Tuesday, October 26, 2021

How To Travel To Norway

EuropeNorwayHow To Travel To Norway

By plane


Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (IATA: OSL) is Norway’s largest airport and major international hub, located 60 kilometers north of Oslo. Many major international and local airlines service the airport.

The airport offers scheduled flights to about 100 international destinations as well as 24 domestic destinations. There are direct flights from the United Kingdom to Oslo Gardermoen from:

  • London Heathrow (Scandinavian Airlines and British Airways)
  • London Gatwick (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Birmingham (Flybe)
  • Manchester (Scandinavian Airlines)
  • Edinburgh (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Aberdeen (Eastern Airways)

From Ireland:

  • Dublin (Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle)

From the United States:

  • Boston, MA (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Las Vegas, NV (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Los Angeles, CA (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Newark, NJ (United, Scandinavian Airlines)
  • New York JFK, NY (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Oakland, CA (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Orlando, FL (Norwegian Air Shuttle)

The fastest route between Australia and New Zealand is through Bangkok, Doha, or Dubai. Thai Airways and Norwegian Air Shuttle both provide nonstop flights from Oslo to Bangkok. Qatar Airways and Emirates both fly daily from Doha and Dubai, with connections from a variety of Asian and Oceania locations.


Sandefjord Airport, Torp (IATA: TRF) is situated 115 kilometers south of Oslo, just north of Sandefjord, and is Ryanair’s destination airport in Oslo. Ryanair now offers another flight from London Stansted to Haugesund on Norway’s west coast.

Sandefjord Airport Torp offers scheduled flights to 14 European destinations and three Norwegian destinations.

There are direct services from the United Kingdom to:

  • London Stansted (Ryanair)
  • Birmingham (Ryanair)
  • Liverpool (Ryanair)
  • Glasgow Prestwick (Ryanair)
  • Edinburgh (Ryanair)

From Ireland:

  • Dublin (Ryanair)


Moss Airport, Rygge (IATA: RYG) is situated just outside of Moss, some 60 kilometers south of Oslo. Moss Airport Rygge offers regular flights to and from about 15 European locations as well as three local destinations.

Moss Airport, Rygge is served by the following airlines:

  • Danish Air Transport
  • Ryanair


Stavanger Airport, Sola (IATA: SVG) operates regular flights to and from London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris, Kraków, Madrid, Nice, and other European destinations.

There are direct flights from the United Kingdom to:

  • London Heathrow (Scandinavian Airlines and BMI)
  • London Gatwick (Norwegian Air Shuttle)
  • Newcastle (Eastern Airways, Widerøe)
  • Aberbeen (Scandinavian Airlines, Eastern Airways and Widerøe)

From the United States there are direct flights from:

  • Houston, TX (Scandinavian Airlines)


Bergen Airport, Flesland (IATA: BGO) serves major European cities like as London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Prague, Warsaw, and others.

Aside from the above listed airports, domestic flights are available to Trondheim and Troms.

There are direct flights from the United Kingdom to:

  • London Gatwick (Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian)
  • Newcastle (Easter Airways)
  • Edinburgh (Widerøe)
  • Aberdeen (Eastern Airways and Widerøe)
  • Kirkwall (Flybe)

From the United States there are seasonal direct flights from:

  • New York JFK, NY (Norwegian Air Shuttle)


Trondheim Airport, Vrnes (IATA: TRD) is accessible by direct flights from a number of European destinations, including Amsterdam, London, and Copenhagen.

Norwegian Air Shuttle operates direct flights from London Gatwick in the United Kingdom.


Norwegian Air Shuttle operates twice-weekly direct flights from London Gatwick to Troms Airport (IATA: TOS). Nordavia Regional Airlines also flies between Troms and Murmansk, Russia.

By train

Trains run from Sweden to Oslo, Trondheim, and Narvik, with further interior connections.

Daily service from Stockholm and Gothenburg to Oslo. Local services are also available from Karlstad.

The Nabotget service from stersund coincides with one day and one night service from Stockholm, as well as the train from Sundsvall, for Trondheim.

Two trains each day operate from Stockholm to Narvik via Kiruna. Both are for the night.

By bus

Eurolines, Swebus Express, and Säfflebussen are the main international bus lines that operate into Oslo from Sweden. Service to Gothenburg and Copenhagen is provided nearly every hour. The rail service to Stockholm is also much more frequent. Lavprisekspressen offers low-cost bus tickets between major cities in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

Kirkenes-Murmansk minibus service operates three times each day. For reservations, contact Grenseland/Sovjetreiser (yep, they are still named that!) in Kirkenes.

Other coach routes connect Sweden to Bod and Mo I Rana, as well as Denmark to Stavanger.

By car

Road access is available from Sweden, Finland, and Russia. European route E6 goes through Malmö, Helsingborg, and Göteborg in Sweden before crossing the border at Svinesund in the south-east of Norway, while E8 runs through Turku, Vaasa, and Oulu in Finland before crossing the border at Kilpisjärvi. There are many routes and border crossings available, however bear in mind that road conditions vary, there are few highways, and speed limits are low (usually 80km/h). Ferries between Denmark and Kiel (Germany) accept automobiles as well and are a convenient method to skip lengthy transportation legs.

By boat

From Belgium

DFDS has a freight line from Ghent to Brevik with minimal passenger capacity, which is mostly used by truck drivers. Once or twice a week, there are departures. It should be noted that the boat may arrive in the middle of the night in Brevik.

From Germany

Color Line operates a daily boat service from Kiel to Oslo. The boat departs Kiel at 13:30 and arrives in Oslo the next day at 09:30. The ferry port in Kiel is located on Norwegenkai, just over the bridge from Kiel’s major train station (note that the bridge may at times be closed for pedestrians due to ship traffic). The terminus at the conclusion of the trip in Oslo is situated at Hjortneskai, which is just west of the city. A bus runs from the airport to the city center, leaving soon after passengers disembark.

From Denmark

Several firms operate from different Danish ports (Frederikshavn, Hirtshals, and Copenhagen) to various Norwegian ports (Oslo, Larvik, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen).

  • Color Line traffic from Hirtshals to Kristiansand and Larvik.
  • Stena Line from Frederikshavn to Oslo.
  • Fjord Line traffic from Hirtshals to Langesund, Stavanger and Bergen (Seasonal to Kristiansand).
  • DFDS Seaways traffic from Copenhagen to Oslo.

From England

There are no longer any ferry lines from Norway to the UK, but DFDS Seaways has been known to accept people on its freight service from Immingham to Brevik.

Thompson From Harwich, cruise ships visit Flm, Bergen, Molde, Hammerfest, Nordkapp, Troms, Lofoten Islands, Geiranger, and Lesund in Norway. The cruise may last anything from 5 days to 2 weeks. It takes 1.5 days to sail from Harwich to south Norway. There are a variety of restaurants, bars, casinos, theaters, and a stage performance on board the cruise ship to keep you amused throughout your trip. Cabins are offered in a variety of grades, ranging from shared rooms to singles, doubles, and luxury suites.

From Shetland, Faeroe Islands and Iceland

Smyril Line used to provide a weekly service to Bergen. This service is currently only available between Denmark, Shetland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland.