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Norway – Transport.

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Due to Norway’s numerous fjords and coastal areas, ferries play a significant role in public transport. They connect islands, fjords, and even some mainland destinations. Ferries are commonly used for both passenger and vehicle transportation.

Trains are a popular mode of transport for long-distance travel between major cities and towns. They are comfortable, offer scenic views, and often have onboard amenities like Wi-Fi.

Buses are widely available and serve both urban and rural areas in Norway. They are a convenient option for reaching destinations not covered by trains. Multiple bus companies operate throughout the country, including regional and long-distance services.

Tickets for public transport can be purchased at stations, terminals, or onboard buses and ferries. In larger cities, contactless smart cards or mobile apps are commonly used for ticketing.

Entur – online travel planner for public transportation (trains, buses and ferries).

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around (visitnorway.com)

Transport websites for the top 10 cities in Norway:
 

Buses.

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Vy Buss is one of the largest bus operators in Norway, offering regional and long-distance bus services.

Nor-Way Bussekspress specializes in long-distance express bus services.

Lavprisekspressen is a low-cost express bus company that operates budget-friendly routes between major cities in Norway.

Flybussen operates airport bus services in major cities, offering convenient transportation between airports and city centers.

Also сheck оut мore info: Entur – online travel planner for public transportation (trains, buses and ferries)

Trains.

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Vy (formerly NSB): Vy is the national rail operator in Norway. They operate an extensive network of trains, providing both regional and long-distance services.

IC trains are a popular choice for long-distance journeys, such as Oslo to Bergen or Oslo to Trondheim.

Some of the popular scenic train routes include the Bergen Line, Flåm Railway, Dovre Line, and Rauma Line. These routes provide unforgettable experiences for tourists, and special scenic train packages are available, such as “Norway in a Nutshell.”

Train tickets can be purchased at train stations, online via Vy’s website, or through mobile apps.

Also сheck оut мore info: Entur – online travel planner for public transportation (trains, buses and ferries)

Airports.

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Oslo Airport, Gardermoen is the biggest airport in Norway and the main international hub, at Gardermoen 60 km (37 mi) north of Oslo.

+ Bodø AirportBergen AirportKristiansand AirportStavanger AirportTromsø AirportTrondheim AirportÅlesund Airport.

Domestic major airlines include: SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), Norwegian Air Shuttle, Widerøe, and Wizz Air.

Also сheck оut мore info: Avinor.no – Norway airports information.

Waterways.

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Getting around Norway by ferry is a popular and scenic way to explore the country’s coastal regions, islands, and fjords.

Coastal Ferries: Norway’s coastal ferry service is operated by Hurtigruten. This iconic cruise and ferry company offers a unique coastal voyage that stretches from Bergen to Kirkenes, stopping at various ports along the way. This route is known as the “Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage” and provides an incredible opportunity to experience Norway’s stunning coastline.

Fjord Line offers ferry services between Norway and Denmark, with routes connecting Bergen, Stavanger, and Langesund in Norway to Hirtshals in Denmark.

Color Line operates ferry services between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. They offer several routes, including Oslo-Kiel (Germany), Sandefjord-Strömstad (Sweden), and Larvik-Hirtshals (Denmark).

Norled operates ferry services along the western coast of Norway, serving regions such as the fjords, islands, and coastal areas. They provide transportation to popular destinations such as the Sognefjord, Hardangerfjord, and Geirangerfjord.

Rødne Fjord Cruise operates ferry and sightseeing services in the Stavanger region, offering scenic cruises in the Lysefjord.

Also сheck оut мore info: Entur – online travel planner for public transportation (trains, buses and ferries)

Car.

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To drive in Norway, you must have a valid driver’s license from your home country or an international driving permit (IDP). The IDP should be accompanied by your regular driver’s license and is valid for a limited period (usually one year).

The minimum age to drive in Norway is 18 years for cars and motorcycles. However, rental car companies may have their own age restrictions, so it’s advisable to check with the specific company if you plan to rent a car.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) provides road traffic information on its website. You can check for updates on road conditions, roadworks, delays, and any disruptions that may affect your journey.

The Norwegian Scenic Routes website offers information about the designated scenic routes in Norway.

Also сheck оut мore info: The Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) offers a range of services and resources for motorists.