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Flights to Norway

Why visit Norway?

 

Home of the Vikings, the intrepid spirit of Norway is infectious as soon as you step onto their iron shores. The country itself is bursting with beauty, from the Artic climes of Lapland, to its remarkable fjords and lakes, right onto its extensive and glorious coastline. Beyond the landscape are Norway’s charming and colourful towns, and its contemporary and sophisticated cities that ooze Scandinavian cool. Welcome to Norway, the ‘land of the Midnight Sun’.

 

Things to do in Norway

 

Start in the glorious city of Oslo, where the parks and forests play as much a role in the city as the medieval buildings and the contemporary architecture. Like everything in Norway, nature and man seem to live side by side with perfect harmony. Start with the city’s history and visit the 13th century Akershus Fortress, and see the remarkable grounds of the Royal Palace. Oslo has lots of cultural attractions too; highlights include the Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens, the National Museum, which has collections of art, architecture and design.

 

Outside of Oslo though is where you’ll find the natural attractions of the country; visit the majestic fjords of Lysefjorden can be easily accessed from Stavenger, a lovely city in the southwestern coast of the country. Then consider making your way to the longest and deepest fjord in the world, Sognefjorden. Or see the most vaunted fjord in the country, Geiranger, part of Storfjord, and comes complete with waterfalls, mountains, and a UNESCO World Heritage certification.

 

Those who seek adventure can find it the further north they go. Once you enter the Artic Circle, the landscape will enthrall you. Watch the Northern Lights skein over the night sky from the depths of Lapland, or see polar bears hunt for seals around Svalbard for an experience in this country you won’t ever forget.

 

Best time to visit Norway

 

·         Much of when you decide to visit Norway depends on what you’re looking to do. For visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the magical Aurora Borealis, or see the winter wonderland of Lapland come to life, visiting during December to February is best. Temperatures during this time are brutally cold, so having adequate winter wear is imperative. Expect lows of -17°C in the far north.

 

·         Summers (June-August) mean long summer days, and seeing the Midnight Sun. It never gets very hot in Norway, averages are about 17°C, with highs of about 22°C. However, this is a lovely time of year to visit, and ideal for exploring the fjords, swimming in the lakes, and hiking the mountains.

 

Flights to Norway

 

·         Three airports see international connecting routes from Australia, these are the Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) in Norway’s capital city, the Bergan Airport (BGO), and the Stavenger Airport (SVG). Though it is likely you will find the cheapest, most direct flights through Oslo, as that is the largest airport in the country.

 

·         Connect to Norway via all the major cities in Australia, and expect one to two layovers in cities such as Bangkok (BKK), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), London (LHR), and Doha (DOH).

 

·         Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qantas are some of the airlines that offer flights to Norway from Australia.

 

Currency

 

·         Norwegian Krone (NOK).

 

Visa requirements

 

·         Norway is party to the Schengen Convention, which allows for freedom of movement in the European Union. Generally under this agreement, Australians do not need a visa prior to flying to Norway, and will be granted entry of up to 90 days. Please double check these conditions on the Australian government’s travel advice website before you fly.

 

 

Please note that information is correct as of October 2016

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