Getting around in Norway

Domestic Flights

All the large cities and towns have airports catering for both international and domestic flights. In fact, there are more than 50 airports in Norway serviced through regular routes, making even remote places such as the Lofoten Islands, the North Cape and Spitsbergen (Svalbard) easily accessible by plane.

Airlines that operate domestic flights within Norway are SAS, Norwegian and Widerøe. The largest airport is Oslo Gardermoen Int. Airport. From here you can also reach many domestic regions and airports in the country.


In Norway, the railway lines stretch for more than 3,000 kilometres, including 775 tunnels and over 3,000 bridges. Many routes go through scenic countryside, captivating with panoramic views of suburbs, mountains, lakes and fjords.

Some are world-famous, such as the Bergenbanen that runs over the mountain plateau Handangervidda from Oslo to Bergen. Another one is the spectacular Flåm Railway, one of the world's steepest railway lines.  If you want to discover the amazing midnight sun or northern lights, the Nordlandbanen is a good choice between Trondheim and Bodø.

Norway's national train operator is NSB. 



In Norway, express boats and car ferries sail up and down the coast, in sheltered waters and across open seas, to towns and villages, and islands large and small.

Regarding a holiday where you can hop from island to island, they provide perfect logistics for planning an itinerary. Popular routes like Geiranger - Hellesylt and Lauvvik – Lysebotn can be very crowded in summer.

The most beautiful sea voyage is called Hurtigenruten. From Bergen in the south to Kirkenes in the north on an 11-day journey showing the unique picture of the natural beauty of Norway. Departures are daily, and there are frequent stops along the coast. The ships can accommodate cars, making it easy to combine the cruise with a holiday in different places ashore.



You will find bus stations and public transport information centres in Norway's largest cities. If you want detailed information, you can go to the local Tourist information offices to provide information about public buses.

You can buy your ticket on board by telling the driver where you are going. One-day and weekly travel cards are available in some towns/cities, and these can be bought from the driver, kiosks and b

Norway Bus Express operates all over Norway except Northern Norway. Coach travel is usually much cheaper than plane or train but takes longer. Most companies offer student, child, senior, and family discounts.


Car Hire

The best time of the year to rent a car and drive around beautiful Norway is from May to September because of the amazing famous light, longest day hours and the weather. Scenic coastal highways and zig-zagging mountain roads make your trip unforgettable.

You will find more companies in Norway offering car hire packages to buy.

All car rental agencies at Oslo-Gardermoen Airport are located in the Arrivals hall on the west side towards the railway station. Most are open from 07:00 - 23:30 daily.



You can take a taxi at the many taxi ranks throughout the cities and towns. You are free to choose which taxi company you want and do not have to choose the car that is first in line at the rank. You can also hail a taxi on the street or simply phone for one.

Pay in cash (Norwegian kroner only) or by credit card. If you want to pay by credit card, please inform the driver at the trip's start. Taxis in Norway accept the most common cards such as VISA, American Express, Eurocard and MasterCard. Please be aware that non-chipped cards may not always be accepted.