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Travelling through Norway - roads, airports, railway, bus transportation

Sommernatt i Tromsø The transport infrastructure in Norway is developed at a high level due to a good standard of living in the country. There are almost all types of public transport you can think of. Buses are however most often preferred by locals and tourists. The bus network connects not only the large cities of the country, but also remote provinces. There are several large bus companies operating in the country, with the main one being Lavris Ekspressen. The roads in the country have excellent asphalt covering and even in the cold season when it is constantly snowing, they (the roads and regional routes) are constantly cleared. In the large cities of the country there are trams, which are usually intended for intraurban transportation. There is also a metro in the capital, which connects the most popular areas of the city.
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Railway transport is also very popular in Norway. It not only offers an opportunity to travel with comfort, but also allows you to enjoy the incredible scenery outside the window. The total length of railways is more than 4000 kilometers. Despite the rather difficult terrain, the country is increasing the rail network, using various tunnels and bridges. The center of the railway interchange is the city of Oslo. It is from here that the main trunk line departs. In view of the territorial location, the water type of transport is also developed. You can find a variety of marine vessels here, differing in the classes of service. There are also large ferries and small boats that engage in the transport of passengers. The fare depends not only on the distance of the trip, but also on the time of the year, and the quality of service as well as. Additional packages also attract an extra charge.
Aviation plays a leading role in Norway’s transport infrastructure. The domestic air transportation has been developed to a magnificent level. This is in general due to the fact that the country has a fairly complex mountainous terrain, thereby making it sometimes cheaper and faster to go on a trip by plane than by road. Also in winter, the most severe regions of Norway can only be reached by plane. The main airport in Norway is the airport Gardermoen in Oslo. The transport interchange from key airports of the country is thoroughly thought out. Buses, high-speed trains and other public transport regularly ply the route.

Main airports and avia transportation

The air transportation service in Norway is highly developed. The attention and development that this sector receives is largely as a result of the fairly complex terrain of the country, which is dominated by mountain ranges. This is why you will find that not only are international lines operating successfully in Norway, but domestic flights are also in high demand. The main airport of the country is the airport of Gardermoen, located near Oslo. At the moment, there are two functional runways with an up-to-date modern coating on the territory of the airport. Two terminals are currently enjoying full operations; one of them is used for international flights, and the other, for domestic transportation. According to last year’s data, over 24 million passengers used the airport in a year. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The terminals have put in place, everything necessary for the comfortable relaxation of passengers. There are spacious lounges, conference rooms, and nursery rooms, amenities for passengers with disabilities, various shops, cafes and bars. Please note that the duty-free zone at this airport is one of the largest in Western Europe, so you can buy drinks, tobacco products, perfumes and cosmetics in the Duty Free store. Another airport of Norway worthy of mention is Bergen. It is located only 12 kilometers from the city of the same name. Its capacity is only slightly below that of the main air gate in the capital. You will also find at the terminal everything you need, including restaurants, cafes, lounges, shops, souvenir shops, Wi-Fi, post office and luggage compartment, as well as bank branches and currency exchange points.
View of Trondheim from Kristiansten Fortress Kirkenes Airport is yet another airport worthy of mention. It is situated 13 kilometers from the city of the same name. The airport was originally built as a military one and was actively used during the Second World War. The highest passenger traffic is observed during the height of the tourist season. The reason for this is that both regular and charter flights usually arrive at about the same time, in order to give passengers the opportunity to get to the station in time to catch the cruise liners. Despite the fact that there are two runways in the territory of the city, there are plans for reconstruction. At the moment, a new control tower and a rescue station are being built, which will satisfy all the innovative standards. There is also in the plan, a program to expand the terminal itself.

Railway, bus, water and other transport

Sankt Jakob kirke The most popular type of public transport in Norway are buses. You can buy tickets both in advance and directly from the driver, however in the latter option you will have to pay a higher fee. Special reductions of payment are provided for pensioners, students and children. Buses run in strict accordance with the schedule, and the technical condition of transport vehicles is at a decent level. Due to the incredibly high quality of highways in the country, car rental points are very popular among tourists. You can have access to this service at a charge rate of 3,000 to 6,000 kroner per week. If you choose this option, it is worth remembering that the cost of fuel here is quite high, and there are also toll gates and roads where you have to pay.
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The terrain in most regions is very difficult, so on the way you will often find narrow tunnels, bridges and sharp turns. This is why it is necessary to strictly adhere to the speed regulations and pay close attention to the road signs. In Norway, there are huge fines for seat belt defaulters, as well as for driving in a state of intoxication. There is also taxi service in the country, but it is expensive. They can be stopped right on the street or ordered over the phone. As a rule, taxis work only within the boundaries of one city. The cost for a pick-up is 3 Euros and for each kilometer ride, you will have to pay about one and a half Euros. Quite often tourists choose to move around by train. There are also high-speed regional express trains and local passenger trains. The fare depends on the class of the wagon. You can buy a ticket online or in the booking office of the railway station.
THE ROYAL PALACE In Norway, sea transport is also very popular, especially ferries. They provide not only transportation along the coastline, but also connection with other neighboring countries, including Sweden and Scotland. In situations where there is a need for you to get to a particular region of the country in the shortest possible time, then it is best to use the domestic air service. The aviation sector of Norway has received the greatest development due to the rather complex terrain of the country. As a rule, all domestic airlines serve budgetary companies, so the cost of flying is usually low. From the airport to the center of the nearest cities, there are regular high-speed trains and buses. It is also possible to book a taxi or a transfer.
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Travel advices for Norway cities

Oslo
3. Travelling on suburban roads of Oslo independently is rather difficult. The roads here are very narrow and in some areas they resemble serpentine. 4. Drivers should keep in minds that either in the territory of the city or in its suburbs the roads are equipped with security cameras. Even the slightest excess of speed will be certainly fixed, and the penalty for violating traffic rules will be a large fine. 5. Prices in local hotels and restaurants are quite high, so those tourists, … Read more
Trondheim
3. The exemplary cleanliness is maintained in the city; heavy fines are charged for violation of public order and throwing rubbish in the wrong place. Fans of beer have to consider that glass bottles and tin cans of beer can be brought to any store that sells it. In many retail outlets the substantial reward is provided for the return of packaging. 4. In most restaurants and cafes service charge is included in the total score. However, you have to leave a small monetary reward for a good … Read more
Bergen
3. Smoking in public places is prohibited in Bergen, so you should pay attention to the forbidding signs. As a rule, there is a special area for smokers close to all public agencies, restaurants and shopping centers. 4. Tobacco is very expensive in Bergen, so smokers are better to stock up cigarettes in advance. Only persons over 18 years are allowed to make purchases in the local tobacco shops. 5. If your aim is to purchase alcoholic beverages, you will also need to go to specialty … Read more
Lillehammer
3. Thrifty tourists should take into account that taxi services are quite expensive. Even if the trip lasts no more than five minutes, you will have to pay about 20 euros. 4. Lillehammer's main railway station can be found in the city center. Every day, trains depart from here to surrounding towns. The station offers a great tourist center. 5. Even in wintertime, the weather is quite comfortable for walking and outdoor activities. At the height of winter, the average air temperature is … Read more
Molde
3. At local restaurants, gourmets should pay special attention to fish dishes. Excellent restaurants offering dishes at affordable prices are located not far from the city center. 4. If you are going to have breakfast at a local restaurant or cafe, you should remember that quite big portions are served here in the morning. Those who haven’t got used to substantial breakfast should order one dish for two or three. 5. Near Molde, there is a big airport but it serves only … Read more
Larvik
3. The city has a strict ban on smoking in public places. One needs to pay attention to special warning signs, not all restaurants provide special rooms for smokers. 4. The city is dominated by small hotels, so it's recommended to book rooms well in advance. Besides, many private houses and apartments are rented out in Larvik. 5. Not far from the city there is an airport that regularly receives flights from Oslo and some other Norwegian cities. Many tourists prefer to travel here by … Read more

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