ON THE GO
Traveling by plane
Domestic flights are offered by SAS Norge (BU), SAS (SK), Widerøe Flyveselskap (WF) and the Danish British Airways partner Sun Air of Scandinavia (EZ).
There are a total of 50 airports on the coast and inland. Small planes and seaplanes can be rented almost anywhere. The airlines mentioned connect all larger and many smaller cities in the country.
There are discounts for families, children under 12, groups and seniors. Further information from Widerøe Flyveselskap A / S (Tel: 81 00 12 00. Internet: www.wideroe.no).
On the way by car / bus
Car: The quality of the roads varies (especially during the winter months in the north), but the road network is supplemented by numerous car ferries across the fjords. In northern Norway, roads are only cleared at certain times during winter. The cars drive in a column behind the snow removal vehicle. Snow chains or winter tires are recommended in winter.
Numerous roads and bridges are subject to tolls. You are not allowed to stop at the toll stations. When you pass a toll station, the vehicle is automatically recorded. To do this, it is best to book your vehicle online at Euro Parking Collection (www.epcplc.com/register) register. Further information on paying the toll for vehicles with foreign license plates is available from Autopass (www.autopass.no/en/visitors-payment). There are enough petrol stations.
ADAC members should contact the Norwegian Automobile Club (NAF), Østensjøveien 14, Pb. 6682 Etterstad, N-0609 Oslo. (Tel: (926) 085 05. Internet: www.naf.no).
Taxi: Almost all taxis have a meter and can be ordered by telephone. After 10 p.m. a surcharge of 15% is required. All taxis accept the most popular credit cards. Further information is available from the Norwegian Taxi Association(Internet: www.taxiforbundet.no).
Rental cars are available in almost all cities. Rental cars should be booked in advance, especially in summer. The cost is high and parking is a problem everywhere. You can also rent bikes.
– The minimum age for drivers is 18 years.
– Blood alcohol limit: 0.2â?? °. Penalties for drunk driving and violations of parking bans are high seatbelts.
– It is mandatory for drivers to wear fluorescent safety vests when they leave their vehicle outside of built-up areas and are on the road – which is the case in the event of a breakdown or accident. The safety vest must always be stretched to hand over the back of the driver’s seat.
– Dipped headlights are also mandatory during the day.
– Children under the age of 12 must sit in the back seat.
within built-up areas: 50 km / h;
on country roads: 80 km / h;
90 km / h * on motorways.
* On the Eastern Norwegian motorways E 6 between Oslo and Skedsmovollen (7 km) and at the Oslofjord near Drøbak (19 km) the speed limit is 100 km / h.
Documents:National driver’s license and registration papers. For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the car registration number is used as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are advised to take the International Green Insurance Card with them in order to benefit from full insurance cover in the event of damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance cover applies. The green card can also make it easier to record accidents.
Bus: Long-distance buses run from Bø (in Telemark) to Haugesund (8 hours), from Ålesund via Molde and Kristiansund to Trondheim (8 hours), from Fauske to Kirkenes (4 days), from where there are connections to the Bø line in North exist. Inter-Nordicdrive from Trondheim to Stockholm. There are various regional bus routes, some of which are operated by companies that are affiliated with the ferry companies. Nor-Way Bussekspress offers various round trips (Tel: 81 54 44 44. Internet: www.nor-way.no). The official route booklet is essential for using public transport. Routes and timetables for all bus, train, ferry and airline lines are listed.
Traveling in the city
According to youremailverifier, there is good public transport available in the larger cities of Norway. Buses, trains, metro and trams run in Oslo. Tickets can be purchased in advance. You validate the tickets yourself and can change as often as you like within an hour. The Oslo Pass offers free use of public transport and free entry to most museums and attractions in Oslo (available for 1, 2 or 3 days at tourist information points, train stations and many hotels). More information about the Oslo Pass at www.visitoslo.com.
Driving with spikes is chargeable in Oslo and Trondheim from the beginning of November to the beginning of March.
On the go by train
The following are the main routes operated by the Norwegian State Railways NSB (Internet: www.nsb.no):
Oslo – Trondheim (Dovre Line);
Trondheim – Bodø (Nordland Railway);
Oslo – Bergen (Bergen Railway) (various international rankings rate the Bergen Railway as the most interesting and beautiful train journey in the world);
Oslo – Stavanger (Sørland Railway).
Also connections to Halden (Malmö) in Sweden.
Seats must be reserved on the express trains. Dining, buffet or sleeping cars are available on some trains. Heavy luggage can be checked in in advance.
Note on rail travel
The InterRail one-country pass is available for travel in almost 30 European countries and is valid for 3, 4, 6, 8 days within 1 month in one country. Children aged 4-11 travel at half the adult price.
On the way by ship
Ferries and hydrofoils dock in all coastal cities. Especially in the west of Norway, where the famous fjords are, many ferry routes start.
Hurtigruten (Internet: www.hurtigruten.de) offers 12-day round trips from Bergen to Kirkenes (near the Russian border) along the Norwegian west coast; the ferries, which can also transport cars, leave once a day and stop at 35 ports where you can get on and off without any problems. Some ferries also offer excursions (50% discount in spring and autumn).
Excursions and cruises through Norway’s spectacular fjords are offered, for example by Norway Fjord Cruise AS(Internet: www.fjordcruise.com).
The Telemark waterways (Internet: www.telemarkreiser.no) connect the coastal town of Skien with the interior of the country via a widely branched lock system.