Norway is mainly known for its picturesque fjords, which are characterised by steep rock faces with numerous waterfalls. The North Cape is well worth a visit: here, the sun does not go down during the summer and with luck, the Northern Lights can be seen in the winter months. Norway is also home to exciting cities, such as Oslo or Bergen, with numerous attractions. Despite their size, they look idyllic and are surrounded by very impressive landscapes. In Norway, holidaymakers do not necessarily have to decide between a town break and a relaxing holiday in the country.
Many explorers started their expeditions from Tromsø, as this place is just 350 km from the Arctic Circle. Does this sound like a journey suited to your taste? Then book your flight to Norway directly at SunExpress and secure the date you want!
As well as the airport in the capital, Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL), with direct flights from Frankfurt (FRA) taking under two hours, Norway has many other airports. The largest are Bergen (BGO), Trondheim-Værnes (TRD) and Stavanger (SVG). Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen are located in the south of the country, while Trondheim is situated a little further north. Other airports are in Rygge, Tromsø, Kristiansand, Bodo, Aalesund and Molde. Bodo and Molde airports are especially interesting for holidaymakers who wish to take a cruise on the old postal ships of the Hurtigruten shipping company. These cities each have a port where the ships are docked. If you want to travel across the country to the North Cape, fly to Tromsø in the north of the country. In this very long, stretched-out country, it is also often necessary to choose different airports for the outward and return flights.
One of the most popular cities in Norway is the capital, Oslo. It is situated on a fjord of the Baltic Sea and is surrounded by forested areas. In addition to exploring the city sights, holidaymakers in Oslo can also go hiking, cycling, on boat trips to the islands in the fjord or bathing in the sea. If your trip takes place during the winter months, there are also numerous slopes for skiing and snowboarding. You can discover The Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Akershus Fortress and the Viking Ship Museum, where Viking ships from the 9th century and many other artefacts from the Viking era can be found. If you are interested in more modern ships, you can also visit the Fram in the Polar Ship Museum. With this ship, Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and Otto Sverdrup sailed to the North Pole; many original items of their three expeditions are also on display here.
The city of Bergen is another interesting destination: It is situated in the midst of fjords and mountains and offers opportunities for many outdoor activities. A fjord tour along steep rock faces, from which water falls into the depths, is a must-see. The beautiful scenery around the city can also be appreciated either on a hike or by train. A trip with the Flåmsbahn from Myrdal to the Flåms, about 20 km away, is particularly beautiful. This route is one of the steepest railway lines in the world and takes you through breathtaking landscapes. Bergen is an old Hanseatic city with a history of more than 900 years. Its historic port, where you will find many attractions and museums have settled, is an ideal destination for a walk. Bergen’s airport (BGO) is around 17 km from the centre of the city; buses run from here to the city centre, a trip of 30-40 minutes.
A trip to the North Cape usually begins with a flight to Norway’s largest city in the north, Tromsø, the ideal place to enjoy the midnight sun or watch the spectacular northern lights during the winter months. This city is also an Eldorado for outdoor fans: you can walk around the village, go kayaking to the most remote areas or explore the endless expanses of the countryside on a dog sled ride.