Travel in Scandinavia

Boat services play a major part in travel between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe and within the Scandinavian countries themselves. In Norway, in particular, several car ferries across the fjords supplement the road system in these areas.

Cruises along the coast and up the fjords are a very popular means of seeing the country. Ships of the Hurtigrute sail up the west coast of Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes. During the summer, there are daily services in both directions, which take 11 days to cover the total distance of some 2500 sea miles. For many of the ports of call, this is their only connection with the outside world. For services in the fjords see the descriptions ofthe various fjords.

Air services within the Scandinavian countries are primarily provided by SAS {Scandinavian Airlines System) and Fin-nair. A number of domestic services are flown in Norway by Braathens SAFE and Widert>es Flyveselskap, and in Sweden by Linjeflyg. The largest airport for domestic as well as international services is Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. There are direct flights (in some cases with

calls (stopovers) at intermediate airports) from London to Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg (Goteborg), Helsinki, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm; from Aberdeen to Bergen, Copenhagen and Stavanger; from Dublin to Copenhagen; from Edinburgh to Bergen and Stavanger; from Glasgow to Copenhagen and Stavanger; from Manchester to Copenhagen ; from Newcastle to Bergen and Stavanger; and from Norwich to Stavanger. There are also

Signpost at Bodo airfield in northern Norway numerous services to and from North American airports (to Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm).

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