Flights to Norway – From striking landscapes to great shopping
The Kingdom of Norway is a sovereign and unitary monarchy. A beautiful destination, its territory comprises the island of Jan Mayden, the archipelago of Svalbard, and the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Norway is one of Europe’s most adventurous destinations, offering a gamut of exhilarating activities like hiking, white-water rafting, mountain biking, and so on.
Best time to visit Norway
The ideal time to visit Norway depends on what activities you want to indulge in. For example, June to August are considered the best months for hiking, as the days are long and the mornings sunny. May and September is when Norway is at its best. The month of May is when trees blossom and the country looks enchanting, whereas September is the berry-picking season. The weather between October and February is bitterly cold.
How to reach Norway
Norway has 98 airports and the busiest of them all is Oslo Airport. The airport operates flights to about 115 international and 28 domestic cities. The airlines that operate connecting flights from India to Norway are Air India, Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, and so on. However, there are no direct flights from India to Oslo. The airlines offer excellent onboard facilities like web check-in, comfortable seats, free meals, and endless entertainment.
Accommodation in Norway
A variety of accommodation is available in Norway, from lavish hotels to reasonable lodgings in camping huts, youth hostels, and mountain cabins. There is something to suit every budget and taste. A single hotel room in Norway will cost around INR 6,000 and upwards. Special offers are almost always available, providing cheaper tariffs. The camping huts will cost you around INR 2,500 to 4,500 (space for the entire family). For backpackers and solo travelers, youth hostels are most convenient, starting at INR 1,200 to 2,000 per person. Most of the hostels will require you to bring your own bedsheets, cook your own food, and clean before you leave.For longer stays, consider renting a house, high-quality cabin or an apartment.
Cities like Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, and Tromso have many high-end accommodation options available for you. For budget-friendly options, you can choose to stay in Hamar, Moss, and Halden.
Things to see in Norway
Norway offers tourists an incredible mix of cultural and natural wonders. When in Norway, hop on the Bergen Railways. Offering spectacular views, the scenic routes begin in Oslo. Head to the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lying north of Ålesund, to witness some of the finest scenery in Norway. No trip to Norway is complete without a trip to Lillehammer, located above Lake Mjøsa at the south end of the Gudbrandsdal valley. The Malhaugen Park and the Peer Gynt's Cottage are the major attractions in Lillehammer.
Eating out in Norway
Farikal (a casserole of cabbage and lamb’s meat) is the national dish of Norway. Salted cod and dried cod are the staple food of the northern coastal communities. The local folks love porridge, soups, bakery items, potato, frozen pizza, smoked and salted fish and meat.
Shopping in Norway
When in Norway, traditional Norwegian waffles and sweets are a must-buy. You can also opt for jewelry, handbags, and leather suitcases from Grünerløkka district. Bring home a classic Norwegian sweater from the sweater factory in Dale and a book of Scandinavian art from the National Gallery Museum at Oslo.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Norway?
From India, Turkish Airlines offers the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Norway?
India is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of the Norwegian time zone.
•What is the average time taken to reach Oslo from major Indian cities?
Mumbai to Oslo: 12 hours and 15 minutes
Delhi to Oslo: 10 hours and 50 minutes
Bangalore to Oslo: 13 hours and 10 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Norway from India?
From India to Norway, the flights stop over at Istanbul, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, London, Zurich, Doha, and so on.
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