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The different modes of transport in Norway

Bearing in mind the long distances that you need to cover during your travels in Norway, it's very important that you choose the right mode of transport.

In town

If you've got the time, the best way to get about and see the wonderful towns and cities during your stay in Norway can be found on the end of your legs. Yes, you've guessed it, it's your feet. The distances are easily walkable and there's nothing better than wandering around with your nose to the wind.

If you prefer you can also go by bike and save a bit of time.

If it seems too far to walk or the weather is against you, there is also a good bus network.

Taxis are also a good option, but not a cheap one.

If you have your own car, at least you'll be free to get around at your own pace, but take care when parking because if you overstay, even by a minute, you'll be penalised and the fines are much higher than in the UK.

In Norway

Between two cities

if you're travelling over a long distance between two cities, there are several transport options. Unless you're a hardened cyclist and have all the time in the world, forget cycling. The distances are too long.

The train is an excellent way to get around. The network is very well developed, the carriages are heated and comfortable, the fares are very competitive and attractive, so give it a try!

The buses are also a good way to get around and have the advantage of taking you where the trains don't go. They're very comfortable and affordable.

Boats are the perfect way to explore Norway in a different way. As you travel along the coastline, you'll see the amazing fjords. They're a must-see in Norway. Research the fares thoroughly and shop around for the best deal.

There's nothing better than having your own car to explore the country. The distances can seem unending and you need to allow plenty of time. The road network is generally in very good condition. Make sure you adapt your driving to the weather conditions and watch out for wild animals suddenly crossing the road without warning. Watch out for the speed limits too, any excess, even the tiniest, is very severely punished.

Lastly, if you're short of time and you don't want to waste time on public transport, the perfect answer is to fly.

David Debrincat
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Updated 3 November 2015
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