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Shining out as one of the European countries with the highest standards, Norway is situated on the Scandinavian Peninsula. Regarded as the motherland of Vikings, the country along the Atlantic Ocean is notable for its seafood and oil industry. Keeping the bar high in democracy, this Nordic country ranks among the top favorite destinations by its present conditions of living. Owning hundreds of fjords meaning “the sea covering the glacial valleys”, the country offers an enthralling experience for its guests by its natural gems thanks to its perfectly located geographical presence. The Northern Lights, resulting from the solar explosions, and the Midnight Sun lasting for a month during the summertime, bring in millions of tourists to the country each year. Snowmobile safari, which is available at many spots in the country covered under snow for long time, together with Husky or reindeer skiing tours are the top popular activities Norway offers for its guests.
Take a look at the flights to Norway with Turkish Airlines now and get ready for an utterly different adventure full of unforgettable moments at this magical land.
Turkish Airlines flies to fifteen different destinations in Norway: Alesund, Alta, Bergen, Bodø, Harstad-Narvik, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Kristiansand, Kristiansund, Longyearbyen, Molde, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø and Trondheim.
Direct flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) take nearly for hours, which land at Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (OSL) in the capital Oslo. Passengers wishing to reach other Norwegian cities may transfer at Oslo and continue their journeys.
The busiest airport in Norway, Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (OSL) serves to 27 million passengers in a year. Bergen Airport (BGO) reaching the annual number of 6 million passengers in average is the second busiest airport countrywide. Trondheim Airport (TRD) and Stavanger Airport (SVG) hosting nearly four million passengers in a year, together with Tromsø Airport (TOS) with 2,5 million passengers, are other remarkable airports serving to the air traffic countrywide.
Many festivals and events take place at Norwegian towns all year round. Northern Lights Festival which is held in January at Tromsø has been offering a very special experience for its attendants for 25 years. Trondheim Jazz Festival in May, is regarded as one of the significant jazz festivals in Europe nearly for 40 years. Norway is also highly assertive about music festivals. Norwegian Wood Music Festival held in June offers simply a feast to the music lovers and remains among the top popular events organized countrywide. Ultima Music Festival in April, Bergenfest Music Festival in June and Hell Blues Festival in September are among the remarkable attention-grabbing music events of the country. Extreme Sports Week, held in June at Vass, is shown amongst the primary festivals of its field. Bergen Rain Fest in October, on the other hand, would be ideal for those looking for a different experience during their visit to Norway.
Norway is in high demand during all these events. It would therefore be advantageous to set your plan in advance to join these colorful organizations for a wonderful holiday.
The coastal town Oslo, which is generally the first stop in visits to Norway, offers utterly different experiences to its guests. The most popular spot in the city is Karl Johans Gate Street. While walking down this street hosting the Royal Palace, you may enjoy shopping in the attractive stores, and visiting National Theater, Parliament Building and National Gallery. The Royal Palace at the end of the street is situated within the park Slottsparken. This giant Palace consisting of 173 rooms gives an insight into the country’s history. Oslo Opera House in the seafront would be an ideal place to enjoy the sea view sitting on its stairs. This Opera Building is the frequent destination for those interested in modern architecture as well, which is cited as one of the most significant modern buildings in Scandinavian countries. Vigeland Sculpture Park, a favorite tourist attraction in the city, hosts the various works of the famous Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. As a cradle of Vikings, the city naturally offers a Viking Museum as well: The Viking Ship Museum, where an ancient Viking ship is displayed, appeals to both the children and the adults.
Regarded as the unofficial capital, the touristic town of Tromsø is the cultural center countrywide as well. It therefore offers a wide range of spots to visit. The Arctic Cathedral, is a popular must-see spot, constructed in 1965 with a distinctive architecture, captivating by its giant glass mosaic on the front side. Often attributed as “a gate to the poles” the city highly deserves this name by its famous Polar Museum, where you may have a chance to learn about the experiences of the pole explorers, and find out the challenges met by the hunters and trappers in the region. If you are fond of watching the city from the top, make sure to also use the Floya Mountain Cablecar to enjoy the charming panoramic view of Tromsø. If you are looking for more to discover about the North Pole and nature, do not forget to make a visit to Polaria Arctic Aquarium and Experience Center. Moreover, many tours organized in snow, such as skiing, fishing in the frozen lake and ice skating are high in demand by the tourists as well.
As one of the most ancient towns in Norway, Trondheim is an enjoyable destination standing out by its amazing architecture. The Nidaros Cathedral of 900 years and the Trondheim Cruise Port along the River Nidelv are the most crowd-pulling spots in this pretty city. Make sure to visit during your stay also the Market Square, Munkegata Street, Archbishop’s Palace and Museum, as well as the Munkholmen Island and Monastery.
Bergen, one of the most adorable towns in Norway, is extremely attractive by its location encircled by mountains and its beautiful fjords in the center. Offering a breathtaking view to its guests by its houses with pointed roofs, Bergen hosts many enchanting worth-seeing spots including but not limited to, the Bryggen Port, as the oldest port countrywide in the west coast of Norway; Gamlehaugen Castle, the official residence of the royal family; Bergen fjords of amazing beauty; the Museum of Decorative Arts and the magnificent Bergen Cathedral.
It is possible to benefit from the public transport means to transport between the verdant cities of this marvelous country. As an alternative, if you are interested in a private transport, you may also consider the options of car rental to ensure a comfortable journey throughout your stay.
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