Criss-crossing Norway Posted by Bjørn A. Bojesen on Feb 28, 2019 in Geography, Nature
If you look in an atlas, Norway looks like a very long vott (mitten – or do you see something else?) Add a lot of fjorder og fjell (fjords and mountains), and it’s easy to see how Norwegians can have a hard time getting around. 🙂 Fortunately, there are many ways to criss-cross the country…
Du kan gå. (You can walk.) Even in cities like Bergen I’ve found it easy å reise til fots (to travel by foot) – especially om sommeren (in summer) when været er fint (the weather is nice). If you travel på fjellet (in the mountains), check out all the nice hytter (huts) where you can spend the night.
Du kan haike. (You can hitchhike.) As far as I know, Norway is a relatively safe place for hitchhikers, and most Norwegians are vennlig (friendly) and høflig (polite). A girl who’d hitchhiked in Norway told me she hadn’t had any problems. Still, of course, you should ta dine forholdsregler (take your precautions). If you’re the driver, brace yourself for dyr bensin – expensive petrol.
Du kan reise med offentlig transport. (You can travel with public transport.) Busser (busses) are usually efficient, on time and not too expensive. 🙂 Between many cities and bigger towns you can also ta toget (take the train), which is run by the national company NSB. If beautiful scenery is your thing, I can recommend travelling by hurtigbåt (high-speed craft) in one of the fjord areas…
Du kan fly. (You can fly = take the plane.) Especially people who live in Nord-Norge (Northern Norway) rely a lot on fly (airplanes), since for example the capital is waaay down south… Det er mange flyplasser i Norge (there are many airports in Norway), which lets you easily travel innenriks (”domestically”) from Kristiansand to Tromsø. Flying within the country is cheaper than you’d think, as the government supports some flyruter (flight routes) financially – to help Norwegians get across the long distances.
Hva venter du på? (What are you waiting for?) 🙂