The home of the Vikings, the land of fjords and archipelago is
also known as a winter sports paradise. Thanks to the warm Gulf
Stream the cities and towns along the Norwegian Atlantic coast
experience a relatively mild climate instead of sub polar
In Hammerfest, officially the "northernmost city in Europe", the
sun does not go down in the summer months and does not rise in
December. The spectacular Northern Lights are one of the true
wonders of the world.
The capital of Norway, at the fjord with the same name, offers
its visitors an attractive old town as well as a colourful
cross-section of attractive buildings ranging from the nearly one
thousand year old fortress Akershus to the futuristic New Opera,
opened in 2008.
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year in the impressive
town hall. Along the city's central shopping street, Karl Johans
Gata, a number of government buildings, the parliament building and
the Royal Palace can also be found.
At Holmenkollen in Oslo is one of the oldest ski jumps in the
world. It is still a location of many ski jump competitions every
Eurolines Coaches travel from over 34 European Countries to
Flekkefjord, Kristiansand, Lyngdal, Mandal, Mosseporten, Oslo,
Sarpsborg and Svinesund.