Travellers to Norway can fly to Oslo from many parts of the world. SAS serves the main airport, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, 30 miles north of Oslo, serving domestic and international flights. Domestic flights come from Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and several other cities. European cities with connections to Gardermoen include London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Frankfurt. Passengers can fly from many cities and connect to flights to Oslo. Travellers can also fly from New York to Oslo, then take trains and buses from the airport into the city.
SAS partner Widerøe flies to Sandefjord Airport Torp 68 miles south of Oslo. Domestic flights from Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger land at this airport. International flights come from the UK, Germany, Poland, Spain and Italy A shuttle bus provides service to the airport from Torp train station.
Visitors can take trains from both airports to Oslo Central Station. From there, they can take the T-bane metro system from the station to other parts of Oslo. Other types of public transportation in Oslo are buses, trams, local trains and ferries.
Passengers who take a train to Oslo from one of the airports will find some things to see near Oslo central station. Akershus Fortress is one of the attractions near the train station. It was built during the 1300s. Visitors can take guided tours through the fortress. The Norwegian Resistance Museum is at the same site as Akershus Fortress. Displays at the museum focus on Norway’s history during the German occupation in World War II.
The area of Oslo next to Akershus Castle is Kvadraturen. Buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries can be seen here. The National Museum of Architecture, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art are in this area.
Some of Oslo's other museums are the Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum and Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. The Fram Museum has a polar ship that is open for tours.
There are things to do outdoors in Oslo all year round. Visitors can ski at Tryvann Vinterpark and ice skate at the Spikersuppa skating rink during the winter. The BadeFryd water park at TusenFryd amusement park is open during the summer. There are places to swim and sunbathe at the beach at Langøyene Island in Oslo fjord. Travellers who fly to Oslo will find plenty of things to do in the city.
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