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When to go and weather


Getting to Southern Norway

Southern Norway is well served by NSB trains from Oslo, although parts of the coast are only accessible by bus, either from Oslo, Kristiansand or Stavanger.

The Kjevik airport at Kristiansand has infrequent flights from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim on Norwegian, SAS and Widerøe, as well as a service from Copenhagen.

By car, take the E18 from Oslo or E39 from Stavanger.

Health and safety


  • Comprehensive travel insurance to cover theft, loss and medical problems is highly recommended.
  • Some policies specifically exclude dangerous activities such as scuba diving, motorcycling, skiing and even trekking: read the fine print.
  • Check that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home.
  • Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
  • If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation.
  • Paying for your airline ticket with a credit card often provides limited travel accident insurance – ask your credit card company what it is prepared to cover.
  • Worldwide travel insurance is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance. You can buy, extend and claim online anytime – even if you’re already on the road.
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