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Norway – by car to Europe

On New Year's holidays, you want a little magic. Where to look for him, except in villages among the fjords of the northern country? Let's find out how to get to Norway and Schengen in 2024

The main tourist destinations in Europe (Finland, Estonia, Poland) are closed to Russians due to sanctions and it is either impossible or extremely expensive to get there.

However, among the Schengen border countries, there is one state to which Russians can come without restrictions, even by car — this is Norway!

What do I need to travel to Norway?

Schengen visa

Cash (Russian VISA, MasterCard and MIR cards do not work in the Schengen countries)

It is recommended to take out Green Card insurance (for cars)

How to get there?

There are two ways to get to the Scandinavian country:

By car

By plane and local bus

By car

To get to Norway by car, you should first get to St. Petersburg, from where you can take the E105 highway to Murmansk. After stopping in Murmansk, you can go directly to the Kirkenes checkpoint.

The journey time will be about 3-4 hours, after which you will be able to cross the border. Due to the low popularity of the destination and its remoteness, there should be practically no queues at the checkpoint.

After passing the border, you can travel freely in Norway and head to other available Schengen countries, for example, Sweden.

By plane and bus

The way to the northern country by plane is similar to the way by car. In order to get to Norway without a car, you need to get to Murmansk airport. The ticket price from Moscow to Murmansk is about 5 thousand rubles.

Next, take a local bus to Kirkines Airport. The cost of the trip is about 2 thousand rubles. From Kirkines airport, you can get to the capital of Norway or to other cities in the Schengen area, bypassing the ban on transit through Finland. The price of the Kirkins – Oslo ticket is about 15 thousand rubles.

In total, you will spend about 8 thousand rubles to get to Norway and about 25 thousand if you need to get to the capital of the country.

In September 2022, Finland and a number of European countries canceled the validity of Schengen visas issued to citizens of the Russian Federation. It is forbidden to visit countries for tourist and transit purposes, which is why the tourist flow in these directions has practically disappeared.


March 18, 2024 04:35 am



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