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Cheap flights from Norway

Norway is a country that is simply beautiful any time of the year. Travellers will be charmed by its fjords in summer and have fun in the snow by winter. Norway features a climate that is also a wonder to experience. Other than the distinct seasons, the country is also well known for its midnight sun. Daylight here can extend up to 20 hours a day from late May to late July. Days are shorter, on the other hand, from late November to late January when the sun would not rise above the horizon in the north.

The country is also famous for being one of the lands where the Vikings came from. This seafaring culture possesses quite a strong mettle for exploring uncharted lands and conquering them. Their taste for adventure makes their history interesting to learn about, especially when one sees their stave churches and their longships that brought them to different parts of the world.

Where to go

Nature sights often make the highlight of any trip to Norway. This is especially true when one goes to Southwestern Norway where the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord are. These bodies of water surrounded by a backdrop of lushly green mountains make such a breath-taking panorama that the UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 2005.

Norway's beauty is eclipsed by the ethereal Aurora Borealis or simply called the Northern Lights. The sight of the green filmy lights dancing on the night sky can make one stare at the phenomenon for hours. Travellers who want to see this wonder must go to Norway any day between late autumn to early spring. The darkness between 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. is the time to look up at the lights, but it is not guaranteed that one can see them every night.

The Viking architecture also makes one of the sights that will make one admire the Vikings further. Their stave churches such as the Urnes in Luster displays such a magnificent structure due to its ornate wood decoration. It was also made with motifs featuring real and imaginary various creatures.

Switzerland, a landlocked country neighbouring France, Germany, Italy, and Liechtenstein, is such a fascinating country to explore. One of its leading sights is the Château de Chillon, a 13th century fortress with various courtyards and towers. Inside it are displays of weapons, period furniture, and artistic pieces which hark back to the great ages of the country.

Another fascinating destination to visit is the Stiftsbibliothek. This 16th century old library is one of the finest examples of rococo architecture in Switzerland. It has more than 150,000 books that were handwritten by the monks in the Middle Ages. Only 30,000 titles are displayed in rotating exhibits at different times of the year.

Those who want to explore the world from Norway can catch a plane going to Canada. The topmost country in the American continent, Canada features various urban sights that will regale tourists. One of them is Ottawa where the Rideau Canal can be found. Its 47 locks and connections to lakes and rivers have made it an amazing engineering project recognised by UNESCO. Although a fascinating sight in summer, those who have not gotten enough of winter activities in Norway will appreciate the canal in winter. Once the frost makes the water solid, Rideau Canal becomes a skating rink which one can try to navigate with companions. Other sights await in the city such as the Parliament Hill, the Great Canadian Theatre Company, and the ByWard Market.

How to get out

Travellers going out of Norway can board flights at Oslo Airport in Gardermoen. Airlines serving here include Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Cairo, Air France, Air Méditerranée, Air Norway, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Estonian Air, Finnair, Germanwings, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Vueling, and Widerøe.

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