Private jet charter to Norway
Norway is a land full of dramatic landscapes, protected ancient cultures, seafaring traditions and wonderfully cosmopolitan cities. In the summer, the days are long and can be filled with hiking, biking and sipping on akvavit down by the waterfront in cities like Bergen and Oslo. Any sunlight hours in the winter are never wasted as locals take to the Nordic skiing trails while the seemingly never-ending nights are perfect for stargazing and witnessing one of Earth’s most incredible natural phenomena: the often elusive northern lights. Experience it all, charter a private jet today
Most Norwegian adventures start in Oslo, the capital city and hub of art, entertainment, dining and culture. Hours can easily be spent hopping between the unique attractions such as the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum – which showcases Norway’s history of polar exploration – and the open-air Norsk Folkmuseum. You can join the crowds getting a glimpse of Edvard Munch’s The Scream’, wander through the pretty grounds of the Royal Palace and walk on the roof of the city’s striking opera house (and perhaps catch a performance too).
The city might be the heart of cosmopolitan life but it has easy access to Norway’s world-famous great outdoors. Line 1 of the T-bane (Oslo’s metro system) ascends up from Central Oslo to the sky-high ski jump at Holmenkollen and then continues onwards to Frognerseteren where there are forest-shaded hiking, skiing and even sledding trails. Down at sea level, ferries crisscross the beautiful Oslofjord, taking you to charming islands and waterside towns. To the north of the capital, is Lillehammer, the host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Not too far away from the capital and its surrounding natural beauty is the region of Southern Norway. The landscapes here might not be as dramatic as you might have imagined Norway’s coast to be like, but it’s still well worth exploring. Many of the coastal towns along the ‘Norwegian Riviera’ are packed with character and are the summer vacation spots of choice for thousands of locals. Rocky waterfronts and inlets and rugged islands are scattered with those iconic red buildings, lighthouses and the cottages, and backed by wild fells and forests. As you travel around the southernmost reaches, stop off in small towns such as Lillesand and Mandal as well as bigger cities such as Kristiansand and Stavanger as you skim the North Sea coast.
North of Stavanger, things get even more impressive – the Fjord Norway region is iconic Norway. This is where narrow but ultra-deep waterways are shadowed by almost impossibly lofty mountains; where you can look down on fjord-end settlements from so high they look like toy towns; and where you hike, kayak and camp on the water’s edge.
The gateway to the fjords is Bergen, the second-largest city in Norway. An ancient Viking history, a striking backdrop of seven mountains and a modern, youthful vibe combine to create a one-of-a-kind place. The city is the set-off point for many fjord cruises and the famous Hurtigruten steamer ship route which skims the coast all the way up to Kirkenes, a town in the far north of the country, a metaphorical stone’s throw from the border with Russia.
One of the most famous fjords in the region is Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and possibly one of Mother Nature’s finest creations. This is everything you dreamed Norway would be. Every summer and early autumn hundreds of cruise ships ply the waters of this 15-kilometre long, 260-metre deep and wonderfully narrow fjord, sailing in the shadow of 1600-1700 metre mountains.
One of the most unique experiences you can have in Norway is heading north of the Arctic Circle and exploring far-north cities such as Tromsø, island hopping in the jaw-dropping Lofoten Islands and learning about the fascinating Sami culture. Head to the Northern Norway region to immerse yourself in true remote Nordic life or continue up to the remote Svalbard Islands which are located about halfway between the north Norway coast and the North Pole and are home to approximately 3000 polar bears. In these icy but beautiful lands the sun doesn’t dip below the horizon in the high summer and doesn’t rise above it for anywhere between 30 days to over 3 months in the deep winter. They are also a couple of the best places in the world to search out the northern lights – a natural phenomenon caused by collisions between particles from the sun and earth’s atmospheres.
Norway is served by a variety of airfields including international airports in cities such as Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø, and many regional airstrips. Norway is home to the world’s northernmost airport, Longyearbyen, which is located on the largest of the Svalbard Islands. Simply contact our team and we can arrange everything you need to charter a private jet.