Explore Norway Ticket
Wideroe's Explore Norway Ticket, valid for unlimited travel throughout Norway over a two-week period, offers visitors the chance to discover a number of destinations that would otherwise take an age to get to.
Although Wideroe operates year round, the Explore Norway Ticket is valid for summer travel only from 19th June to 27th August. To make things easy they've divided the country into three separate zones, allowing visitors to choose whether they travel in one zone, two zones or throughout the whole country. For those living in the north of England or Scotland, flights from Aberdeen and Newcastle are also included on the Explore Norway Ticket. For other UK departures you'll just need to fly to Copenhagen or one of Wideroe's Norwegian hub cities and begin your Explore Norway Ticket from there.
Zone One covers southern parts of Norway, Fjord Norway and parts of Trondelag including Trondheim.
Zone One Highlights
Bergen - Bergen is one of Norway's must-see destinations. Surrounded by seven mountains and with beautiful coastal views, this old Hanseatic trade town boasts a spectacular setting and its historic wharf also features on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Take the cable car or walk to the summit of Mount Floien for magnificent views of the city and experience some of Norway's best seafood at the famous fish market. Bergen is also the gateway to Norway's fjord region.
Fjord Norway - Covering a wealth of spectacular sights such as Geirangerfjord, Sognefjord, Trollstigen and the famous Flam Railway, Fjord Norway offers up arguably the country's most dramatic scenery. As well as its magnificent landscapes, Fjord Norway is blessed with superb accommodation options, many of which are also renowned for their superb cuisine.
Atlantic Road - Renowned as being one of Europe's best driving roads, Atlantic Road snakes through Eide archipelago, a spectacular series of islands connected by eight bridges. Atlantic Road is best reached from Molde, which is just a short flight from Bergen. The road offers a number of rest stops from where you can admire the spectacular views, as well as offering a number of superb and interesting accommodation options, including the chance to stay in a fisherman's cabin on a private island.
Zone two covers 16 airports from Trondheim to Tromso and includes some of Norway's most beautiful and remote regions including Helgeland, Saltstraumen and Lofoten Islands.
Zone two highlights
Trondheim - Norway's former capital city Trondheim is well known for its magnificent Nidaros Cathedral, which dates back to 1070 and was one of Northern Europe's most important pilgrimage sites. In the city's old town, Bakklandet, visitors will find a maze of cobbled streets and old coach houses and along the Nildeva River, colourful wharf and store buildings add to Trondheim's abundant charms.
Lofoten Islands (Svolvaer & Leknes) - Soaring mountains, deep fjords and beautiful sandy beaches characterise these spectacular islands in Northern Norway. Set within the Arctic Circle, the islands provide a great spot for cycling and hiking under the midnight sun, as well as hosting an abundance of wildlife.
Andenes - Located above the Arctic Circle in the remote Andoya Islands, Andenes is one of the best places in Norway for whale watching. The deep sea Bleik Canyon, located just off the coast, provides an ideal feeding spot for sperm whales and is just an hour away from Andenes, making this one of the most convenient places to spot whales in Norway.
Zone three covers Norwegian Lapland, also known as Finnmark and includes Tromso, Kirkenes, North Cape and Alta.
Zone Three Highlights
Tromso - Tromso is well known as a winter destination and is one of the best places in Norway to see the Northern Lights. But this town, set within the Arctic Circle, is also a fantastic summer destination with great museums, restaurants and shops and a wealth of hiking and wildlife opportunities in the surrounding wilderness.
Kirkenes - The small mining town of Kirkenes on the edge of the Barents Sea is known as the gateway to East. The Russian czar, the Russian Revolution, Finnish immigration, and World War II made their permanent tracks here. In the wintertime, Kirkenes is known as the home of Kirkenes Snow Hotel, but summer time is an equally good time to visit. Join a fishing trip in search of king crab, the 'gold' of the Barents Sea; take a riverboat cruise to the Russian border and visit Andersgrotta, a WW2 bomb shelter. Kirkenes is also final point of call for Hurtigruten, Norwegian coastal voyage, so if you've flown to Kirkenes, why not to head back south aboard a cruise.
North Cape - North Cape is the northernmost point of mainland Europe. The nearest airport is Honningsvag that can be reached aboard a Wideroe flight from Tromso. In North Cape the midnight sun is at its lowest and the next stop north is Svalbard before you reach the North Pole. Combine a stay in Honningsvag and the North Cape with other destinations in Finnmark such as Alta, Mehamn and Karasjok.