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The Norwegian Embassy will resume issuing tourist visas to Russians
The Norwegian Embassy in Moscow expects to resume accepting applications from Russians for tourist visas in May, according to the website of the diplomatic mission.
Norway opened to Russian tourists
Norway has opened its borders for travelers from Russia since November 26, 2021. Entry into the country is possible for various purposes, including tourism.
The rules of entry into the opened countries
The Association of Tour Operators of Russia has published a memo with the rules of entry for tourists to countries, air traffic with which Russia will restore in November.
Tour operators have made tours to Norway more accessible
The growing demand for tours to Norway has become an opportunity for tour operators to expand the range of package tours, including affordable offers. Sales of group tours are growing, interest to Norway has intensified.
Nordavia will start flying from Murmansk to Oslo since June 4
“Nordavia airline will begin flights from Murmansk to Oslo on June 4, 2018”, - the company's press service reported. Flights in this direction will be carried out once a week until October 21, 2018. They are designed, first of all, for passengers who fly from the north of Russia for traveling across Europe. The flights will be performed by Boeing-737 with a capacity of 132 passengers. The airport of arrival is Gardermoen, Norway's largest airport. It is the base airport for SAS airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Low-budget carriers such as Ryanair, Vueling, Aegean Airlines, Pegasus and others fly from this airport. Nordavia is in the TOP -20 of Russian airlines. In 2017 the airline increased passenger transportation by 13% in comparison with 2016 - up to 1.087 million people.
Norway counts on the growth of an organized tourist flow from Russia
According to statistics of the border service of the Russian Federal Security Service, in 2017 the flow of tourists from Russia to Norway has grown by 8.9%. In 2018 Norway authorities plan to increase the number of Russian tourists by 15-20%. The number of trips of Russian tourists to Norway has increased from 127, 5 thousand in 2016 to 138, 9 thousand in 2017, or by 8.9%.
Airline "RusLine" will launch flights from St. Petersburg to Bergen
“Airline "RusLine" will perform direct flights from St. Petersburg to Norway Bergen since June 1, 2017”, - it was said in the press service of the airline. The direct flights will be carried out by Canadian aircraft Bombardier CRJ-200 twice a week - on Thursdays and Sundays at 11:20 from St. Petersburg and at 13:30 from Bergen.
The Federation Council has ratified a protocol on the extension of the visa-free zone with Norway
On Wednesday the Federation Council at a meeting ratified the Protocol of the Agreement between the Governments of Norway and the Russian Federation on the extension of mutual trips of residents of border areas of both countries. This document, in particular, allows citizens of the Russian border territories to visit Norwegian settlement Neiden by simplified procedure. After the ratification of the Protocol the whole village will enter into free zone. The agreement was signed in Oslo on November 2, 2010, the protocol was signed January 20, 2016 in Moscow.
Norway hopes to attract more Russian tourists this winter
“Norway expects slight increase of tourist flow from Russia during upcoming winter season. Among its proposals - ski, fishing and eco-tourism”, said the Norway's ambassador in Russia Leydulv Namtvedt. "In the coming winter season we expect the number of tourists from Russia on the same level as the last year, and, perhaps, a slight increase - since the Norway ski resorts are popular among the Russian tourists.
Low-cost air company Norwegian stop flights from Oslo to St. Petersburg
The low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle will stop flights from Oslo to the Pulkovo airport (St. Petersburg) in the autumn-winter season 2015-2016, the commercial director of Northern Capital Gateway (who controls Pulkovo) Eugene Ilyin said to the reporters on Friday. "It is rather incomprehensible decision, because passenger traffic to Norway in 2015 (from Pulkovo) increased by 33%," Eugene Ilin said. In general, this is not the airline that made daily flights to large vessels. Their departure is negative as the loss of a client, in the case of Norwegian Air Shuttle - as the loss of a direction, but does not affect dramatically by volume of passengers," the commercial director of VVSS said.