Taking the Murmansk-Oslo flight link? Get ready for night travel

Oslo airport Gardermoen (Thomas Nilsen/The Independent Barents Observer)
Prices start at 7,675 rubel, less than 1,000 kroner, for a one-way ticket.

Nordavia’s new route directly from Murmansk to Oslo will depart from Murmashi airport at 01:50 local time with arrival at Oslo airport Gardermoen at 03:25 Norwegian time. After a 50-minute ground stop, the aircraft returns at 04:15 with arrival in Murmansk at 07:50.

From Gardermoen, the first airport express train leaves to the city centre at 05:30, but there are a few airport express busses to different destinations downtown Oslo also at night.

Weekly flights for now

A one way ticket without luggage will cost you 7,675 rubels (984 kroner). Add another 1,500 rubels (192 kroner) and you can check-in with luggage. A full fare ticket costs 24,550 rubels (3,149 kroner).

In April, Nordavia representative Viktor Anoshkin told the Barents Observer that flights were to start on June 4th and continue with one weekly flight until October 21st. “If passengers show interest for the route, we will increase the number of weekly flights and extend them after October 21st”, Viktor Anoshkin said.

Now, however, tickets for sale are limited to three flights, all on Mondays; June 11th, 18th and 25th. Nordavia will operate a 132-seats Boeing 737 on its flights to Oslo.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Nunavut gears up for increase in Arctic tourism, Radio Canada International

Finland: Major expansion planned for Northern Finland’s airports, YLE News

Norway:  Murmansk-Oslo gets first ever flight link, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Arctic flights save time, but fuel climate change, Cryopolitics Blog

Sweden: Millions more flights from Swedish airports despite environmental toll, YLE News

United States: Alaska Airlines adds restrictions on emotional support animals, Alaska Public Media

Thomas Nilsen, The Independent Barents Observer

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