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More services to Norway planned

Two new air services between the UK and Norway will open up the country to a new generation of British holidaymakers.

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has said that it will have launched two new services from the UK by the end of the summer.

The first is a route, which began on June 1st, is between Gatwick and Alesund. The airline operates this flight twice a week.

Alesund is a pretty Art Nouveau town on the west coast of Norway. It boasts several tourist attractions, including easy access to a number of nearby Fjords.

In addition to this new service, SAS plans to offer a twice daily service between London City airport and Oslo. This route is due to begin operation on August 28th.

Similarly, another Scandinavian airline, Norwegian, recently began a service London Stansted to Kristiansand. Now the airline flies three times a week to the city in the southern Norwegian region.

Norway has long been a popular tourist destination, with the Lonely Planet describing it thus: "The 'Land of the Midnight Sun' has delightfully long summer days, pleasantly low-key cities, unspoiled fishing villages and rich historic sites that include Viking ships and medieval stave churches."