Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

A small Norwegian airline called Widerøe operates flights into some of Europe's remotest communities. The company's Explore Norway Ticket allows travellers to hop from one small airport to another.

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Flying can be fun. Though our first inclination may be to do anything but fly, there are parts of Europe where flying is not a luxury but an essential part of regular communications. Nowhere is this more true than in some of Norway’s smaller coastal and island communities. The small planes of Norwegian airline Widerøe serve more than three dozen airports in Norway, most of them north of the Arctic Circle. This is flying as it used to be, with planes making multiple stops at remote airstrips along the route. The morning flight from Tromsø to Kirkenes, for example, makes six intermediate stops as it hops along Norway’s north coast.

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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 27.