After spending the night in Edinburgh we took a Ryanair flight from Edinburgh Airport to Oslo Torp. Edinburgh is my favourite UK regional airport, it’s modern, stylish, has a good choice of shops and cafes and is small enough to reach gates without lengthy walks.
Coming into land at Torp we had good views along Oslofjord and its surrounding coniferous forests. Torp is a tiny airport, mostly used by low cost carriers such as Ryanair. Connecting coaches transfer passengers to the city centre one hour away but the coach fare is exorbitant and with hindsight we would have been better flying BA or SAS to Oslo Gardemon as the total cost would have been similar and we would have saved a lot of time. Still, we were here now and excited as we got off the bus because we had come to meet some Norwegian friends we hadn’t seen for a very long time.
Our friends live in Ski, a 35 minute train journey to the south of Oslo, so off we went and it was lovely to be reunited with them and share memories around their dinner table.