Seaplane companies have a long tradition in Norway mostly due to the design of the Norwegian landscape combining high mountains with vast fjords. Compared to landplane operations there is no need for airports to take off and land from and possible destinations are almost unlimited. To take a seaplane in order to get from A to B saves a lot of time since it doesn´t need to follow roads around fjords or ferry schedules. Passengers and Cargo can be transported from airport hubs and remote places to almost everywhere.
Norways coastline measures around 58.000 km incl.islands and fjords, which makes individual charters almost unlimited. Inland fjords are protected from high waves and and provide perfect conditions for seaplanes. Even with low level weather seaplanes can be operated safely inside the fjords flying low below the clouds as they can easily land on the water anytime whereas land planes are dependent on airports.
Norways regulations allow seaplanes to land almost everywhere on coastal water whereas fresh water lakes are predominantly restricted. However commercial operators are given special approvals compared to private airplanes.