'Fawlty Towers' and 'Monty Python' star John Cleese has reportedly splashed out $5,100 on a taxi journey after getting stranded in Oslo.

According to Norway's TV2, Cleese took a taxi from Oslo to Brussels after his flight was cancelled due to the volcanic ash crisis.

Cleese said: "We checked every option, but there were no boats and no train tickets available."

"That's when my fabulous assistant determined the easiest thing would be to take a taxi."

The actor also said that he is planning take the Eurostar from Brussels to London, commenting: "It will be interesting. I'm not in a hurry."