Norway Travel Guide

One word comes to mind when I think of Norway. Epic. There is just no other way to describe the larger than life nature that is available here. 

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Things to Consider

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When to go 

Per usual, spring (May) and fall (September) provide the pleasant weather mixed with lower prices and fewer crowds making it an ideal time to come. Tourists aside, summer has the longest days and warmest weather. 

Winter comes with beautiful snow covered mountains. Hiking trails and some roads will be closed, days will be much shorter (5 – 6 hours of daylight) and it will be COLD but you will also have the chance to see the Northern Lights. You also get great skiing and snowboarding. 

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Covid-19 Updates

Arrivals in Norway will require a 10 day quarantine with only certain exceptions if arriving from low transmission countries.

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Money

Official currency: kr Norwegian krone

Budget: Not the ideal place for those looking to save a lot of money. Budget backpackers can expect to spend around $70 – $80 USD (cooking your own meals and doing outdoor activities) and mid range around $150 per day. 

Credit cards: Common 

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Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Norway

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Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Norway travel specific to your country**

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Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

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Responsible Tourism

Know before you go so you can be the most respectful and responsible visitor possible

Things to keep in mind when traveling Norway: 

  • Do your research on dog sledding, reindeer sledding and whale watching. You can find more information on Arctic animal tourism HERE
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Basic Info

Capital: Oslo

Official Languages: Norwegian

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

A Closer Look