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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.

Travel Norway Lofoten Islands Norway

Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

A negative test 24 hours prior to arrival for those who are not vaccinated. All travelers must complete entry registration. 

**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing** 

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 

Tipping: 19 – 20%, tips for taxis and hotel staff are common

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.**

Vaccinations

None

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

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

Language

Official Languages: Norwegian

Hello: Hei/Hallo      Goodbye: Ha det

Thank-you: Takk 

Yes: Ja        No: Nei

Cheers: Skål

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. 

Responsible Travel

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

Norway travel guides 

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