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Welcome to Norway.

Home of elusive trolls and fierce Vikings, breathtaking sceneries and magnificent fjords, country powered by nature and nature by endless beauty. From the very moment you set foot on Norwegian soil you will feel it. That sense of something unique.

Norway — country
powered by nature

Norway in a nutshell is the perfect destination for a Scandinavian adventure! In the wintertime it is a land of frozen lakes, glimmering glaciers and the magnificent Northern Lights. During the summer months you can go on a fjord cruise to explore its verdant countryside, or visit its many fishing villages. Aside from the beautiful landscapes that so impress visitors, Norwegians take a great pride in their local customs and traditions.

Practical Information

This information can be useful when traveling to this beautiful country

Climate
The Norwegian weather is liable to change from day do day. Temperatures can change quickly, especially in the mountains. Late June to early August is when the weather is at its warmest. February is generally the coldest month.
Public Transport
Oslo offers convenient public transport, and short distances make it easy to get around by walking or biking. Oslo’s public transport network is operating 24 hours a day, with special bus services covering the night and early hours.
Internet
Local Wi-Fi network are very widespread in Norway. Most restaurants, cafes, hotels, shopping centers and even petrol stations have free Wi-Fi available.
Money
The Norwegian currency is the Krone (NOK) which is divided into 100 øre. 1 NOK equals approx 9 pence or 10 euro cents. Many shops and restaurants do accept foreign currency in cash, but it is advisable to pay with Norwegian kroner.
Shopping
The shopping capital of Norway offers everything from latest international trends to modern Norwegian designs and local handicrafts.
VAT-refunds
Citizens and residents of a country outside the EU can claim a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund when shopping in stores with “tax free shopping” signs. A minimum purchase per shop is required. When approaching the refund point, please make sure that you have the following with you: Your goods, your Global Blue tax-free form and your passport/ID 

Did You Know?

This information can be useful when traveling to this beautiful country

The language is Norwegian, but most people also speak English.
The currency is Norwegian Kroner, however most shops and restaurants accept Euro as well.
Norway is inhabited by trolls! They are an important part of the Norwegian folklore. Although not all of them are mean, they are rather scary in appearance and Norwegian children have grown up fearing them.
You can see the Northern Lights in Norway. Watch nature's own theatre unfold above as the most spectacular natural light show takes place above you!
The Sami are Norway’s indigenous people. Travel to Northern Norway to experience their culture and learn how to throw a lasso or try reindeer sledding.
Fjords are the soul of Norway – in total, the country is home to about 1,190 breathtaking fjords.
Norway’s capital Oslo is home to the Nobel Peace Center. Every year in December the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony takes place – a tradition dating back to 1905.

Activities

We offer more than 10 activities where you can experience the incredible beauty of the Nordic countries

ATV Safari

Experience the unique scenery of the North Cape area while riding an ATV which enables you to not only see, but admire the landscape.

Tromsø’s Arctic Cathedral

Tromsø's landmark Arctic Cathedral has a striking white triangular structure which is visible from most of the Tromsøya island.

Snowmobiling

If the beautiful scenery alone is not enough for you, do it the more active way. A snowmobile safari is a thrilling way to explore Norway's landscape.

Glass igloos

Enjoy a stay in the famous glass igloo resorts where you don't even have to leave your cozy room to have a beautiful view both day and night.

Husky Safari

Sit back and relax as the huskies take you through the wintery landscape and get the chance to feed them.

Northern Lights Hunting

The Aurora Borealis is a spectacular natural phenomenon where natural light displays dance across the sky. Join a tour for the best chance of seeing it!

King Crab Safari

Take a look behind the scenes of the breeding of King Crabs and enjoy the delicacy in a rustic setting right next to the fjord.

Whale Watching in Andenes

The Andenes Safari takes you in search of the giants of the deep. The thrill of getting up close to the large mammals is unparalleled.

Lofoten Islands

Explore the scenic landscape of the Islands in the Nordic Sea. An array of outdoor activities, the mild climate and the idyllic villages make Lofoten an unmissable destination.

Alta Museum

At the UNESCO World Heritage Site you can discover the ancient rock art of hunters and fishermen while enjoying the beautiful view of the Alta Fjord.

Polar Park

Experience Norway's large variety of wild animals in their natural habitat while visiting the world's northernmost animal park.

Maihaugen Museum in Lillehammer

Go back in time visiting the open air museum Maihaugen where you can experience what life on a farm was like in times gone by.

Briksdal Glacier and The Troll Cars

Ride the troll cars most of the way to the famous Briksdal glacier where you can take a walk through the Jostedal Glacier National Park.

Holmenkollen Ski Museum

Come see the World's oldest ski jumping hill in Oslo! The museum located inside the actual Holmenkollen ski jump tells the story of ski jumping.

Fram Museum

Discover the story of Norweigian Polar Exploration at the Fram Museum.

Nidaros Cathedral

Being in Norway you cannot miss Trondheim's Nidaros Cathedral. The landmark is a triumphant throwback to medieval times and is definitely worth a visit.

Stave Churches

Once very common in many parts of Europe, the wooden stave churches can nowadays only be found in Norway. The interiors are decorated with amazing wood carvings.

Trollstigen

Trollstigen is one of Norway's nicest scenic routes leading through the dramatic Fjord landscape. Surrounded by several mountains it offers amazing views of valleys, hillsides and waterfalls.

North Cape

Watch as the waves crash onto the shore of the North Cape and pose by the iconic globe monument which symbolises the northernmost tip of Europe.

Telemark Canal

Discover the fascinating history of Norway's only canal system connected to the sea. It is build along beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages and impressive wilderness.

Kjerag

Hike to the mountain plateau for a fabulous panorama and dare to step onto the iconic boulder wedged in a mountain crevasse.

Pulpit Rock

Hike to Pulpit Rock - Norway's astonishing natural viewing platform which provides a breath-taking view of the Lysefjord. The trip can be combined with an iconic fjord cruise.

Briksdalsbreen Glacier

Situated in the Jostedalsbreen National Park, the impressive Briksdaalsbreen Glacier attracts thousands of visitors each year. Come and see this spectacle of nature for yourself.

Sky View – Loen

The Loen Skylift takes you to the mountain station from where you can admire the fascinating landscape of the fjords from above.

South Sami Museum and Cultural Centre

Experience the past and present of Europe's northernmost indigenous people first hand. Learn about the lifestyle and culture of the Sami people at this comprehensive exhibition.

Fjellheisen Tromsø (Tromsø Cable Car)

Take the cable car up Storsteinen where you can enjoy the breath-taking panorama from the viewing platform.

Atlantic Road

Discover the variety of Norway's nature while driving along one of the country's most scenic coastal roads. Look out for the open water of Hustadvika.

Fløibanen

Enjoy the view of the beautiful city of Bergen from above! Fløibanen takes you to the top of Mount Fløyen which overlooks Bergen and its surrounding fjords.

UNESCO Geirangerfjord

The spectacular waterfalls and scenery of the UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord make it one of Norway's most spectacular sights.

Sognefjord Cruise

Sognefjord is one of Norway's longest and deepest fjords, that connects with Naeroyfjord, an area of towering snow-clad mountains, hanging valleys and cascading waterfalls.

Flåm Railway

Go on an iconic train ride along one of the most exceptional railways in the world. Flåm winds through Norway's stunning mountain scenery, past breath-taking rivers and waterfalls.

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