Published On: Sun, Dec 29th, 2019

Norway Travel Guide and Tourist Information

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Norway’s tourist attractions include hiking and skiing in the mountains, cruises along Norway’s beautiful coastline and its famous fjords, seeing the Northern Lights in winter and enjoying the midnight sun in the summer. Here are some practical tips to help to plan a vacation in Norway.

Tips for Travel to Norway

Several international airlines, including Scandinavian Airlines, fly to Norway. European budget airlines with flights to Norway include Norwegian and Ryanair.

Trains connect Norway to the rest of Scandinavia. It is also possible to travel to Norway by ferry from Denmark, Sweden and Germany.

Norway is part of the Schengen agreement and passengers arriving from other Schengen countries are not asked to show their passports on arrival to Norway, although some form of official identification is still required. Travellers arriving from outside the Schengen area still have to carry passports. Nationals of some countries are required to apply for a visa before travelling to Norway.

The Norwegian currency is the krone (NOK). Norway is not a cheap holiday destination but there are some budget travel options. These include discount transportation passes for train travel and a network of youth hostels and family hostels around Norway.

Travel in and Around Norway

Norway’s train network is extensive and efficient and offers some special train journeys with excellent scenery.

Norway Travel Guide and Tourist Information

The Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen travels on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The Rauma Railway between Dombås and Åndalsnes is another scenic railway route and parts of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were filmed here. Travel between Trondheim and Bodø in Northern Norway gives passengers the opportunity to see the midnight sun in the summer and the Northern Lights in the winter.

Trains in Norway are run by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB). Discount passes include combination tickets for train, bus and ferry travel in Norway. The InterRail and EURail passes can be good options for travellers planning to do a lot of train travel in Scandinavia.

Ferries and boats travel along the coast in Western Norway and there are some spectacular cruises in this area, famous for its fjords.

Cars can be rented at airports in Norway and the minimum age for car rental is 19. Norwegians drive on the right hand side.

Best Times to Travel to Norway

Visitors wanting to see the midnight sun in Norway’s Lapland should plan their holiday for June or July. Late autumn, winter and spring (especially October and again February and March) are the best times to catch the Northern Lights. Norway’s skiing season lasts from November to April.

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