Norway is a European country, which together with Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, forms Scandinavia.

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Which Norwegian language to learn?

I'm taking a short trip to Norway next year and while doing a bit of research I've been thoroughly confused by which language to learn. Wikipedia goes into great depth about 3-4 different languages, ...
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Is Norway significantly more expensive than other European destinations?

As a budget traveller, i.e. staying in hostels, using public transport, self catering where possible, is Norway significantly more expensive than say Germany or France? If so what's the best way to ...
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Can I import honey to Norway?

My mother has a few beehives and she is producing honey for home use. I am traveling to Norway in a few days and I'd like to bring one jar (1 kg) of honey to my friend there. I am a resident of Bosnia ...
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What happens when you exceed the import limits of alcohol in Norway?

What happens when you arrive at the border of Norway (as an EU citizen) and you get caught by the customs with an amount of alcohol (beer, liquor) that is greater than the allowed amount? Do you ...
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How to see the Norwegian fjords

I am currently working in The Hague area of the Netherlands. This summer is too cold to spend weekends on the beach, so I've decided to spend 3-4 days seeing the Norwegian fjords instead. I ...
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Tromsø for the Aurora Borealis in March

Is March too late for seeing the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) in Tromsø, Norway? There is a new moon on the 21st and I would be looking to go around then. I'm aware it's weather and light ...
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Mitfahrzentrale-style website for Norway?

Does anyone know a Mitfahrzentrale-style website for Norway, for planned hitch-hiking? I need to travel from Kiruna (Sweden) to Tromsø (Norway) on 20 December, and the first train arrives in Narvik ...
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Can I import homebrewed alcohol to Norway?

In Norway, as far as I know, the sale of all alcohol is nationalized. I'm going to visit my friend there, and his parents want to send him a bottle (He is from Slovakia, same as myself). Is it legal ...
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Good aurora viewing areas around Tromso accessible by public transport?

Hopefully this isn't a duplicate of this existing question: Tromsø for the Aurora Borealis in March My question is whether it is possible to travel to areas in or around Tromso on public transport? ...
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Is it feasible to hitch-hike from Slahpa/Sørfjord to Gåsluokta/Kjøpsvik?

The trail Gränsleden/Rádjebalges connects Ritsem (Sweden) to Slahpa/Sørfjord in Tysfjord (Tysfjord kommune page about the trail). Unfortunately, there is no public transportation (and no road) from ...
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Is frozen chicken widely available in and around Oslo, Norway? Is the price higher than other capitals like Stockholm?

I will be travelling to Norway next month. I was wondering about what is available to cook and eat in the supermarkets there. So specifically: are frozen chicken legs/breasts cheaper than other kinds ...
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Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?

I'm trying to book a train from Trondheim via Oslo to Kristiansand. The route contains a transfer in Oslo. I have 21 minutes to catch the connection. On the NSB site a warning is issued (Google ...
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What historic sights can I see in Oslo on a 4 hour train layover?

During my journey through Norway at the end of August I'll have a 4 hour layover in Oslo. My train arrives on 07:04 at Oslo sentralstasjon and the train departs on 11:01 from the same station. This is ...
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Is it possible to travel on the Immingham-Brevik ferry without bringing a motor vehicle?

DFDS Seaways operates a cargo ferry between Brevik (Norway) and Immingham (England). Apparently, they do take drivers of private cars, for example, see The Independent. However, is it possible to ...
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Are there ferry companies that visit the Norwegian fjords?

I'm interested in visiting Norway's fjords via a round-trip ferry out of Oslo. Are there companies that do this?
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Do seasonal flights from Trondheim to Edinburgh, London, or any other part of the UK exist?

Planning a trip with my in-laws to the UK next year, and the Swedes around me keep insisting that we can fly from Trondheim instead of Arlanda, which would be a lot more convenient. I'm not finding ...
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Visit the Norwegian fjords or other attractions when landing in Haugesund

The airport of Haugesund is currently served by some low cost companies; I tried to discover some attractions of that area but on the guides I only found some lines about the city of Stavanger and ...
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Do train prices in Norway increase close to date of travel?

Some travel companions and I are planning to take a train from Oslo to Bergen Norway in the first week of August. Now (1½ months in advance) prices are around 500 NOK per person for a daytime train ...
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Evaluation of itinerary in Flåm, Norway for 2 days in summer

We started planning our trip to Norway in July and we allocated full 2 days stay at Flåm (3 nights). We like to do the following things: Kayaking (old king path) Take Flåm-Gudvangen ferry. and get ...
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Do I need a transit visa? (Schengen)

I am an Algerian national and I have been granted a Norway Schengen entry visa (single entry) valid for one month only because I will be getting a student residence permit once I'm in Norway. The ...
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Typical Norwegian food

I'm going to Norway (Bergen) soon and I want to taste something typical from that nation or from Bergen's region. I was thinking that one of the most typical food was fish, but I'm not sure about it. ...
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Locating outdoor / hiking shops which sell gas cans in Oslo?

In a while I will be traveling to Norway for a hiking trip. In between getting from the Oslo Gardermoen airport to Finse, I'll have to get gas cans with a that are UNEF 7/16" threaded, which means ...
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Where is this lake?

The filename of this image is "rocky mountains", but it rather looks like Norway to me. Where is it exactly? No source I find through Google Images or through tineye will be more specific than „...
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Budget backpacking through Norway

Originally I had only wanted to see the Northern Lights, but through the recommendations of some of the users here on TA, they suggested making side trips out of the lengthy journey to Tromso. However,...
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Are there well signed walking routes up the Seven Mountains in Bergen?

According to the WikiVoyage page on Bergen, The city center is surrounded by a group of mountains and peaks known as the Seven Mountains. I've read that the most central of the mountains, Mount Fløyen,...
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From Canada to Norway, through the North Pole, is that possible?

I'm just wondering if is possible to pass from Canada to Europe through the North Pole. It could be with a travel company (maybe more than one); I think it is going to be impossible by myself.
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I want to travel to the Schengen area in 13 days, but it takes 15 days to issue a visa. Can I still apply?

My parents are visiting Europe for 2 weeks (more details below). I currently live in the US but I'm hoping to join them on this trip. My parents made some changes to their itinerary due to ...
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Where to buy camping stove canisters by Oslo airport in Norway?

I'm traveling to Norway in a few weeks, arriving to Oslo airport. I'm planning on camping in a tent most of the trip and would like to use my gas stove to make tea/food. Since I can't take the gas ...
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Pierless ferry stops in Norway, might one have to arrange own transportation for the final meters?

In September 2012, I travelled by speedboat from Gásluokta/Kjøpsvik to Vuodnabahta/Hellemobotn in Divtasvuona/Tysfjord, Norway. One of the timetabled stops along the way is Tjierrekluokta/Nordbukta. ...
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Is there a ferry running from Aberdeen to Bergen?

I have found this thread but it seems to be outdated
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How can you buy train tickets at Oslo Airport?

In June I will have to travel from Oslo Gardermoen airport to Oslo Central Station to catch the train to Finse. I already booked a ticket from Oslo central station to Finse (with NSB), but didn't want ...
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Is it possible to get to the bus within one hour after landing on Værnes airport (TRD)

I'm flying from Germany (DUS) to Trondheim (TRD). My flight will land at 22:40, and the last bus to the city of Trondheim will depart at 23:40. Is one hour enough to walk from the gate, collect ...
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Can you see Fjords from Bergen as a day trip without a car?

I gather a great way to see a lot of the Norwegian Fjords is to head to Bergen, and take cruise from there over several days. I'm pondering a much shorter trip (and hopefully much cheaper too!) to ...
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Travelling between the UK and Norway as an Australian citizen on a standard holiday visa

I used to be a British citizen, so was accustomed to travelling pretty freely within the EU. Later this year I'll be taking my first trip back to the UK since becoming an Australian citizen - I ...
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How big are the luggage lockers at Oslo's central railway station?

All being well, I'm going to be having an 8 hour layover in Oslo next week. I'll be changing between airlines and between tickets, and I won't be able to check my luggage through. Given the length of ...
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Mobile Phone Plan for Norway and Europe

I currently live in Canada. In a few months, my friends and I will be going to Norway for 9 months for a program at a school in Norway. The trip will be mostly in Norway but would extend to a large ...
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Current snow depth in Tromsø

I'm going to Tromsø, Norway and am concerned about the snow depth and how it will affect my ability to get around - how can I find out where to get the current depth online?
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Is it possible to hire a car in Norway with a debit card?

We have been told that it is impossible to hire a car in Europe without a credit card. We only have a debit card (with the Visa logo). Is there anyway around this? We are in Norway where you seriously ...
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What sort of power adapter do I need to use Norwegian electronics in UK

I am going from Norway to UK for a 4 year long university course. I think the power socket is different to the one used here in Norway. Can somebody give a link (amazon.co.uk) to the power adapter I ...
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Tromsø Aurora Borealis tours

I'll spend a few days ( a weekend ) in Tromsø ( Norway ) at the beginning of March 2014. I know from this question that public transport will not help me to watch Aurora Borealis ( Northern Lights ) ...
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Can I receive a parcel in Norway without an address?

I am in Norway (Trondheim region) for a few weeks and wanted to order some items from Sweden. Is there a way to have goods shipped to a post office for pickup? The value of the goods is SEK900/NOK890, ...
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How long would it take to hike from Hamar to Lillehammer?

I'm considering a trip to Norway, and I'd like to hike for part of it. For background, my girlfriend and I would like to see Oslo and Trondheim (as our top choices), so my thought was to train from ...
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Is the youth price applicable to foreigners for air travel in Scandinavia?

I'm Brazilian and I'm planning to visit Norway and Sweden. I'm planning on making the internal trips through Wideroe and I noticed the prices for youths (12-25 years old) are cheaper. Since I will ...
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Is it possible to reduce the long-distance train fare in Norway?

I want to travel from Kristiansand to Trondheim and back in the end of August. Looking up the itinerary for a random date in August shows that this will cost me around €60 for a two way ticket. Is ...
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DNT cabins near the Trondheim-Bergen bus road

I am planning to do some hiking in West Norway where I've never been before. The car rental being a bit too expensive for my budget, I was planning on taking the bus from Trondheim to Bergen (bus #431 ...
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How to find sightseeing places around the driving road Stockholm-Trondheim with a car? Any iPhone application to investigate the area?

We are going to drive a cultural exchange trip with BEST Helsinki organisation from Finland and this is our road: We are trying to find out some sightseeing around the area. We are new on this ...
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Which airlines provide cheap last day tickets in Nordic countries?

I spend every month about 500 euros to two business trips in a month, sometimes three for 750 euros, in flying from Tallinn to Oslo. I often pay a ticket for return just in case. However, many times, ...
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How do I get from Berlin to Tromsø?

I'm going to Tromsø in Norway for the Northern Lights. What is both a fast and affordable way of getting there? I was considering flying, but because I'll be backpacking in the winter, I doubt I'll ...
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Norwegian booking cancellation

I booked a flight from Oslo to Helsinki and I want to cancel it! How can I do that, and will I have to pay extra charges?
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Can one use Bank of America cards in Norway?

And can one use them to withdraw money or to swipe at stores without any additional penalties? Or is it advisable to exchange one's dollars for Norwegian krone instead?