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Unless you plan to read/watch something written in Nynorsk, you should go for Bokmål. Most Norwegian has this as their written language, and it's close to what is spoken in the Oslo/Hurum-area. Bokmål and Nynorsk are not that different though... Riksmål is sort of the old-fashioned version of Bokmål (basically the name was changed to Bokmål in 1929), as ...


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First of all, as a tourist in Norway you will be able to get by with English. Nobody expects tourists to have learned any of the Norwegian languages. I do not speak Norwegian but a friend of my does, learned it as a foreigner, and has a good view on the languages as she has lived in several areas. If you want to learn a few words, just to be polite, it ...


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Both Worldstandards.eu and the IEC maintain pages on the types of sockets in use around the world. The UK uses Type G almost universally (there's the odd exceptions of "Shaver sockets" in bathrooms and some hotels have a strange, round 3 pin setup for lighting only). So you need something that will take your Nowergian C/F plugs and convert them to G. You'll ...


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First of all, both Hamar and Lillehammer are located at the Lake Mjøsa, so there will be no net elevation change along the way. The pilgrim's path does not follow the shore though, so there are some light to moderate inclines along the way, but always accompanied with following descents. Except from telling you that, noone here will be able to tell you ...


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In principle yes, you can do that. Posten (the Norwegian Post) still offers 'poste restante' service, where you can have letters or parcels addressed to any post office or service counter for pickup. It might however be, that the Swedish merchant doesn't cooperate, since using non-regular recipient addresses is often used in cases of fraud. If you go to the ...


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As you yourself checked and stated, you do not need a visa to visit either UK or Norway as a tourist (with an Australian passport). As long as your stay does not exceed maximum allowed (usually 90 days), you can travel freely between the two countries. I have heard anecdotal evidence that if you leave UK and come back "quickly", an immigration officer in ...


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The answer given by Tor-Einar Jarnbjo is correct, but I'll like to add some important, but little known information. Regardless of reason for cancellation, you can get governmental taxes and charges reimbursed. No one gives away money for free and for fun, so you will have to fill out a hard-to-find-form, and pay a fee.


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Went to Norway last week, did a lot of research to find gas canisters. We landed on Rygge on a Saturday evening, and there is a Shell not far from the railway station with a seven eleven, we bought them there. When we wanted to drop off our spare gas at the DNT hut in gjendesheim, the guy there said they have about 100 spare ones of those lying around, so if ...


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According to http://driveeuropenews.com/2015/01/21/sweden-21/ The final UK-Scandinavia ferry service, operated by DFDS between Harwich and Esbjerg, Denmark, was withdrawn last September And the start of services – likely between Newcastle, Bergen and Stavanger – the following March So 2016 March might just see the resumption of ferry service ...


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The thing you have to watch with bringing appliances with french and german style plugs into the UK is that most readilly available "visitor" adaptors will connect the live and neutral but not the earth. Also adaptors bought from dodgy sellers (in particular the likes of amazon marketplace) may well lack the fuse that is considered an important safety ...


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To answer the precise question, the lake is called "The Norwegian Sea". I wish I could say "And I've climbed that". I've done some peaks around Reine (the larger settlement on the west side of the fjord, Hamnøy being the old ferry quay before they built the bridge, and BTW on the right of the photographer, we are looking slightly east of north and behind ...


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There is! On the quay side in Stavanger, near the ferry terminal, is quite a fancy modernist building housing the Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum) Virtually the whole museum is bilingual, so both Norwegians and English speakers can enjoy visiting. It's divided into quite a few sections, covering the history, geology, engineering, development, ...


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If you enter the locker area from the ground floor (not via the escalators), then by the lost property desk are a handy set of baggage sizers, so you can quickly work out what size you need! They look like this, rucksack included to help with a sense of size Having worked out what size you want, you then wander round the banks of lockers (of which there ...


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While the main roads in Norway are well maintained in winter and easily navigable for anyone comfortable driving, the experience can be very different than regular summer driving. There are several issues here: Most main roads outside Eastern Norway are two-lane only, without any barrier separating traffic in opposite directions. You can examine road ...


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Lack of earthing will not normally stop a device from working, neither will live-neutral reversal. I think by far the most likely explanation is the adaptor is faulty and/or poorly made. Also "type C" is a vague description. Can you take a photo of the plug on your laptop charger?


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It's not normal--the plug should work in either orientation. Since it doesn't, I imagine that there is some lack of contact occurring inside the adapter, perhaps because your plug pins are a bit bent or misaligned. If you have another adapter, try it. If not, you can plug your Type C plug directly into the Type G outlet if you first defeat the safety ...


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I called the passenger information number in Immingham and spoke with a live agent... Foot passengers who do not have a vehicle will not be permitted to board on either side; Passengers on push bikes may be permitted to board in the Immingham, unclear for the Brevik side; The entry point in Immingham is covered by the same Statutory Instrument governing ...


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No, that will not work When you depart from Norway towards a non-Schengen country, such as the UK, you will go through Schengen exit formalities. Norway will stamp you out. You'll then fly to London, to do which you'll need to show the airline in question that you're eligible to transit without a visa, which not all nationalities are. See Is there a way to ...


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You actually have a pretty decent number of options in the summer! For those just wanting to look at Pulpit Rock, without wanting to hike up it, there's a daily cruise from Stavanger through Lysefjorden which leaves around lunchtime. If you want to both hike and cruise the fjord, they also have a cruise+hike option which leaves earlier, cruises round the ...


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If your visa is really only valid for Norway, then you do need another visa to go through Germany (and it needs to be a regular Schengen visa or possibly a special German visa but not merely an “airport transit visa” because you need to be able to enter the Schengen area in Germany). If you had such a visa, it would actually be more likely that you would be ...


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If you want to go trekking close to Oslo, I recommend Nordmarka, often just called Marka. Have a look at the official website here, for some information. There are many good starting points in Marka, including Holmenkollen, Frognerseteren, Sørkedalen, and Sognsvann. Many of which are easily accessible by tram or bus. Once in Marka, you can stay at some ...


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Starting with the last question first, whether your phone will work on Norwegian carriers will depend on Whether it is unlocked What specific model it is You can check the first with your carrier in Canada and the wiki link above should have enough information. As for plans, you will probably want to just get a prepaid SIM. This is quite a bit more ...


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The official travel guide, visitnorway.com has a useful page on using mobile phones in Norway, with a list of all the local operators and some tips on where to buy a SIM card. You could use that as a starting point to find out exactly what's on offer in Norway. Just about any monthly plan or prepaid/pay-as-you-go offer in Norway should include roaming ...


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The problem here is that most of the Norwegian mountain hiking area is a high plateau rather than an alpine range, and getting onto the plateau and into the hut network from the west can be arduous. Once you're up, however, you can hut-to-hut more easily. You might like to look at GRINDEFLETHYTTA. Accessible from the Bergen-Trondheim road before it drops ...


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It's not all that difficult to learn to speak the language (Bokmål as pointed out in the other answers posted) a bit, but you'll probably not be able to understand the reply you'll get. Norwegians speak by stringing words in a common sentences together, such sentences are pronounced like one large word. So, if you watch this, it looks like quite easy to ...



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