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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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As a native of Norway, I need to clarify something: Bokmål, Riksmål and Nynorsk are not spoken dialects. They are written languages. You cannot learn to speak or listen to them, you can only learn to read and write them. These three written languages are so similar that people who know one of them can easily read and understand something written in any of ...


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Just to add a bit of background and local knowledge to the answer above... Food can be rather expensive in Norway. We lay too far north and are to rocky to make agriculture very profitable. We tend to have many small farms, rather than a few large ones. We have tariffs to protect our own farmers from outside import, we have taxes from the government, and ...


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Plenty of chicken products are available for sale in Norway, as evidenced by one of the online stores: According to Numbeo, the price for a kilo of chicken is around 110 kroner, which is around 15EUR. So yes, it's quite a lot more expensive than in most other countries. The smuggler wasn't trying to bring in a prohibited product, they were trying to ...


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Yes, but for no more than 3 months. Source: http://www.vegvesen.no/en/Driving+licences/About+Driving+licences/Foreign+driving+licences+in+Norway http://www.vegvesen.no/en/Driving+licences/About+Driving+licences/Foreign+driving+licences+in+Norway/Issued+outside+the+EU+EEA


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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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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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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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Yes, NSB offers 'minipris' tickets starting as low as 249 NOK (about 27€) for any distance on the Norwegian railway network. They can be bought up to 90 days in advance, are only valid for the booked train and cannot be changed or refunded. There are usually only a few tickets available in the cheapest allotment on each train and then the price increases ...


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I haven't been able to find anything about leftover canisters. However, you could get a new one at the airport. Not at the actual airport, but at a gas station that is directly opposite the airport. I just called them and they sell a gas canister called the Coleman C500. That's the only one they have. But it might fit your stove. If it doesn't fit, then ...


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Speaking from my experience. They're not going to reject it but they would tell you that there's no guarantee that you would get the visa in time because the person doing the paper is different than the person accepting the paper where you went to apply for the visa. If you explain to them nicely and ask for different options and prepare all the paper work ...


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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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Schengen doesn't really enter the picture here. A Schengen visa issued by Poland does entitle you to enter the Schengen Area through one member state and continue towards another "domestically". The important consideration is whether you book the two flights on a single ticket in one transaction or on two different tickets that you purchase separately from ...


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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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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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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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For such a short visit, I would want to do as little surface travel as possible as that is always slower than airtravel. So I used Skyscanner to have a look at prices Schiphol (AMS) to Bergen (BGO) and when buying now for July or August you will still find prices of about €200 to €300 for a return ticket. If you love trains, you could fly into Oslo and out ...


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According to the official website it is very easy to get to Lom or Skjåk with 4 daily buses from Oslo.


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The Gjendesheim cabin does not open until mid June and the buses do not operate in the off-peak season. I don't know when you are planning to go in September, but I would expect the buses to stop operating around mid September. Time tables for this summer are not available yet. Since the Norwegian Railways and many bus companies operate with demand-based ...


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As a general rule: If you can get there by bus, you can get there by car. There are of course cases where there are restrictions regarding private cars, but that's not the case for the places you're asking about. Steinsdalsfossen og Vøringsfossen are both on FV-7. Have a look at route plan in Google Maps to see how to get there. Folgefonna is large, and ...


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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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Yes, there's probably a lot of snow in late March! The first screenshot below shows the height profile of the Bergen - Voss bike ride. As you can see, the highest point is 464 m.a.s.l at Kvamskogen. The second screenshot shows the weather and snow depth in 2015 at Kvamskogen. In late March 2015 there was approximately 150 cm of snow. There's a fair ...



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