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If you are caught with smaller amounts of alcohol exceeding the allowed amount, the customs will offer you to accept a "forenklet forelegg", a kind of fixed rate fine used in the Norwegian legal system for minor issues, e.g. traffic violations or breach of the custom regulations. For beverages with 22.1 to 60% alcohol by volume, the rates are as such: up ...


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What you're looking for is the Airport Express Train (Flytoget). It's about 20 minutes ride from the airport to the Oslo Central station. No need to book a ticket in advance, there's always seats available. For timetable, check out http://www.flytoget.no/eng/Stations/Flytoget-Airport-Express-train-station-at-Oslo-Airport. As for the ticket, you have two ...


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It's taken in Hamnøy, in the Lofoten island in Norway. You can even make out the specific mountain shown in your photo in the image included on the Wikipedia page.


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Using what kind of transportation? By plane, it's obviously no problem at all. Doing it by submarine is possible but hiring one for this purpose is probably not. A British expedition in 1982 crossed the arctic (from Canada via the north pole to Svalbard) using snow mobiles, but due to the difficult terrain (the arctic is covered by pack ice, which means ...


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Senorge.no has complete snowdepth information for the entire territory of Norway. They have both present and historical information. Currently, 8 August 2013, there is not much snow: However, it's also possible to obtain historical data, for example, from 1 June 2012: Or, indeed, from 24 January 2012: If you want to go skiing to mountain summits, ...


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You should be aware of the distances involved. By far the easiest way to get there is to fly. Use the travel planner of your choice, and check the websites of Norwegian (a somewhat low-cost airline with less draconian luggage practices than Ryanair) and SAS (the flag carrier) to find out when it is cheapest to travel (apparently there are no direct flights ...


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It's not a common thing, but it does exist. My family owns a cabin on a very small private island. When I was little, we would arrange with the ferry to drop us off. He would then sail right up close to our pier, and we would jump ashore before he reversed out. When we wanted to go home, we would contact the ferryman by radio, and he would pick us up on his ...


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According to Widerøe Ticket types, there is no restriction on the nationality of the customer: Rules for the Youth-ticket Valid for Youth under 26 Valid for Widerøe and SAS flights within Scandinavia only, and Widerøe flights to/from the UK Not valid for children between 5-12 years of age travelling alone (UM) A reservation is confirmed ...


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I would honestly be surprised if it's generally not possible to use debit cards as payment for rental cars in Norway. At least Avis states clearly in their terms and conditions that when using Visa debit cards, an additional 20% is reserved on top of the rental fee.


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what are some more affordable things to do in Norway? Anything that does not include supermarkets, hotels, hostels, campings, restaurants, public transportation, organised tours, car rental, souvenirs, postcards, may be affordable in Norway. It sounds like I'm excluding a lot, but this still includes one of the most popular activities in Norway: ...


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TRD is a relatively small airport (as compared to Dusseldorf for example). In addition to that, your flight is inside the Schengen area, this means that there are no customs/passport checks, no lines to wait in. Therefore you walk out of the plane, go straight into the baggage claim, get your bag and then walk to the bus stop. One hour is more than ...


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Norwegian LowFare tickets for flights within the Nordic countries can be canceled without charge within 4 hours after the booking. After that, the tickets are non-refundable. If it's any help, you can however until 30 minutes before departure change the name, destination or time by paying a fee. Depending on whether or not you have further plans to fly, that ...


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In 2009 December, 2 friends and I were successful in seeing the Northern Lights in Tromso on a low budget. We spent 280 € per person in 4 days including the flight from Alicante (Spain). The cheapest way to get to Tromso then was fly to Oslo with Ryanair and then to Tromso with Norwegian. But maybe that's not the cheapest option now or from your location. ...


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They are called "gassboks" (gas can) in Norwegian. I doubt that you'll find any at the airport, but if you are going by train from the airport to Finse, you'll have to change trains at Oslo Central Station and there are plenty of outdoor shops in downtown Oslo, which all are likely to have these on stock. If the shop you're linking to is sold out, there is ...


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You have found the cheapest possible train ticket for that journey. Note that in order to get that price, you need to book well in advance. There are no weekend passes for long-distance trains (in Norwegian only). The cheapest available InterRail pass will cost you €190 (or €129 if you're under 26). All passenger train services in Norway, except the ...


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It's probably too late for the OP, but for future visitors this may help. When we visited Tromsø in February 2013 we simply rented a car and drove outside the city to see the Aurora. We were completely at our own leisure. Their is a tunnel on Kvaloya island, west of Tromsoya just a few kilometers (turn south when you get to Kvaloya), and there is a parking ...


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You should probably book in advance, but more than 2–3 days is not needed unless you want an overnight trip. There are two aspects regarding booking tours in advance: Tours might be fully booked Tours might only go if there are enough people The anwer depends on the kind of tour. Tours vary from an extended taxi ride to a dark corner, to overnight ...


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Oslo airport have the easiest ticket machines imaginable. You will find some turnstiles, leading to the train platform. They have a built in card slot, so you simply slide your credit/debitcard through a slot, and you are let through. Your card then becomes your ticket. By default it buys you one standard ticket from OSL to Oslo S (Oslo central station), or ...


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I don't remember exactly how I managed to buy a train ticket at Oslo airport - so it has to be easy as I was there just recently. I remember that I bought it at a machine and paid by credit card. An answer from tripadvisor forum (user dyoll, Destination Expert for Norway + Oslo, 04 June 2013): "Ticket machines have an English option. However if you are ...


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I have traveled in Norway on the train network and found it to be exceptionally punctual. However, the journey time from Trondheim to Oslo is around 7 hours, and you only need one small problem to crop up to end up having to pay for a extra segment to Kristiensand. The NSB website shows that it is a possible connection, but flags a warning. Looking at the ...


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It is true that there aren't distance markings on the trail junction signs, but I find it difficult to get truly lost on any of these trails. If the weather is just semi-nice, there will be tons of people out, and still some out in the rain, which you can follow or ask. One of the popular, longer hikes people do around here is called "Vidden", which is a ...


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This is directly copied from this site - http://www.eurail.com/trains-europe/trains-country/trains-norway , which may have more information that you would find beneficial. The parts I have put in bold are the parts that I believe should answer your question. How to make reservations for trains in Norway: - You can make reservations for the domestic ...


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You're looking for a travel guide. I hear Lonely Planet is popular, and they have apps too. Tripwolf and Triposo are well-rated app-centric travel guides. These will certainly cover world natural heritage places, culturally important places and places to eat as well as you'll be able to find anywhere. Climbing, however, is a special interest that general ...


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For anyone interessted, the kind of connection on these fuel canisters / gas cans is actually called a "Lindal Valve" We where able to get them at Oslo sportslager


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There are actually several viable options, the cheapest would have been to buy a through ticket from the airport to Finse. The most convenient option, but also the most expensive, is to take the Flytoget (Airport Express Train). Mo-Fr, the trains depart every ten minutes (x:00, x:10, x:20, etc), Sa+Su every twenty minutes (x:10, x:30, x:50) and take 19 or ...


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I am a Norwegian, living in Norway. I have hired cars (at Hertz) with both debit and credit cards (all Visa) without any problems.


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It's simply not possible, you need to apply where you reside. You could apply for a Croatian visa (although I think they have the same rules) but you would still have no easy way to reenter the Schengen area. Depending on your citizenship and situation, an alternative could be to apply for a national long-stay visa, see Is it possible to extend my 90-day ...


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Just back from trip to Norway. Used the '3' network pay as you go data card in Norway. Excellent network coverage at UK home country rates - works out to be 1p per MB. Network i was signed on to was 'N Telenor'.


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Whatever you can do to see the Western coastline of the country (the fjords), you should do. If you can do it by boat, that is the best way I think, though I think that is expensive. (I can't remember what we paid, leaving from Bergen, but it was unforgetable.) Although even our train ride back to Bergen was pretty amazing. The views and landscapes are not ...



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