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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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The Royal Palace is easily reachable by foot from the train station - just follow Karl Johans gate ("gate" is Norwegian for "street", not an actual gate). Aker Brygge is a nice place to watch the harbour. The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet is also nearby if you're interested. Akershus Fortress from 1290 and the Viking Ship Museum should fit the ...


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Not on that visa, no, as it's outside its period of validity. However, if you really, really want to go before February 4th, your only option at present would be to obtain a new visa that covers the period you actually want to travel.


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No you cannot. They won't even let you board on the plane to Norway (or any other destination where you need a valid visa) if it seems you won't be able to legally enter the country at the arrival time. Taking a flight the day before would in that sense be acceptable in case of an overnight journey, but that doesn't seem to be your case.


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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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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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Renting in Scandinavia is quite expensive: I found quotes for 5000 SEK for a week for a touring MC (that's dirty cheap and not representative), plus extra for accessories (2000 SEK for complete set of helm, bags etc.), plus 1 SEK/km, plus cost of accommodation (500 SEK/person on average for a reasonable accommodation, in Norway even more expensive), plus ...


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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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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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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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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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Actually, the rules for airside transit do not apply. You will simply enter the Schengen area in Amsterdam. After that, you won't have any entries left on your visa but you can still fly to Norway. By contrast, you could not go to the UK and reenter the Schengen area, even if you just wanted to transit airside in the UK. As far as the number of entries is ...


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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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Both December 25th and 26th are public holidays in Norway and also on the 28th (being a Sunday), all "regular" shops will be closed. Smaller grocery stores and souvenir shops may however be open. I checked the opening hours for a few of the most popular museums in Bergen and none of them mention special opening hours for the week between Christmas and New ...


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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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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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I am not sure if you have read the Google translation you are linking to, because you're misquoting it. First of all, the minimum suggested transfer time between regional trains on the Trondheim - Oslo - Kristiansand lines (as in your case) is 60 minutes. The 30 minutes you refer to is the suggested transfer time between "other trains". The text does not ...


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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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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 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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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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You've already gotten quite a few good answers, but most of them are focusing on the mountains to the north-east of the city center. I'll try to give a more thorough answer, including all of the 7 mountains, and how to reach them. First, let's look at a list of the 7 mountains: The 7 Mountains: Lyderhorn (396 MAMSL*) Damsgårdsfjellet (317 MAMSL) ...


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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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According to Norwegian myth, Santa Claus lives on the North Pole. I am not aware of any references in Norwegian fiction to Santa Claus living in a specific city, either in Norway or other countries, although the Wikipedia article mentions both Drøbak and Longyearbyen. I'm Norwegian, if that's a good enough source :)


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I've talked with Telenor. Telenor cooperates with KPN, T-Mobile and Vodafone in the Netherlands. The only answer they could provide was "your current provider should know what possible packages you can have, the prices for data traffic etc". I don't believe ARP or LBO is an option in Norway. Your best bet is probably prepaid coverage from NetCom. NetCom are ...


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Lots will be closed. The Pepperkakebyen will be worth checking out, and you can still go on hikes around Bergen (the advent candles will be lit up at Fløyen). Also, look into going to the Lysfest if you are here in time. The biggest thing to consider are the grocery markets. Bunnpris usually stays open when others are closed, but I believe even they have ...


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Well, according to traditional Norwegian myths, Santa Claus lives on the North Pole, as l0b0 says in his answer. However, in many parts of the world, if you do send a letter addressed to: Santa Claus The North Pole It will end up in Drøbak, where Santa will answer every single letter (note, in many countries (for instance the US) they send it elsewhere). ...



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