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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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