A friend of mine 'Yy' applied for a business visa to enter Norway. They were rejected. They appealed with the Norwegian embassy asking to change to a tourist visa to visit family. The appeal takes 3 weeks which is past their travel date. So, Yy changed their plans a bit and decided to visit France and Norway and applied for a Schengen visa to the French embassy because they have 3 days of processing time. Yy got a Schengen visa from the French Embassy. In addition, they also got a phone call from a 'French officer' asking to promise them on the phone that they will not visit Norway. Yy was surprised at that sudden question but said okay. Yy is confused that there is no place mentioned on the visa about this restriction (that they cannot enter Norway). Yy even called the Norwegian Embassy who told them on the phone that they can travel to Norway but they did not give it in writing. Yy has not received a reply on their appeal to the Norway embassy yet.
Question is: Can Yy travel to Norway via France to meet family? Yy plans to spend some days in France, meet family in Norway, head back to France and head home.