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Norway, a north European country, which together with Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, forms Scandinavia.

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Is there any way to see up-to-date timetable information for SJ (not SJ NORD) trains in Norway?

I'm travelling with SJ to and from Oslo, and on SJ's own website the information about arrival times is only written as specified in the schedule for stops in Norway. When travelling with the ...
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UK Citizen visiting Norway for a month volunteering

My son, a 26 year old English university student and bird watching fanatic is hoping to go to Norway for one month to a nature reserve to assist in bird ringing, migration monitoring and other related ...
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Can a D visa of Switzerland with valid time exactly 90 days be regarded as a long term national visa to Visit Norway?

I am a visiting student from China. I have not obtained my permit yet. My basic information of the D visa: type: D (Formation Théorique) valid from 06/02/2024 to 05/05/2024 MULT Duration of Stay: XXX ...
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How to find the schedule for the express ferry from Bodø to Svolvær in Norway?

I'm planning a trip to the Lofoten islands in Norway in early August. I intend to fly into Bodø and then take the ferry from there to Svolvær, where I'll be based. I can see that there's an express ...
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Do I need a credit card to apply for a visa to Norway?

I am a Chinese citizen, and I currently live and work in the United Kingdom after studying there. I am following the steps at UDI in order to apply for a visa to visit Norway. While following the ...
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How does the bus service FLEKS815, from Skarsvåg (Nordkapp), operate?

I managed to find that it is serviced by FLEKS815, operating three days a week, but no clue how often and looks like it should be pre-ordered. I have downloaded the Snelandia app as well but still ...
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Norway forest roads tolls by bicycle

Some forestry roads in Norway are toll roads. For example, see here or here on Google Streetview, this NRK Trøndelag news article, or this inatur article. The signs imaged by Google Streetview ...
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Buying a pay as you go metro card in Tromsø, Norway

So I collect metro smart cards and I was trying to get the one for Tromso, Norway, but it is unclear to me as to how. https://fylkestrafikk.no/menu/tickets-and-fares/how-to-buy-a-ticket-on-buses-and-...
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Will the passport control (tourist visa check) happen in Norway (destination and visa issuing country) or Munich (layover)?

We're travelling from Chicago to Norway with a layover in Munich. The layover is almost 2 hours long. There is a bus that I need to take right when I land in Norway. I wanted to clarify whether the ...
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Can Iranians travel to Svalbard visa-free?

From the Wikipedia article, Visa requirements for Iranian citizens: Unlimited period under Svalbard Treaty. Everyone may, in principle, travel to Svalbard, and foreign citizens do not need a visa or ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Norway if I have a Schengen visa?

I am traveling to Frankfurt, and I have to do self-transfer at Oslo. I will be applying for a Schengen visa for Germany, but do I need a transit visa for Oslo airport as well? I will be getting on a ...
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Public transport options between Kiruna and Bodo, Norway

I would like to travel between the cities of Kiruna, Sweden and Bodo, Norway through Narvik. The plan is to accomplish the loop by train up in the north. I can take the train up to Narvik. For the ...
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Do the regular passenger lines exist along the Bergen - Tromso - Kirkenes coastline?

I plan to see the northern coastline of Norway (Bergen-Tromso-Kirkenes). My goal is to find the way to move along the coastline, not being restricted to the town where I land. I cannot rent a car, how ...
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Cross country skiing around Sjusjoen in mid-late April - possible?

Wanting to go hut-to-hut in Norway - I'm thinking around Sjusjoen probably best for my first time, ideally just after the half term in April, so about 12-19th. But I read officially the skiing there ...
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Do I need any visa for transit via Amsterdam (Beijing to Oslo via Amsterdam)? [duplicate]

I am an Iranian Citizen (and Chinese residence permit) who has a Norway D-type visa (single entry). I'm going to buy a flight ticket from Beijing (China) to Oslo (Norway) with a connecting flight at &...
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Is there a passport control at Hamburg Airport or at German airports?

I am a citizen of Norway, and I wonder if there is any passport control at the airport between Norway and Germany/Hamburg. 'cause I lost my passport in Germany, I have to apply for an emergency ...
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Can I visit Norway on my Passport Talent (France) visa? [duplicate]

My visa says: Valid for: France From: 11-12-22 Until: 10-04-23 Duration of stay: XXX Type of visa: D Number of entries: Mult Remarks: Pass. Talent; Chercheur; PT4 VLSTS; Valider en ligne Can I enter ...
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Can I use my Schengen Visa legally to travel from Italy to Norway and back?

I am an Indian. At present (09/12/2022) I am in Florence, attending a Winter School. I have a single-entry visa issued by the Italian Embassy. I requested for a 21 day long visa (28th Nov - 19th Dec) ...
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Does my visa-free period update after getting a residence permit?

I am a Ukrainian citizen who has been studying in Poland since 2019. About 8 months ago, I went to study in Norway through the Erasmus+ exchange programme. There in Norway, I applied for the Norwegian ...
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Schengen Visa: Young, unmarried, and self-employed—how do I get a tourist visa with such a profile?

Edit: I just want to add that I don't have any employment with a particular company and that has made my situation difficult. I've asked this question as I couldn't find anything specific for self-...
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Is there free parking on Bodø, Norway?

Is there any free parking in Bodø City and around? I need to go to the city and most likely wait in or around town for several days for stuff to arrive. I wonder if there is free (short-term) parking ...
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Norway camping gas cartridges

I am travelling to Norway soon and plan to camp. Are gas cartridges with screw-on type or percing type are more commonly available and can they be purchased in gas stations? I fly to Bergen and ...
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parking ticket in Norway, what happens if I don't pay?

So we stopped in the Norwegian city of Sandvika for a brief swim (highly recommended) and when we returned to the car about two hours later there was a parking ticket behind the windshield wiper, ...
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Time between connecting flights in Norway

I'll be traveling from Frankfurt to Trondheim (Norway) in late August. I'll be taking a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Oslo and then a Norwegian flight from Oslo to Trondheim. The Lufthansa flight ...
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Schengen visa without entering country that issued visa [duplicate]

I am a Chinese national living in the UK. I applied to a Spain Schengen visa but to my dismay and contrary to what I expected, I only got 1 entry to the Schengen area for my visa. I have to completely ...
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Travelling to Estonia via Norway, will my passport be stamped into Schengen in Oslo?

I'm flying to Tallinn, Estonia via Oslo with Norwegian. I need to enter Estonia on my Estonian visa, and thus cannot be stamped into Schengen beforehand as this will cause complications. If I'm ...
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Need Norway visa for Erasmus 3 month university program?

My daughter has a permanent residence permit in Italy. Does she need a visa for a 3 month Erasmus program in Norway?
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Was I incorrectly denied boarding due to passport extensions?

I was supposed to be travelling to Norway from the UK for work this week from Stansted Airport by RyanAir, but was denied boarding at the gate. The reason given was that my passport, which has a ...
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One way car rental in Norway

I am going to visit Norway this September. The idea is to rent a car somewhere around Bergen or Stavanger. Then drive north to see Nordkapp and finally return the car at the Tromso airport. I checked ...
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Can I transit through Sri Lanka for traveling between Norway and India?

I am an Indian national (passport issued by Indian government) residing in Norway with a residence permit issued by Norwegian government. I want to travel to India to visit my family as it has been 2 ...
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If I am checked by ticket inspectors on the bus in Oslo with a ticket that expired over 1 hour ago, how to prove my ticket is actually valid?

There is this rule in Oslo public transport that has me wondering. I am gonna get to the more extreme example in the title of the question near the end, but I will start with an actual example that ...
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Can NOK and SEK be used interchangeably in the border regions?

In the past, when CAD and USD were in parity, places near the border had both coins circulated mixed together, that when I paid with CAD banknote I would very often receive changes with CAD and USD ...
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Where are this river and bridge separating two towns, surrounded by mountains? [closed]

I think this was taken in Norway.
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Where is the petroglyph of Vågan, Norway?

What I seek There is a Norwegian-language wikipedia article titled Helleristningen i Vågan. What I found Unfortunately, there isn't an English version, the Google Translate-ed version is here. It ...
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Can a couple share the Quarantine residence in Norway provided by one person's employer?

I will be moving from Italy to Norway for work reasons at the beginning of next year and, at the moment, a 10 days quarantine is requested to enter the country. The website https://www.helsenorge.no/...
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Oslo Airport COVID Test Time

I'm potentially going to need to travel to Norway from the UK to undertake some work on a customer site. I think I'd need to quarantine for either 10 days or until I get a test. I've seen that there ...
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Border controls between Finland and Norway in times of Covid-19

How does Norway enforce its Covid-19 rules for foreign citizens at the border between Finland and Norway? Are there regular border controls at Karigasniemi, for instance?
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How can I know which lakes are okay for bathing in Norway?

Norway has a huge number of lakes, some of them are popular swimming spots and may even have small piers but the majority are just regular lakes in the forest. How can I know if one of these lakes is ...
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Where's this town that a cruise ship is passing, beside fjord in Norway?

This is from r/ruralporn. Google Search turned up just one result, but it doesn't identify the location. Was this photo taken at a physical location, looking down at the town? Or was it taken ...
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Can I swim to Litle Hjartøya from Nyholmen, Norway?

I would like to get to this island, marked by a red marker (on Google Maps): The obvious route would be to swim across the strait marked by the green stripe. Distance is not that big, ~270m, I can ...
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How can Norwegian Customs know who repaired their boats abroad?

I read in this article as well as this and this (all in Norwegian, so use Google Translate), that Norwegian Customs control private boats (owned by individuals) coming from abroad, to see if they ...
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How to get from Rovaniemi to Trondheim under the corona crisis? [duplicate]

How does one get from Rovaniemi, Finland, to Trondheim, Norway, without a car? Finnish citizen residing permanently Norway, with pictures of relevant documents and a passport at hand. Not in a ...
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Visit Finland with visa issued from Norway during the COVID-19 outbreak

we were intending to travel to Norway ( more days) and Finland (2days) from 18.03.2020 till 1.04.2020. Now due to the quarantine mandate issued by the Norway government to all foreign nationals ...
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Payment methods Norway (euro)

I'm Dutch and i'll be traveling to a friend in Norway who just became a father. I'll be staying there for just the Saturday and Sunday. Am i able to pay using euro's with a dutch debit card (Rabobank)...
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In winter, do Norwegians typically change shoes at the door in a business setting?

I'm visiting Norway on business next week. Our partner company is an engineering firm (metal fabrication, etc) in the northern part of the country. I expect to spend most of the trip in ordinary ...
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Getting from Tromsø to Bodø with buses

How to get from Tromsø to Bodø through Narvik with buses? How much does the trip cost and where to find the timetables?
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Back to mainland Norway from Svalbard

I have a residence permit of Denmark. I will visit Svalbard and then go from Svalbard to Copenhagen. Since I will need to transit in Oslo and Tromsø, and Svalbard is outside of the Schengen area, I am ...
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Restaurants during Christmas in Norway

We are currently planning our annual road trip through Norway over Christmas and newyear. In the past we started after Christmas, but this time we will start earlier and are planning to spend the ...
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When does Scandinavian Mountains Airport open?

I remember drawing Sälen Trysil Airport on Google Maps back when it was called that, but since then the airport (then an airstrip) has been converted into an international airport. When does it open ...
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Transit Visa at Manchester Airport [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and I have a long term EEA residence permit. I will be traveling from Norway to India with transit in Manchester. Unfortunately, I have to check-in again at Manchester as the ...
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