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Questions tagged [norway]

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

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Is it rude to speak Swedish in Norway?

I speak Swedish quite well, but my active Norwegian is very basic, although I can understand most of it if I concentrate. I'm aware Norwegians can usually/always understand Swedish. I'm told ...
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Which Norwegian language to learn?

I'm taking a short trip to Norway next year and while doing a bit of research I've been thoroughly confused by which language to learn. Wikipedia goes into great depth about 3-4 different languages, ...
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Is wild camping allowed in Norway?

I will be visiting Norway during August and September. My question is: Is wild camping allowed in Norway? What are the rules, besides the obvious "take your litter with you when you leave"? Can I camp ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

I'm a 16 year old citizen of Ukraine, living in Poland, and I want to travel to Lofoten, northern Norway, by hitchhiking from Warsaw. One of the adventure's goals is to spend as little money as ...
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How to pay a Norwegian customs penalty fine from abroad

I recently entered a Norwegian port and was issued a fixed penalty notice for exceeding the cigarettes allowance, I therefore have to pay a fine of 400 kroner. I am now back in the UK and the fine has ...
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Schengen visa to Norway to visit my wife refused

I am an Afghan citizen married to a Polish woman. We lived together for almost 6 months in Afghanistan. She is now living in Norway and has been for almost 5 years. She works as a nurse and has enough ...
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Is it reasonable to go to Longyearbyen by myself without a car?

I'm looking for an adventurous budget trip to do by myself. I've been looking around and somehow found out that a flight to Longyearbyen (Norway, Spitsbergen) is surprisingly cheap (around €250) from ...
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Is Norway significantly more expensive than other European destinations?

As a budget traveller, i.e. staying in hostels, using public transport, self catering where possible, is Norway significantly more expensive than say Germany or France? If so what's the best way to ...
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Crossing a border several times to increase duty free allowance

I'm not planning on doing this myself (I'm not in a geographical position to either), but I just thought about the idea, and I wonder what type of rules are in place to prevent it. This question ...
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Can people smoke on their balconies in Norway?

I am visiting a friend in Norway, and at the apartment I am staying there is a single balcony, that is used for access by all the apartments of the floor. In Norway you are not allowed to smoke ...
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Can I import honey to Norway?

My mother has a few beehives and she is producing honey for home use. I am traveling to Norway in a few days and I'd like to bring one jar (1 kg) of honey to my friend there. I am a resident of Bosnia ...
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How to reach Treriksröset?

Treriksröset is a point which borders Norway, Sweden and Finland. Now the question is, how to get there? Take a look at this map: The closest route is the E8, but it takes 5 hours to go by foot or ...
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Do I need to declare ice axes at customs?

I will be travelling to and returning from Norway, to/from the UK. I will be carrying two ice axes within my checked-in luggage, to use for sporting activities. They do have a somewhat menacing ...
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What happens when you exceed the import limits of alcohol in Norway?

What happens when you arrive at the border of Norway (as an EU citizen) and you get caught by the customs with an amount of alcohol (beer, liquor) that is greater than the allowed amount (link for ...
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Can a tourist pre-book and travel with Indre Namdal Trafikk bus line 17-599 Namsskogan – Smalåsen?

According to various travel planners, including Entur, Opentripplanner and Transitfeeds, there is a 03:28 bus from Namsskogan stasjon to Smalåsen, presumably timed to correspond with the arrival of ...
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Tromsø for the Aurora Borealis in March

Is March too late for seeing the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) in Tromsø, Norway? There is a new moon on the 21st and I would be looking to go around then. I'm aware it's weather and light ...
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Where in Norway are these massive boulders?

About ten years ago, while traveling in Norway, I took this picture. What you see is basically the result of an old landslide, with boulders so big, that trees growing between them look tiny. I think ...
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Is it possible to travel on the Immingham-Brevik ferry without bringing a motor vehicle?

DFDS Seaways operates a cargo ferry between Brevik (Norway) and Immingham (England). Apparently, they do take drivers of private cars, for example, see The Independent. However, is it possible to ...
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Mitfahrzentrale-style website for Norway?

Does anyone know a Mitfahrzentrale-style website for Norway, for planned hitch-hiking? I need to travel from Kiruna (Sweden) to Tromsø (Norway) on 20 December, and the first train arrives in Narvik ...
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Is there a ferry running from UK to Scandinavia?

I have found this thread but it seems to be outdated
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How to see the Norwegian fjords [closed]

I am currently working in The Hague area of the Netherlands. This summer is too cold to spend weekends on the beach, so I've decided to spend 3-4 days seeing the Norwegian fjords instead. I ...
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Can I import homebrewed alcohol to Norway?

In Norway, as far as I know, the sale of all alcohol is nationalized. I'm going to visit my friend there, and his parents want to send him a bottle (He is from Slovakia, same as myself). Is it legal ...
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Route planner for moped in Norway and Sweden?

When I travel by car or bicycle, I use Google Maps to plan the route and to get some rough idea in advance of how long the journey might take. However, when I travel by moped, I face two problems: ...
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Are the roads in Norway in good condition?

My family is planning to go on a trip to Norway. We are going by plane and some friends said that when you go to Norway, you have to drive a lot with your car. That's why we're going to use a rental ...
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Good aurora viewing areas around Tromso accessible by public transport?

Hopefully this isn't a duplicate of this existing question: Tromsø for the Aurora Borealis in March My question is whether it is possible to travel to areas in or around Tromso on public transport? ...
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Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?

I'm trying to book a train from Trondheim via Oslo to Kristiansand. The route contains a transfer in Oslo. I have 21 minutes to catch the connection. On the NSB site a warning is issued (Google ...
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Is it feasible to hitch-hike from Slahpa/Sørfjord to Gåsluokta/Kjøpsvik?

The trail Gränsleden/Rádjebalges connects Ritsem (Sweden) to Slahpa/Sørfjord in Tysfjord (Tysfjord kommune page about the trail). Unfortunately, there is no public transportation (and no road) from ...
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Is frozen chicken widely available in and around Oslo, Norway? Is the price higher than other capitals like Stockholm?

I will be travelling to Norway next month. I was wondering about what is available to cook and eat in the supermarkets there. So specifically: are frozen chicken legs/breasts cheaper than other kinds ...
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What historic sights can I see in Oslo on a 4 hour train layover?

During my journey through Norway at the end of August I'll have a 4 hour layover in Oslo. My train arrives on 07:04 at Oslo sentralstasjon and the train departs on 11:01 from the same station. This is ...
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Do train prices in Norway increase close to date of travel?

Some travel companions and I are planning to take a train from Oslo to Bergen Norway in the first week of August. Now (1½ months in advance) prices are around 500 NOK per person for a daytime train ...
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Senior aged travelers

My wife and I are 75 years old and modestly fit. We fly into Oslo and plan to board the rail to the city center station. We understand the scenic train to Burgin leaves from this station. My concern ...
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Are there ferry companies that visit the Norwegian fjords?

I'm interested in visiting Norway's fjords via a round-trip ferry out of Oslo. Are there companies that do this?
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Public transit in Stord and Bømlo in Norway

Three of us travelers will be in Bergen, Norway without car, relying entirely on public transit. We would like to make it to Stord and/or Bømlo (ideally Svortland) in the Sunnhordland islands, for a ...
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Do seasonal flights from Trondheim to Edinburgh, London, or any other part of the UK exist?

Planning a trip with my in-laws to the UK next year, and the Swedes around me keep insisting that we can fly from Trondheim instead of Arlanda, which would be a lot more convenient. I'm not finding ...
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I want to travel to the Schengen area in 13 days, but it takes 15 days to issue a visa. Can I still apply?

My parents are visiting Europe for 2 weeks (more details below). I currently live in the US but I'm hoping to join them on this trip. My parents made some changes to their itinerary due to ...
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Visit the Norwegian fjords or other attractions when landing in Haugesund

The airport of Haugesund is currently served by some low cost companies; I tried to discover some attractions of that area but on the guides I only found some lines about the city of Stavanger and ...
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Schengen visa for Indian in the USA

I am currently working in the US. My H1B has been approved but it has not been stamped yet. (I do have the approval papers. I will be getting it stamped by the end of November when I visit India.) My ...
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Do I need a transit visa? (Schengen)

I am an Algerian national and I have been granted a Norway Schengen entry visa (single entry) valid for one month only because I will be getting a student residence permit once I'm in Norway. The ...
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How can you buy train tickets at Oslo Airport?

In June I will have to travel from Oslo Gardermoen airport to Oslo Central Station to catch the train to Finse. I already booked a ticket from Oslo central station to Finse (with NSB), but didn't want ...
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Currency restrictions on entry/exit to Norway

I am traveling from the US to France, but my flight has a short lay-over in Oslo; can someone explain the currency restriction for entry/exit and whether it applies to travelers passing through. Edit ...
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I am looking for a place in Scandinavia

I am looking for a place in Scandinavia, most likely in Norway. Problem is, I have image of it in my head, but I completely forgot it's whereabouts. I have seen once a picture of it on 9gag, but it ...
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Where is this lake?

The filename of this image is "rocky mountains", but it rather looks like Norway to me. Where is it exactly? No source I find through Google Images or through tineye will be more specific than „...
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Budget backpacking through Norway

Originally I had only wanted to see the Northern Lights, but through the recommendations of some of the users here on TA, they suggested making side trips out of the lengthy journey to Tromso. However,...
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Are there well signed walking routes up the Seven Mountains in Bergen?

According to the WikiVoyage page on Bergen, The city center is surrounded by a group of mountains and peaks known as the Seven Mountains. I've read that the most central of the mountains, Mount Fløyen,...
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Can I travel to Svalbard and back from Norway on a Dutch Identity card?

I'm traveling to Svalbard from the UK via Norway in a couple of weeks and would like to travel on my Dutch identity card. Is this possible?
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Short trekking close to Oslo

I plan to spend 5 days in Norway, landing in Oslo. Most trekking trips I found are at least 300 km from Oslo, which means 4-5 hours of travelling before getting there. So getting there and back would ...
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Pierless ferry stops in Norway, might one have to arrange own transportation for the final meters?

In September 2012, I travelled by speedboat from Gásluokta/Kjøpsvik to Vuodnabahta/Hellemobotn in Divtasvuona/Tysfjord, Norway. One of the timetabled stops along the way is Tjierrekluokta/Nordbukta. ...
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Which airlines provide cheap last day tickets in Nordic countries?

I spend every month about 500 euros to two business trips in a month, sometimes three for 750 euros, in flying from Tallinn to Oslo. I often pay a ticket for return just in case. However, many times, ...
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Evaluation of itinerary in Flåm, Norway for 2 days in summer

We started planning our trip to Norway in July and we allocated full 2 days stay at Flåm (3 nights). We like to do the following things: Kayaking (old king path) Take Flåm-Gudvangen ferry. and get ...
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Can a person still travel in other EU countries after being deported and banned from Norway?

My friend is deported and banned from entering Norway for years. But he has a Carta Soggiorno here in Italy. Can he still travel in other EU countries? How can he check his status with other EU ...