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

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I have a residence permit for Norway. Can I travel to Switzerland without a passport? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen currently in Norway and I have a residence permit. I have to travel to Switzerland but I do not have my passport with me as it is gone to another embassy for visa stamping. Can ...
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How many days do you need (minimum) to visit Oslo and others? [closed]

I will be visiting Norway the next August and due my route (I will be travelling around the country) I have doubts about visiting Oslo half and a day or just half day (about 5-6 hours). I have read ...
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Can I have two Schengen visas at the same time? [duplicate]

I am a Chinese student in the UK. I just got my Schengen visa from Norway. They only gave me a single-entry visa, from 3rd July to 25th July, and I can only stay in there for 8 days. I will be in ...
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How does 90/180 rule work while holding a Schengen residence?

I am an Indian citizen, holding a residence permit in Norway valid for 2 years. I want to know about the 90/180 rule. Can I travel to Portugal for one week, come back to Norway and travel again for ...
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90/180 rule while holding a work permit from norway [duplicate]

I am a Indian citizen holding a work residence permit from Norway for two years. I want to make some trips in the rest of the Schengen area. I am planning my first trip to Portugal on 22/08/18 till ...
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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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Norway Schengen visa processing time [closed]

I submitted a Schengen visa application to Norway. I went for the interview on 27 April, and I have bought tickets for 18 May. When will I get the visa? Should I change my ticket?
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Can I interrupt a journey with an NSB ordinær togbillett?

I am going to Norway in a few weeks, and part of my plan is to go for a hike around Finse (bad idea this time of the year, I know) while travelling from Bergen to Oslo. Can I buy an NSB ordinær ...
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Attending conference in Norway with my spouse

I am going to attend an academic conference in Norway in upcoming June. I am a PhD student in the USA and hold an F1 visa. I want to take my wife with me to Norway. She holds an F2 visa here. I ...
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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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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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I registered Norwegian Autopass / EPCplc on a Swedish rental car a day late. Will the bill go to me or to the rental car company?

I was driving a Swedish rental car in Norway on 1 August when I realised I was driving past an automatic toll collection point. I couldn't reach the internet the same day, but the next morning on 2 ...
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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 can I get to Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) from Stavanger without a car?

Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, is an incredible steep cliff which rises 604 metres above Lysefjorden, with a large flat area on the top. On a slightly cloudy day, it looks something like this. The ...
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Can I use my Schengen type C visa with remarks transit to visit my fiancée in Norway?

I'm a Filipino national and seafarer. I will be finishing my contract this January. I've been issued before a Schengen visa from The Netherlands but it's expired. Now I hold a Belgian visa. I already ...
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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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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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A complete set of driving rules in Norway

I am going to spend an extended period of time in Norway and will have to do quite a lot of driving. I wonder where could I find a complete set of driving rules in Norway (preferably in the form of a ...
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Can I visit Svalbard with an EU resident permit?

I am from a non-EU country but I have a resident permit from an EU country. Do I still need a visa to visit Svalbard?
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Schengen visa delay from embassy [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa 20 days ago. Usually, they grant the visa within 15 days. I have traveled on time, came back on time after a 6-day holiday. I was granted a visa 3 times. But this time ...
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Can I travel to Norway without a visa?

I have an Italian residence permit with a Pakistani passport. Can I travel to Norway without a visa?
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How long would it take to hike from Hamar to Lillehammer?

I'm considering a trip to Norway, and I'd like to hike for part of it. For background, my girlfriend and I would like to see Oslo and Trondheim (as our top choices), so my thought was to train from ...
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Getting around in Norway by public transport

I am planning to go to Norway for two or three weeks next year. Is it possible to get around the country by public transportation (busses and trains) only? Are smaller towns connected by public ...
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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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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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Is it possible to travel to Jan Mayen Island?

I am planning to spent my next holiday in Norway, I am looking for things to do while being there and came across this island called Jan Mayen. It is a rather remote place with no inhabitants (except ...
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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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What do Northern Lights look like to the naked eye?

I'm currently on a cruise in Norway and we've been apparently lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. But to my naked eye the Lights were nothing more than a faint cloud and only with a 15 second ...
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Best season for Norway fjords cruise?

My spouse and I are planning a trip, probably with the Hurtigruten ferry/cruise line), and thinking about when to go. We'd like a good chance of seeing the aurora, but also enough light hours to see ...
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Is it normal that a socket only gives electricity when the plug is plugged in one way?

I bought this type F to type G power adapter for using my Norwegian laptop etc in UK. It only works if I put the charger plug in one way into the adapter, but if I switch it around so that the ...
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Is it possible to hop on and off on Hurtigruten?

Let's say I book a trip from Bergen to Kirkenes. Do I stay on board the whole time (except for when the ship calls at a port, obviously) or is it possible to leave the ship at one destination and ...
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Travelling to Berlin and taking a cruise from Rostock halting at Norwegian Ports

I am travelling to Berlin and then going to Norway. Can I get a sim in Berlin which will be usable in Norway as well? Need majorly for data and GPS.
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Norway location for vacation with Lakes and fields but no people? [closed]

I'm looking for places to spend my vacation in Norway but I want something like a field empty with no people no cities, no cars, just silence and a lake. I don't want mountain trips or to live inside ...
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Entry to schengen countries [duplicate]

I need help on counting days. If I will visit Norway 28.11-30.11 (counting like 3 days right?), I don't need visa but have 90 days within 180 to stay in schengen zone. After that I want to entry ...
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Type of Visa for attending a conference in Norway [duplicate]

I intend to travel to Oslo next month from India to present a paper at an academic conference. The University won't pay me for this. Given that Norway doesn't have a provision for Conference Visa, ...
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How to travel to Svalbard? [closed]

I am interested in visiting Svalbard, but I do not know where to start. I know I can maybe book a travel pack or something similar to go there, have some place to sleep and make some tour, but they ...
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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 there border checking when traveling between Norway and Denmark?

I will be visiting Norway and Denmark on my next trip, and I was curious if there is border control when traveling by car or train or not. I'm non-European holding short-term Schengen.
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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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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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Norway - Why do all the school children wear red jumpsuits?

I travelled to Norway a month ago, and whilst there I noticed that all the school children wore red jumpsuits. I thought that this seemed quite distinctive and wondered why this was - perhaps it is ...
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Norwegian booking cancellation

I booked a flight from Oslo to Helsinki and I want to cancel it! How can I do that, and will I have to pay extra charges?
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I currently have a student visa in Norway, but want to intern in China for 4 months. I am a U.S citizen [closed]

Is it possible to have a student visa in Norway and apply for a working visa in China for four months?
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Lofoten Islands by rental car (one way) [closed]

We plan to get a rental car, see Lofoten for 3-4 days, and deliver the car further south in Norway. What is the best place to pick up the car, cost and experience vise? How can we minimize the cost ...
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Are hand/insole warmers readily available in the airport/local markets in Amsterdam and Trondheim?

I have traveled to South Korea before and these hand/insole warmer packets could be bought at a cheap price in convenience stores and markets. I was wondering if it would be the same in Amsterdam and ...
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What sort of power adapter do I need to use Norwegian electronics in UK

I am going from Norway to UK for a 4 year long university course. I think the power socket is different to the one used here in Norway. Can somebody give a link (amazon.co.uk) to the power adapter I ...
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Summer skiing in Norway [duplicate]

I've heard it's possible to go summer skiing in Norway. Is this correct and where should I go if I want to visit these attractions?
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Appeal for refused visa to Norway

Is it possible to appeal directly to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), rather than the Embassy? The Embassy of Norway in Islamabad is really weird. I called many times, and they don't ...
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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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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, ...