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

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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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Are there any Taizé worship services in Bergen?

I'm now in Bergen for a few days, and I was wondering if there is a Taizé workship similar to the one I usually go where I live (Rome, see its Facebook Page) Are there any Taizé services in Bergen? ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can we get fuel for a MSR stove in Oslo?

We are planning a backpacking trip to Norway and plan to use our MSR WhisperLite multi-fuel stove which runs on white gas or regular unleaded petrol. Will gas stations in Oslo sell us such petrol if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Required financial support for a Schengen visa to visit Norway

I am travelling to Norway in January, along with four friends. It will be a 9-day trip. I have confirmed return tickets and booked all the necessary accommodation. I am aware that I have to submit ...
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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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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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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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Traveling for tourism with Schengen business visa single Entry from Sweden to Norway [duplicate]

Can one travel for tourism to Norway with Schengen business visa- single entry (given for Sweden)?
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I want to know my chance of getting a visa to Norway to visit my wife [duplicate]

this is the third time I'm considering applying for a visa to Norway and I have been rejected twice. Firstly, I was rejected because the consider my relationship with my girlfriend that I was to visit ...
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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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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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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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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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Is 'individually' booking internationally connecting flights a good idea, in schengen area? [duplicate]

Let's say that I'm planning to visit Schengen country-A with an approved Schengen visa. I then find out that Booking my-country --flight to--> country-A is way more expensive then Booking ...
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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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Where to buy camping stove canisters by Oslo airport in Norway?

I'm traveling to Norway in a few weeks, arriving to Oslo airport. I'm planning on camping in a tent most of the trip and would like to use my gas stove to make tea/food. Since I can't take the gas ...
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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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Is it possible to drive from Bergen to Folgefonna?

I'm trying to plan a day trip from Bergen to Hardangerfjorden. I found in another site someone saying Other options, like mentioned before, is to travel to Hardangerfjorden on day excursion from ...
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Driving in Norway with a US driving license

Can I rent and drive a car in Norway with a valid US (California) driving license?