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Unless you plan to read/watch something written in Nynorsk, you should go for Bokmål. Most Norwegians have this as their written language, and it's close to what is spoken in the Oslo/Hurum area. Bokmål and Nynorsk are not that different though... Riksmål is sort of the old-fashioned version of Bokmål (basically the name was changed to Bokmål in 1929), ...


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First of all, as a tourist in Norway you will be able to get by with English. Nobody expects tourists to have learned any of the Norwegian languages. I do not speak Norwegian but a friend of my does, learned it as a foreigner, and has a good view on the languages as she has lived in several areas. If you want to learn a few words, just to be polite, it ...


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As a native of Norway, I need to clarify something: Bokmål, Riksmål and Nynorsk are not spoken dialects. They are written languages. You cannot learn to speak or listen to them, you can only learn to read and write them. These three written languages are so similar that people who know one of them can easily read and understand something written in any of ...


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What you're looking for is the Airport Express Train (Flytoget). It's about 20 minutes ride from the airport to the Oslo Central station. No need to book a ticket in advance, there's always seats available. For timetable, check out http://www.flytoget.no/eng/Stations/Flytoget-Airport-Express-train-station-at-Oslo-Airport. As for the ticket, you have two ...


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The Royal Palace is easily reachable by foot from the train station - just follow Karl Johans gate ("gate" is Norwegian for "street", not an actual gate). Aker Brygge is a nice place to watch the harbour. The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet is also nearby if you're interested. Akershus Fortress from 1290 and the Viking Ship Museum should fit the "...


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I am surprised SAS cannot do an OLCI for you for OSL to LHR. Make sure your passport details are all correct on your SAS reservation (on SAS's website). If that doesn't fix it, maybe telephone SAS to ask why OLCI is not working, perhaps they can unjam it. In principle, the gate staff should be able to check you in and print your BP at the gate (although it ...


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Plenty of chicken products are available for sale in Norway, as evidenced by one of the online stores: According to Numbeo, the price for a kilo of chicken is around 110 kroner, which is around 15EUR. So yes, it's quite a lot more expensive than in most other countries. The smuggler wasn't trying to bring in a prohibited product, they were trying to avoid ...


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There are two different train operators serving the line from the airport to the central station: Airport Express Trains (Flytoget) are usually departing every 10 minutes (x:06, x:16, x:26, x:36, x:46 and x:56), travel time is 22-25 minutes and a single adult ticket costs NOK 180. You can buy tickets from the ticket machines and pay with cash. Suburban and ...


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Just to add a bit of background and local knowledge to the answer above... Food can be rather expensive in Norway. We lay too far north and are to rocky to make agriculture very profitable. We tend to have many small farms, rather than a few large ones. We have tariffs to protect our own farmers from outside import, we have taxes from the government, and ...


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Are prices always the same for trains in Norway from Oslo to Bergen? our travel date is 19 April 2017 If you have a definite plan for a certain date there are lowest price train fares available which can be bought in advance from an official NSB website. This is one of the scenic train journeys in Europe and lowest price train tickets have limited seats, ...


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It is possible to get a taxi at those hours. There may be a slightly longer wait than during daytime though. You can either take a taxi from those waiting, or order a taxi from one of the machines. Taxis usually have a fixed price to central Oslo. Ask about that before getting in the taxi. Drivers are legally required to tell you the price if you ask. Expect ...


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The zone borders do not follow the province borders and all islands served by the Ruter ferries (the public transport operator) are in zone 1. Also on the mainland, zone 1 extends beyond the border between Oslo and Akershus. Nesoddtangen (not an island, but also served by the ferries) is in zone 2S, but that is obvious on the zone map. You can find the ...


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Oslo airport have the easiest ticket machines imaginable. You will find some turnstiles, leading to the train platform. They have a built in card slot, so you simply slide your credit/debitcard through a slot, and you are let through. Your card then becomes your ticket. By default it buys you one standard ticket from OSL to Oslo S (Oslo central station), or ...


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I don't remember exactly how I managed to buy a train ticket at Oslo airport - so it has to be easy as I was there just recently. I remember that I bought it at a machine and paid by credit card. An answer from tripadvisor forum (user dyoll, Destination Expert for Norway + Oslo, 04 June 2013): "Ticket machines have an English option. However if you are ...


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They are called "gassboks" (gas can) in Norwegian. I doubt that you'll find any at the airport, but if you are going by train from the airport to Finse, you'll have to change trains at Oslo Central Station and there are plenty of outdoor shops in downtown Oslo, which all are likely to have these on stock. If the shop you're linking to is sold out, there is ...


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If you want to go trekking close to Oslo, I recommend Nordmarka, often just called Marka. Have a look at the official website here, for some information. There are many good starting points in Marka, including Holmenkollen, Frognerseteren, Sørkedalen, and Sognsvann. Many of which are easily accessible by tram or bus. Once in Marka, you can stay at some ...


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At the airport, you can get a luggage trolley before getting your bags from the luggage claim area. There is only a very short walk through the terminal, before you can take the lift with the trolley down to the train platform. Depending on which train you take from the airport to the main railway station, there are luggage racks with more or less space ...


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If you enter the locker area from the ground floor (not via the escalators), then by the lost property desk are a handy set of baggage sizers, so you can quickly work out what size you need! They look like this, rucksack included to help with a sense of size Having worked out what size you want, you then wander round the banks of lockers (of which there ...


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There are actually several viable options, the cheapest would have been to buy a through ticket from the airport to Finse. The most convenient option, but also the most expensive, is to take the Flytoget (Airport Express Train). Mo-Fr, the trains depart every ten minutes (x:00, x:10, x:20, etc), Sa+Su every twenty minutes (x:10, x:30, x:50) and take 19 or ...


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Went to Norway last week, did a lot of research to find gas canisters. We landed on Rygge on a Saturday evening, and there is a Shell not far from the railway station with a seven eleven, we bought them there. When we wanted to drop off our spare gas at the DNT hut in gjendesheim, the guy there said they have about 100 spare ones of those lying around, so if ...


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Check whether this is one or two tickets. KIWI sometime bundles two separate tickets and claims "Connection guaranteed by KIWI". If it's a single tiecket it says "Connection guaranteed by the airline". If it's two ticket, you need to clear immigration and customs in Oslo and enter Norway. Make sure you have proper documentation to enter the Schengen area, ...


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Oslo Airport DOMESTIC TRANSFER All passengers travelling with Norwegian, SAS or Widerøe, from international to domestic, should use Domestic Transfer. Passengers must pass through customs at gate D2 (yellow area) and then enter the domestic departure terminal. Your baggage will be transferred directly to the next flight as long as it has been marked ...


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For anyone interessted, the kind of connection on these fuel canisters / gas cans is actually called a "Lindal Valve" We where able to get them at Oslo sportslager


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This is directly copied from this site - http://www.eurail.com/trains-europe/trains-country/trains-norway , which may have more information that you would find beneficial. The parts I have put in bold are the parts that I believe should answer your question. How to make reservations for trains in Norway: - You can make reservations for the domestic and ...


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As the others have said, the most dramatic nature in Norway is on the west coast, with the fjords and many of the famous hiking trails. That is most likely what you have seen in pictures and videos of Norway. But the beauty of Oslo is that you can take a metro to the forest and hike as far as you want. I think it's pretty cool to do as a traveller because ...


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You can both buy the bus ticket online on Flybussen's home page (NOK 189) or buy a ticket from the bus driver, but you will then have to pay a surcharge. In both cases you can pay by credit card. The bus takes about 50 minutes to reach the bus terminal in the city centre close to the main railway station. If you get through customs around midnight, you will ...


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No need to fly, but if you are short on time it might be helpful. From Cologne you can take a train to Copenhagen, it takes about 9 hours during the day, with just one change. I guess there will be buses as well, likely overnight ones, as that is what I remember from older timetables. But the overnight (no change) train is no longer on the schedule. From ...


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Take one of the following trains: R10 regional train towards Drammen; R11 regional train towards Skien, or; L12 suburban train towards Kongsberg. These trains normally leave from platform 4, and the ticket price is NOK 221. It takes one hour to Drammen.


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Considering the size of the 2 cities, I'd say 1.5 day and 2 nights for Bergen and Stavanger. For Oslo, I would put in at 3 days (4 nights) as it is a bigger city with more to see in general. I like the NY Times "36 hours in" series; it kind of boils down what to see/eat/drink in short time in a city. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/travel/36-hours-in-...


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