It’s known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, a place where the fjords dazzle and the villages charm, and it’s truly as spectacular as it sounds.

With such a tiny population and a modest culture, Norway can be easy to forget. But with scenery that sparkles, this northern European getaway is a delight to all who visit. Take the views from Mt Aksla, a panorama of grand Alps dusted with snow. Then there’s the town of Geiranger, resting in the clutches of an emerald fjord. Arts and culture thrive in Bergen, where medieval houses still stand and modern performers light up the nights. 

Norway travel highlights

Our Norway trips

Norway holiday information

Norway facts

    Capital city Oslo  Popul...

Local culture of Norway

Norwegian culture is highly progressive, even by European standards. Equality is highly...

Geography & environment

Norway is on the northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, just above Sweden....

Norway festival calendar

Viking Festival The small town of Karmoy is home to a reconstructed Viking settlemen...

Food & drink in Norway

Traditionally, food in Norway is based on seafood and game, as well as foods that can b...

Further reading

The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas The Snowman by Jo Nesbo Pan by Knut Hamsun      ...

Norway travel FAQs

Most nationalities have visa-free access to Norway, including nationals of EU countries. Nationals of U.S.A, Canada, Australia and South Africa have visa-free access under the ETA visa waiver program.

Tipping isn’t common practice in Norway and is entirely up to your discretion. 

Norway has excellent internet access in most places except for remote areas. 

You’ll have mobile coverage across most of Norway, except for some remote places. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling. 

Norway has western-style toilets. 

  • Cup of coffee in a cafe = 30-40 NOK
  • Beer in a bar or restaurant = 60 NOK
  • Basic, takeaway lunch = 80-120 NOK
  • Dinner in an inexpensive restaurant = From 200 NOK

Tap water is safe in Norway unless otherwise stated. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you. 

You’ll be able to use your credit card in the usual places like supermarkets, hotels and restaurants, but prepare to pay cash when making purchases from small local businesses.

There are plenty of ATMs across Norway, except in some remote places.

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

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