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
See the Seven Sisters in Geiranger
Geiranger fjord is not only home to a spectacularly situated village, it’s got a beautiful family of waterfalls known as the Seven Sisters.
Stroll through time at Trondheim
It’s Norway’s historic capital, a city filled with centuries-old wooden houses and a lofty gothic cathedral known as Nidaris.
Land on the island of Munkholmen
Follow the trail of Vikings who landed here centuries ago. Although they used the site to perform executions, today it’s been transformed into a pleasant park.
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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.
For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/norway/public-holidays