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Quick Facts

💰Currency Norwegian Krone (kr)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = kr10.57
💬Language Norwegian
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Oslo
👥Population 5.4 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs C, F
🕑Time Central European Time (UTC+01:00)
🍽️Must-Try Lutefisk, Pinnekjøtt, Rakfisk, Krumkake, Brunost

Backpacker Budget: US$106 (kr 1,120)

Hostel Dorm US$45 (kr 476)
Takeaway Meal US$15 (kr 159)
Public transport US$5 (kr 53)
Long-distance bus US$50 (kr 529)
Entrance Fee US$20 (kr 211)
Beer US$8 (kr 85)

When to go?

May - September High season with warmer temperatures and longer days.
October - April Low season with colder temperatures and shorter days.

What's unique?

Welcome to Norway, a country known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and captivating Nordic charm. Situated in the northern part of Europe, Norway is a land of majestic fjords, towering mountains, and crystal-clear lakes that will leave you breathless. With its unique blend of modern cities and untouched wilderness, Norway offers a truly unforgettable travel experience.

One of the highlights of visiting Norway is exploring its famous fjords. These deep valleys carved by glaciers offer dramatic landscapes that are unlike anything you've ever seen before. From the iconic Geirangerfjord with its cascading waterfalls to the breathtaking Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway, each one has its own distinct allure.

But Norway isn't just about nature; it also boasts vibrant cities such as Oslo and Bergen. In Oslo, you can immerse yourself in history at the Viking Ship Museum or marvel at contemporary art at the Astrup Fearnley Museum. In Bergen, explore the charming Bryggen wharf area or take a funicular up Mount Fløyen for panoramic views.

Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures like hiking or skiing in pristine landscapes or delving into Norwegian history and culture in its cities, Norway has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready for an extraordinary journey through this enchanting Scandinavian gem!

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Besseggen

Norwegian Must-Sees
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  1. 1
    Oslo

    The capital city of Norway, known for its rich history, modern architecture, and vibrant cultural scene.

  2. 2
    Stavanger

    A vibrant coastal city known for its beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and the iconic Preikestolen cliff.

  3. 3
    Bergen

    A picturesque coastal city surrounded by mountains and fjords, offering stunning views and outdoor activities.

  4. 4
    Geirangerfjord

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Geirangerfjord is one of the most stunning fjords in Norway with its deep blue waters and cascading waterfalls.

  5. 5
    Trondheim

    A historic city with a vibrant atmosphere, Trondheim is home to Nidaros Cathedral and picturesque streets lined with colorful wooden buildings.

  6. 6
    Lofoten Islands

    A group of picturesque islands known for their dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, and midnight sun during the summer months.

  7. 7
    Tromso

    Located in the Arctic Circle, Tromso is famous for its Northern Lights, wildlife, and winter activities.

Stilt Houses in Trondheim
Stilt Houses in Trondheim

Fun Fact

Norway is known for its stunning fjords and northern lights.

FAQ

What are some popular tourist destinations in Norway?

Some popular tourist destinations in Norway include Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø, and the fjords such as Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord.

What is the best way to get around in Norway?

The best way to get around in Norway is by using public transportation such as trains, buses, and ferries. Norway also has a well-developed road network for those who prefer driving.

What are some essential phrases in Norwegian?

Some essential phrases in Norwegian include 'Hello' - 'Hei', 'Thank you' - 'Takk', 'Please' - 'Vær så snill', and 'Goodbye' - 'Ha det'.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted universally
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge fees, but you can find fee-free ATMs
  • Do take off your shoes when entering someone's home.
  • Don't eat with your hands; use utensils.
  • Don't leave a large tip at restaurants.
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Cover: Geiranger Fjord

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