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Norwegian Viking experiences

See longboats in a museum in Oslo, shop at a traditional market, take part in a Viking feast in Lofoten or listen to a classic Viking saga.

Travel facts and tips

Customs and regulations, the best times to travel, passport and visa requirements, currency and prices and more practical travel information.

When you arrive

Currency and prices, right of access and more.

Before you go

Passport and visa requirements, customs and regulations, travelling with pets and other practical information.

Safety first

Norwegian nature is beautiful, wild and dramatic, but can surprise you in many ways, so take precautions and stay safe.

Taxis

There are taxis available in all cities and most towns, and drivers usually speak English.

Top 5 Viking Experiences in Norway

Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.

Food and drink you should try while in Norway

Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.

Seasons, Weather and Climate in Norway

Due to the Gulf Stream and warm air currents, Norway has a friendlier climate than the latitude indicates. Check our weather report before you travel.

Viking Culture, People and History

The Vikings have earned their place in history as a seafaring warrior culture with a fine eye for design and a good ear for storytelling.

Travel Providers

Book your Norway trip through one of the following US & Canadian travel providers offering a wide range of tours to Norway.

Gay and Lesbian Travel in Norway

Norway's most open and including gay and lesbian community can be found in the capital, Oslo, where gay-friendly events and venues are many.

Currency and Prices

What is the Norwegian currency? How much do things really cost in Norway, and how can you pay for them?

Popular Christmas food in Norway

Norway's vast array of traditional dishes and local specialities really comes into its own at Christmas time. Here are a few of the highlights.

Key Ingredients in the Norwegian Cuisine

Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.

Environmental certifications in Norway

We have made it easier for you to travel green. Find the most environmentally friendly hotels and activities in Norway.

Typical Norwegian museums

Visit a museum you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Learn more about Norway, its culture and its people.

First-class seafood in Norway

Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.

Stockfish

Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.

Right of access

In Norway everyone has the unrestricted right of free access in the countryside - including the national parks.

Safety tips

Norway is a safe travel destination, but you should always follow these safety tips when you explore the country.

Brochures

Download and/or order brochures from Norway and various Norwegian destinations.
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