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Article list Seasons, Weather and Climate in Norway

Explore Norway

Experience northern lights or midnight sun above the Arctic Circle, or visit the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers.

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.

Download free screensaver

Enjoy the beauty of fjords, northern lights and spectacular nature landscape with these free screensavers from Norway.

About Norway

Norway has a population of about 5 million and covers an area of 385,155 square kilometres. The official Head of State is King Harald V.

Facts about Norway

Norway is known for nature attractions like fjords, mountains and midnight sun, and is easily accessible by plane from most European countries.

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.

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.

Historical milestones

The earliest signs of human settlement in Norway date back to 9000 BC. Norway was united to one kingdom 900 AD and got its own constitution in 1814.

Currency and Prices

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

Environmental certifications in Norway

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

Norway's national day

17 May is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated with children's parades and festivities.

Languages in Norway

There are two forms of the Norwegian language, and the Sami language is of a totally different origin.

Right of access

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

City life and countryside

It's a long way from Karasjok in Finnmark to Grønland in Oslo.

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.

Religion in Norway

Norse mythology held sway until Norway became Christian around the year 1000. Today there is religious freedom.
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