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Mountain Guide

Find detailed information on the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen is the tallest mountain at 8,100 feet above sea level.

Travel facts and tips

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

Skiing in Norway

More fun, more snow, more choice. The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow conditions throughout.

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.

Experience mountains and wilderness

The Norwegian mountain wilderness is easily accessible. Go skiing, hiking or biking, or join a musk ox safari.

Taxis

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

Ten recommended climbing places in Norway

Dag E. Hagen, editor of the Norwegian climbing magazine Klatring, gives you his top ten favourite places to climb.

Climbing in Norway

From vertiginous rock faces and frozen waterfalls to climbing parks and indoor centers, Norway has much to offer climbers of all levels.

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.

Glaciers in Norway

Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in Norway.

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.

The Norwegian Mountain Code

The Norwegian Mountain Code exists for your safety. Familiarise yourself with it and follow its advice before setting out.

Currency and Prices

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

National Parks in Norway

The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.

Ice climbing in Norway

Climbing a frozen waterfall in Norway is an exceptional experience.

Environmental certifications in Norway

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

Mountain wilderness

Norway is mainly made of mountains and wilderness. You will find Northern Europe’s highest mountains, with craggy summits and rounded rock formations.

Brochures

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

Mountain bike trails in Norway

Eastern Norway´s varied landscape around Lillehammer and Hemsedal offers gentle hills and forest tracks to mountain rides. Plan your day trip here.

Hiking from cabin to cabin

The Norwegian Trekking Association offers marked trails all over Norway. Stay at a new cabin or hotel each night, and explore large mountain areas.

Right of access

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

Prepare yourself for the wilderness

Changing weather makes it important to take precautions and bring the right gear.

Hiking and walking in Norway

There is a network of well-maintained, marked paths all over the country. If you want to see Norway at its best, put on your walking boots.

Safety first

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