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The nearest restaurants, the best attractions, the way to the northern lights … It is certainly true that there is an app for everything these days.
Norway Lights is a website with a northern lights forecast as well as an app with an overview of places known as main “northern light cities” in Norway. It has a user-friendly interface that is designed to help you decide when and where to go aurora chasing, as well as how to get there.
The app provides a three-day northern lights forecast with an hourly forecast for the current day. It gives recommendations to go, try or wait for the northern lights in a specific city, based on weather forecast and solar wind activity.
Useful information such as facts about the northern lights a map indicating your position in relation to other Norwegian cities, photo tips and other tips & tricks are also included in the app in addition to handy short-cuts to flight and tour options.
The official travel app for Norway gives you information about travel businesses nearby when you are in Norway. You can also use it as a planning tool before you travel to Norway.
The app has literally thousands of places to stay (hotels, hostels, B&Bs etc.), restaurants, activities, attractions and events.
Drivers should pay attention to the “National Tourist Routes” section to find the 18 National Tourist Routes: bold and innovative architecture in majestic nature all over Norway.
For food lovers the app presents ”Norwegian Foodprints” - a mark of quality for restaurants. The app also has a list of eco certified providers for all those wanting to make sustainable choices. Download PDF version of Norway in your pocket.
With the Visit Norway VR app you will get a bird’s eye view of Norway in virtual reality through immersive 360 panoramas. Fly hundreds of meters above the deep blue fjords, waterfalls, mountains and glaciers – all from the safety of your own couch.
You can explore the panoramas from your smartphone. To experience it in real VR, you need a VR headset, such as Google Cardboard.
Whatever you plan to do, you bet there is an app for it. The Norwegian online magazine amobil.no put together a list of useful apps for tourists in Norway. Here is a selection of their recommendations:
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