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A little help from your phone
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.
A person uses the Visit Norway app on an iPad
Photo: Placeit / Making Waves

Make the most out of your adventure in Norway with a little help from your phone. Here is a selection of apps that can make your trip easier, cheaper, and more fun.

Norway Lights

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.

Visit Norway - Norway in your pocket

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 “Norwegian Scenic Routes” section to find the 18 Scenic 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.

Norway in virtual reality

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.

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Norway Lights
Visit Norway – Norway in your pocket
Visit Norway – Virtual Reality
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