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.
Visit Norway – Norway in your pocket
The Visit Norway app gives you information about thousands of places to stay, restaurants, activities, and attractions on and near your destination.
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.
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.
Other Helpful Travel Apps
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:
- Pack smarter with Packing Pro for iPhone or Packing List for Android.
- Check out the weather in Norway with Yr or Storm.
- Keep an eye on your flights with SAS’s free travel app.
- Travelling with Norwegian? Get the Norwegian’s Travel Assistant.
- Vy (formerly NSB) has an app for iPhone and Android.
- Plan your trip around Norway with the Entur app, which gives you travel suggestions based on the entire Norwegian public transportation service.
- The Mivai app provides a full overview over taxi offers and prices near you.
- Going hiking? Use In Sight Norway as your informative local tour guide.
- The cartoonish couple Baahdi & Birdy, a sheep and a bird, who help to make everything from nature to museums entertaining and interesting for kids.
- Find my Friends is the perfect app for locating friends when travelling in a group.
- ECC-Net: Travel informs you of your consumer rights and how to claim them.
- Discover Norway's outdoor adventures with the Outdooractive app. With over 2000 alternatives from hiking in Jotunheimen to surfing in Lofoten, you're guaranteed to find the best tips for you.
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