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Apps

Let the phone guide you
Make the most out of your adventure in Norway with some help from your phone or computer. Here’s a selection of apps that can make your trip easier, cheaper, and more fun.
A person uses the Visit Norway app on a mobile phone
The Visit Norway app.
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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.

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.

NorwayLights

NorwayLights 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.

Free downloads

Visit Norway – Norway in your pocket
NorwayLights
Visit Norway – Virtual Reality
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iPhone: Yr for iOS 
iPhone: Storm for iOS 

Android: Yr for Android
Android: Storm for Android

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