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.
The Visit Norway app gives you information about thousands of places to stay, restaurants, activities, and attractions on and near your destination.
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.
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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