When you visit Norway, you can travel on a highway built like a winding snake, tour a few Viking ships and visit an island in the Arctic Circle that is not below freezing because it has unusually nice temperatures.
There’s a lot to get excited about when organising your visit to Norway. To fully enjoy your adventure, make sure you give yourself peace of mind and organize your travel insurance policy as soon as possible, so you can kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that you have got all your bases covered.
Aside from finding the right cover for you, here are some other important travel tips to be aware of before you set off on your adventure:
Visa Information for Norway
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Norway?
U.S. Citizens will be allowed to enter Norway without a visa for up to 90 days if your passport is valid for at least 90 days past your departure from Norway.
You will also need the following:
• A passport valid for your intended length of stay (and at least 3 months past your length of stay)
• Two blank passport pages for entry visa
• Valid return ticket
Health and Medical Advice
Before jetting off on your travels, you should check for any health risks, required vaccinations and any epidemic breakouts occurring in Norway. It’s also a good idea to learn the emergency numbers and find out where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.
Do I Need to be Vaccinated When Travelling to Norway?
There are no obligatory vaccinations when traveling to Norway. However, make sure to update your routine vaccinations. The standard vaccines are:
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
Travel Health Updates in Norway
Currently, there are no reported epidemics in Norway.
Emergency Contact Information in Norway
No one ever wants to have to call the emergency services whilst they’re on vacation, but unfortunately accidents happen and it’s important to be prepared for when they do.
Ambulance Emergency number is: 113
Fire Emergency number is: 110
Police Emergency number is: 112
Norway Local Laws and Customs
Norwegian law requires that drivers always use headlights when driving.
Safety and Security
Petty Theft and Crime
Norway has a relatively low level of crime. Like any popular tourist areas, pickpocketing and petty theft are common. Be alert and keep your belongings with you at all times, especially in crowded areas like train stations and popular tourist spots.
U.S. Embassy Oslo
Mailing address: PO Box 4075 AMB, 0244 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: +(47) 2130-8540
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(47) 2130-8540
Fax: +(47) 2256-2751
Useful Tips for Norway
Official Language(s): Norwegian, Bokmal, Nynorsk, Saami (North)
The most popular languages spoken in Norway is Norwegian, Bokmal, Nynorsk, Saami (North). English is the most common foreign spoken language.
Currency: Norwegian Krone
Before your trip make sure to exchange enough Norwegian Krone for your spending requirements and to get the best exchange rates.
Plug Sockets: Type F
Norway uses two types of plug sockets: F. The standard voltage and frequency are 230V and 50 Hz. We would recommend that you buy a plug adapter if you don’t have one already.
You can determine if you need a converter or a transformer by looking at the appliance rating plate. A dual voltage rated appliance will display for example ‘INPUT: 110-240 V’ on the appliance body. In this case you wouldn’t need a converter or transformer.
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