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Norway at a Glance

Let Norway's massive icy fjords, deep-blue waters and quaint coastal towns take your breath away. With a dramatic landscape like no other place on earth, Norway is the perfect place for outdoor adventurers and anyone who appreciates blissful natural settings. Challenging skiing slopes, rocky beach coasts and a sprawling Arctic tundra are all some of the places you can play while in Norway.

Here, you can ride a raft down a surging river or hike atop the lichen and snow-covered glaciers in the summer. In the winter, you can watch reindeer, take a fast-paced dogsledding ride and gaze at some of the most glorious northern lights you'll ever see. Let your imagination guide you to try new things in the Land of the Midnight Sun. After your day of adventuring you can soothe any sore muscles in a Scandinavian sauna.

Out of the wild, visit peaceful villages with brightly colored houses and fresh seafood on the tables. Go above the Arctic Circle to the northernmost city in the country or head south for an urban experience in Oslo. Museums, shopping, food and design all make Oslo and the surrounding areas exciting and unique destinations. 

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Popular Places
  • Bergen Bergen
  • Oslo Oslo
  • Trondheim Trondheim
  • Tromso Tromso
Getting There
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  • Major Airport Oslo Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Norway if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather: Norway has cold, snowy winters that increase in fierceness as you travel north. Southern Norway has warmer winter temperatures but experiences unpleasant gales off the sea. 

Safety Concerns: Norway is a safe place to travel. Use common sense to protect your belongings. Watch out for the occasional pickpockets and consider keeping valuables in a hotel safe.

Health Concerns Norway has clean drinking water and good public health.

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