Norway’s crowning glory is its fjord heartland of Western Norway, a maze of sparkling waterways cutting through stark cliff faces. Many of Norway’s natural wonders have been recognised internationally for their astounding beauty.

The idyllic islands of southern Norway are a photographer’s dream with its abundant wildflowers and charming fishing villages. Lofoten Archipelago is particularly breathtaking and has been labelled the most beautiful archipelago in the world.

Beyond the Arctic Circle lies a land of forested tundra and snow-clad valleys. It is also the best part of Norway to see the famed Northern Lights, from September to March, dancing across the sky. Our trips allow you to see the Aurora in all its glory. Enjoy a traditional dog sled ride through the Arctic wilderness, sleep in hotel made of snow and ice, and many more exciting activities.

In the High Arctic region of Svalbard, the landscape is home to some of the most sought after and admired arctic wildlife - polar bears, arctic wolves, and elk to name a few! A place of adventure and expeditions, test yourself on the largest island of Spitsbergen like a true Arctic pioneer.

Discover the Midnight Sun that burns brightly throughout summer in Northern Norway.

Experience the culture of the Sámi people (also Saami) are an indigenous people of northern Europe inhabiting Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

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Norway: +47

Emergency Services: 112. The emergency services may not always have English speaking staff. 


Midsummer celebrations are popular across Scandinavia, when people gather to celebrate the longest day of the year, either with a bonfire or a maypole decorated with flowers.


Electrical Plug type: European
Voltage: 220-240 volts

Getting around

Getting around Scandinavia and the Baltic States are easy, with car travel the most common mode of transport for visitors. The road systems are extensive and easy to navigate with most major highways paved. Several airlines provide domestic and international flights to neighbouring countries. Scandinavia has an extensive railway network, and ferries connect the islands, fjords and archipelagos. Travellers should always be sure to drive carefully and monitor weather forecasts, particularly in winter. 


Local languages include Norwegian and Sami. Most people also speak English. 


Please consult a medical practitioner or contact The Travel Doctor for your specific risk and requirements when travelling to this country. 


Tips are not expected across Scandinavia and the Baltics since service charges are included in the bill. However, locals generally leave around 5-10% of the bill if they were satisfied with the service quality.


Shops generally open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, with reduced hours on Saturdays and Sundays in major shopping centres. Some supermarkets may open seven days a week until 11pm. Local specialities include woollen knitwear, handmade ceramics, glassware and silver jewellery. 


The Travel Corporation has partnered with the company Sherpa to provide travellers with the latest government and health restrictions. Simply enter the country you want to travel to for information on safety regulations, border closures, quarantine requirements, your travel visa and more using the Sherpa travel tool.


Official travel advice is available by visiting the SmartTraveller Website

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