In the far north of the European continent, southeast of Greenland, Norway is an inhabited northern land, but at a very low density. If you're in Europe, you can get there with a ferry crossing for ocean lovers. A parliamentary monarchy, it is above all a kingdom of rugged nature, coming from a country with an abundance of national parks. Mountains, forests, lakes, waterfalls, sandy beaches, glaciers or desert lands swept by the icy wind, make up the grandiose landscapes of this country. Renowned worldwide for these treks, the fjords and their heights are breathtaking and must absolutely be visited; those in the west of the country are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the South, you can walk on large beaches, wander through cute little fishing villages. On a road trip, the charm of the country is all the more impressive. In the North, you will be able to observe killer whales and whales. The North will offer you the spectacle of the Northern Lights in the winter; or the midnight sun in the summer thanks to the Arctic Circle? A small paradise for lovers of nature and wooden houses. There you will get to know the Sami (or Lappish) people. If the centre of the country is sparsely populated, it is because the Norwegians are mainly concentrated near the harbours, in soft and quiet cities: Oslo the capital, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger... where you will be able to visit majestic wooden churches. The Norwegian people, humble, courteous and generous, with Viking influences, have a lot to tell us about their eventful history, which gives rise to a change of scenery thanks to their Viking origins, their relationship with nature, their cuisine where salmon reigns, and their way of life

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When to go to Norway?

The best time to visit Norway is undoubtedly from May to September, when the weather is mild and all tourist sites are open. However, if you're an avid skier, winter is the perfect season and if you're lucky, you'll be able to contemplate the northern lights of the aurora borealis. There is an unrivalled passion for Christmas in Norway, even among adults: in companies and businesses, the famous Julebord (Christmas party) is a huge hit with employees. But there are also many traditions such as gløg, a kind of low alcohol punch with currants that is sold on street corners. Christmas beer, Advent calendars, staying in the mountains (many Norwegians own a second home in the form of a mountain chalet), also remain deeply rooted customs among the population.

How to go to Norway? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

There are many trips and tours organised to visit Norway. You can opt for long stays (two or three weeks), short stays (three days in Oslo for example), immersion stays with the Sámi population, tours in the footsteps of the Vikings, and of course cruises through the fjords... In short, there will be plenty of options and you will have plenty of time to choose a stay that suits your wishes!

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As Norway is surely one of the safest destinations in the world, travelling alone or with your family is very simple. Fluency in English is sufficient to cope with daily life and sightseeing, and it is relatively easy to move around. We adapt quickly to local customs and the kindness of the inhabitants makes the stay easier.

There are about 50 airports in Norway. However, flights are still quite expensive. Ferries and ferries are a must and very frequent in the fjords. The railway network, which is also fairly well developed, does not serve the far north and is not very present in the fjords. The bus will take over. The car, as long as it is well equipped (nails, chains, snow tyres), is a real pleasure. Finally, don't forget the bicycle, which is very popular in Scandinavia!

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  • Taxi
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  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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When to travel?

The best time to visit Norway is undoubtedly from May to September, when the weather is mild and all tourist sites ar...
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Weather forecast

Despite its latitude, Norway's climate is temperate. Contrary to what one might think, it is not a polar climate, its...
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Budget

The currency of Norway is the Norwegian krone. The cost of living is very high (especially food and services) in Norw...
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Formalities

EU citizens can stay in Norway for three months without a visa, with only a valid identity card or passport. Beyond t...
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Health

No vaccinations are required to travel to Norway and a traditional travel pharmacy will do. Norway has a shortage of...
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How to travel by yourself?

As Norway is surely one of the safest destinations in the world, travelling alone or with your family is very simple....
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How to get organized?

There are many trips and tours organised to visit Norway. You can opt for long stays (two or three weeks), short stay...
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Getting around

There are about 50 airports in Norway. However, flights are still quite expensive. Ferries and ferries are a must and...
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