Welcome to the Fjord Country, the most western, northern and eastern of the Scandinavian countries!
Nothing strange, but that's right. With its marvelous and exciting landscapes. The enchanting forests. The infinite horizons. The spectacular fjords and even sunny beaches.
The place to witness evocative phenomena such as the Aurora Borealis, or even the midnight sun.
A trip. An adventure. One thousand emotions. This is Norway.
HOW TO MOVE AND MOVE
Trains and roads are rather slow. These are the main reasons why, many people decide to move to the country by air.
Furthermore, the plane is not only the fastest way to connect cities, but sometimes, by booking in advance, it can also be the cheapest.
The various opportunities include the Norway Explore ticket, available on wideroe.no. This is a special ticket that allows you to fly unlimited for as many as 2 weeks. Different versions are available in 3, depending on the area. The version for flying throughout Norway costs 4680NOK (slightly less than 500 €). Discounted rate of 25% for boys.
The train is advisable for travel to / from Oslo. The connections are quite frequent and the trains are quite modern. The service is managed by the Norwegian NSB, Norwegian State Railways. For those traveling on a frequent basis, the Inter Rail fare could be quite advantageous.
Several transport companies, on the other hand, deal with road connections. Of these, Nettbus is, without a doubt, safe and reliable.
DOCUMENTS AND CUSTOMS
Norway is a member country of the Schengen agreements. There is no obligation to show documents at the border, but you are always required to bring an Identity Card or passport with you. It is recommended, above all, to bring the CI of their minor children, even if you travel by car or train. Consult our special section in this regard.
Dogs and cats enter freely, provided they have a health certificate and a recent certificate from the veterinarian of the ASL of residence, attesting to good health. Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies for at least 30 days.
Please note that the appropriate microchip must be applied to the animals.
For fly with animals you are invited to consult the section relating to the individual Airlines.
CURRENCY AND CHANGE
The official currency is the CORONA NORVEGESE (Norske Krone), referred to as NOK. In circulation find coins from 1, 5, 10 and 20 cents, from 1, 2 and 5 francs and banknotes from 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 NOK. In March 2019, a crown equals around 0.10 €; conversely, 1 € is equivalent to slightly less than 10NOK. Now, almost everywhere, you can pay by credit card directly and withdraw cash at ATMs. Keep in mind, however, that in some small towns, and less touristy places, you may find it difficult to make payments by credit card. A cash reserve is always recommended.
Who needs to enter Bank, keep in mind that, generally, it is open from Monday to Friday, from 09: 00 to 15: 00. In the capital, and in the main Norwegian cities, they can be opened up to 18.
Timetables may be subject to change. Almost everywhere, banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, while on Thursdays they close at 17: 00.
In Norway, the hands of the clock are placed one hour ahead, relative to the Greenwich meridian (UTC / GMT + 1). Daylight saving time begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, with the hands forward an additional hour to Greenwich (UTC / GMT + 2). In summer, therefore, the hands are one hour ahead of the meridian.
Throughout the country, the voltage is 230 volts, with 50Hz frequency. Generally, you will find type C or bipolar sockets and TYPE F sockets. We recommend that you always use a special adapter. We recommend taking a look at this link for the more provident ones.
Norway Post, or also Posten Norge, is the company that manages the country's postal and logistics services. It is commonly identified by logo and yellow characters on an orange background.
Ownership is the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Norway.
The company offers all common shipping and telecommunication services.
Typically, post offices open, from Monday to Friday, from 08: 00 to 16: 00; on Saturdays, from 10: 00 to 13: 00. Practically everywhere, they are closed on Sundays. The times, however, may vary depending on the location.
Store hours are quite flexible and vary depending on the area, and the type of activity. Generally, they are open from Monday to Friday, from 09: 00 to 16: 00 and Saturday from 09: 00 to 13: 00. On Sundays, they are often closed. In large cities, and in the capital, during weekdays shops are also open until 21: 00.
Different schedules, instead, for the big chains and the shopping streets of Oslo.
PHARMACIES AND HOSPITALS
The sign APOTEK, outside the building, indicates the presence of a pharmacy. Normally, in the city, they observe the same times as the shops, and are open from Monday to Friday, from 09: 00 to 15: 00, and Saturday until 13: 00. You can find pharmacies at the main railway stations and airports. Painkillers and antipyretics do not require a prescription and are also available in supermarkets.
Medical care is quite efficient. For visits to doctors affiliated to the National Health System, only one ticket is paid. Hospital care is free, as is transport by ambulance for emergency cases.
Always remember to bring your health card with you. It is advisable to also take out insurance that also covers any medical expenses. More info from here.
In Norway, the frequencies Gsm 800 / 1800 Mhz and W-CDMA 2100 are used, the same as in the main European countries. So you can easily use your Italian, French smartphone ...
To call phones in Norway, you must enter the international prefix 0047, followed by the telephone number.
With the reduction of roaming costs, you can easily call from the country using your national tariff. Alternatively, you can use the classic VoIP calls, or make video calls, using a free WI-FI line.