Business Travel in Norway
- Passport and Visa Service
Consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration website
Visa Fact Sheet at the website
- Diplomatic Representations
All Norwegian Embassies and Consulates can be found here.
Organizing Your Trip
Means of Transport Recommended in Town
- Norway has an excellent transportation system. Public transportation is generally safe and the condition of roads is mainly good. Taxis are expensive, but usually easily available. Taxis can be hailed from the street or picked up from a taxi rank. All taxis accept common credit cards. Oslo has a well-functioning underground service and trams.
- Maps of Urban Networks
Network maps for public transportation in Oslo
Transportation From Airport to City Centre:
|Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL)||38 km / 24 miles||NOK 540-900 / 30 min||NOK 120||NOK 160 / 19-22 min||Available|
Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country
Trains can be used to get from city to city. Local transport in the
cities is generally efficient and served mainly by public buses at
reasonable prices. Road transportation is the dominant form of
transport due to long distances and low population density.
Extensive system of ferries and express boats link Norway's coastal towns, fjords and islands. Ferries are mostly roll-on, roll-off car ferries. Small islands are served by water buses.
- Rail Companies
Norwegian State Railways
Airport Express Train (runs between Gardermoen and Oslo)
|Name||Type||Domestic Flights||International Flights|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||low cost||Yes||Yes|
You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Traveling By Yourself
rentals are expensive, but easily available. Roads can be narrow and
winding in the mountainous areas. Winter tires are mandatory on all
motor vehicles from November to April. Road conditions can vary
greatly, depending on weather and time of the year. Roadside assistance
can be limited in the rural areas. Headlights should be on at all times
Norway is not ideal for cycling due to the long distances and hilly terrain.
- Road Maps
- Find an Itinerary
Norwegian Public Road Administration
Via Michelin Norway
Different Forms of Tourism
- Folk Museum (Oslo),
- Historical Museum (Oslo),
- Sculptures of Vigeland (Oslo),
- National Museum (Oslo),
- Bergen Museum (Bergen),
- Viking Ship Museum (Oslo)
- Please consult the list of Unesco's World Cultural Heritage sites in Norway
Norway's long slender coast with its numerous fjords offers breathtaking scenery. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, located northeast of Bergen, are considered exceptionally beautiful and are on the Unesco's World Heritage list. More information about the fjords can be found here.
The most famous ferry route in Norway is the Hurtigrute coastal boat. It sails a long and beautiful route from Bergen to Kirkeness. Boat stops at thirty ports along the coast and the whole trip lasts eleven days, making the ride quite an experience.
Reaching the remote and wild Svalbard archipelago requires more effort and money.
- Trondheim cathedral (Scandinavia's largest medieval building.)
- Urnes stave church (Viking woodcarvings)
- The island of Hovedoya lies just off the coast of Oslo. It's great for swimming and sunbathing and reachable by a ferry boat. Municipality of Mandal is famous for its long, sandy beaches.
- Winter Sports
- Cross-country skiing is very popular in Norway. Also opportunities for downhill skiing and ice fishing.
- Outdoor Activities
- Hiking, cycling, rock-climbing, swimming.
Shops are usually open 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and until 15:00 on Saturday. Department stores stay open until 20:00 and until 18:00 on Saturday.
Paléet, Oslo City and Galleri Oslo are Oslo's shopping malls. A lot of shops and boutiques around the city centre. Woodcarvings, viking paraphernalia, knitwear and ceramics and wrought-iron pieces are popular souvenirs.
|Top Highlights of the Capital City|
|The National Gallery|
|Holmenkollen Ski Jump|
|Viking Ship Museum|
|Vigeland Sculpture Park|
|Norwegian Folk Museum|
|Top Highlights of the Country|
|Jotunheimen National Park|
|The Flåm railway|
|The midnight sun|
|Whale watching and wildlife safaris|
|Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord|
- Tourism Organizations
Norwegian Tourist Board
Health and Safety
- Health Precautions
- International Hospitals
- For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
The World Health Organization webpages devoted to Norway
Ministry of Health and Care Services
- For Further Information on Safety Conditions
US Travelling information about Norway
Official info website.
Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Oslo (GMT+1 in the winter, GMT+2 in the summer)
- Summer Time Period
- Summer time (Daylight Savings Time) is from March until October.
Map of the Time Zone
- Type of Climate
Warmer and damper
climate than might be expected because of the North Atlantic Current
and the Westerlies. Norway spans 13 degrees of latitude and its climate
shows great variations. Even local differences in weather can be large
due to the rugged topography.
Summers are generally hot and winters cold. Inlands and the northern parts are cooler than coastal areas, which experience more rain. The northernmost part has a maritime subarctic climate. The Svalbard archipelago has an arctic thundra climate. The hottest month is usually July with average temperature 17,3°C in Oslo. The coldest month is January, when the average falls to −4.7°C.
From Novermber to late January, the sun never rises above the horizon in the northern areas, and daylight hours are short in the rest of the country. Conversely, during the summertime there can be 20 hours of daylight per day, except in the north where the sun never descends beneath the horizon.
The best time to visit is from May to September. The winter is cold and dark, but offers possibilities for skiing and watching the aurora borealis.
- For Further Information
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
a fishing nation, Norway is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy
seafood. Emphasis on game (moose, reindeer, duck) is also typical for
Some Norwegian specialities: Laks: Smoked (or grilled) salmon in many varieties.
Gravlaks: Raw salmon cured in salt, sugar and dill.
Rakfisk: Raw fermented trout or char.
Fårikål: Lamb meat and cabbage served with potatoes.
Geitost: Brown goat cheese
- Beer, wine, sodas. The climate isn't hospitable for wine production, but there are some local beers and distilled spirits. Akvavit (schnapps) is a traditional vodka-like drink distilled from potato or grain.
- Dietary Restrictions
- There are no dietary restrictions, but alcohol production and consumption is restricted. Beer or wine does not usually accompany lunch.
- Domestic Currency
- Norwegian Krone
- ISO Code
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
- You can exchange currencies in airports and in town centers. Post offices and banks exchange major foreign currencies and accept travellers cheques. ATMs are widely available and give local currency.
- Possible Means of Payment
- All major credit cards are widely accepted.
- Official Language
- Nearly all Norwegians speak the official language, Norwegian. It has two written forms, Bokmål and Nynorsk. Bokmål is more common of the two. In some districts Sami (spoken by the Sami minority) is also an official language.
- Other Languages Spoken
Official language : Norwegian
Business languages: Norwegian & English.
- Business Language
- Most Norwegians speak at least some English. Business people speak excellent English.
- Getting Some Knowledge
- Basics of Norwegian language.
- Free Translation Tools
Dicts : Basic word / sentence translator
Free Translation : Basic word / sentence translator
- To Find an Accommodation
Visit Norway - Hotels
Visit Norway - Bed & Breakfast
Visit Norway - Youth Hostels
Visit Norway - Camping
- To Find an Apartment
Finn.no (in Norwegian)
- To Find a Job
The Public Employment Service
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