Useful information : When to go, Getting around...
Bokmål and Nynorsk
When to go
Whatever the time of year, a trip to Norway is always a joy; it all depends on what type of activity and holiday you are after.
The long cold wintersAlternatively, the days are endless in summertime. The weather can be unpredictable, changing from hot to cold and dry to wet. The peak tourist season lasts from mid-June to mid-August. The activities on offer at this time include hiking in the mountains, sailing and boating, canoeing on the rivers and a multitude of festivals and traditional celebrations. In July, Stavanger hosts the largest Scandinavian food festival, Gladmat, inevitably a hit with fine food connoisseurs.
Finally, despite variable weather conditions, we recommend springtime, which is a riot of flowers and the brightly coloured forests in autumn, which are stunningly beautiful. Enquire beforehand, however, as not all the sites and attractions are open all year round.
Formalities and useful addresses
Embassy of Norway in London – 25 Belgrave Square - London SW1X 8QD - [TEL] +44-207-5915500 - www.norway.org.uk/
Embassy of Switzerland in Washington – 2720 34th St NW - Washington, DC 20008 - [TEL] +1-202-3336000 - https://norway.usembassy.gov/
Norway Tourism Board – www.visitnorway.com
British Embassy in Oslo – (Thomas Heftyes Gate 8 - 0244 Oslo - [TEL] (+47) 23 13 27 00 - www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-oslo
U.S. Embassy in Oslo – Henrik Ibsens gate 48 - 0244 Oslo - [TEL] (+47) 21 30 85 40 - https://norway.usembassy.gov/
Money and budget
Banks are open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm (5pm on Thursdays).
The major international credit cards are accepted just about everywhere. The many ATMs and Minibanks found in grocery stores all accept international credit cards.
Health and safety
Current is 220V so American travellers will need an AC adapter. The sockets are of the European type.
May 17 – National Day
December 25 and 26
Post offices are open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.