Norway is a beautiful country in Scandinavia known for majestic mountains, deep coastal fjords and glaciers. Any Norway trip is often centered around visiting these natural wonders.
Besides the natural wonder, visitors can enjoy the cities like Bergen and Oslo. There you can learn about the Viking heritage of Norway and the Norwegian role in Scandinavian history. Bergen was a merchant city which was important for Baltic Sea trade for centuries.
For hiking, skiing, cruising the fjords or learning about the Vikings and their legacy – Norway delivers. It’s a destination for anyone who loves history, nature and self-discovery.
Good to Know Before Visiting Norway
Norwegian Krone (Crown) or NOK
Power Voltage and Socket
230 Volt, C and F Sockets
Protestant Christian, Lutheran
Knowledge of English
A majority of Norwegians speak English and are conversational. It’s easy to get by in Norway with English.
Norway is a safe country and has a low crime rate. You only need to observe similar precautions as you would elsewhere in Scandinavia or Western Europe.
LGBT Safety and Protections
Norway is ranked #3 in the world for LGBT safety. It’s an extremely tolerant and accepting culture and has a vibrant and visible gay scene in Oslo and even Bergen.
Main Tourist Attractions
The main tourist attractions in Norway are the green spaces and natural attractions. These include fjords, mountains and waterfalls. One popular way to experience these are through Norway in a Nutshell tours. Main cities like Oslo or Bergen are the normal hubs to experience Norway.
The Norway in a Nutshell tour is a trek across Norway from Bergen to Oslo. I did the Sogneford in a Nutshell portion and spent four days amazed by Norway!