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Passport and ID

All guest must bring a valid passport when travelling to Norway.


Cold with occasional snowfall in the winter and mild during the summer. Due to the golf stream the coastal areas have a milder climate all year round. The weather can change quickly so prepare for all occasions.


Ca 5,2 million


Norwegian Crown. There are several banks and ATMs and most shops and restaurants accept all major credit cards.

Transport and infrastructure

Good infrastructure and highways to and from the larger cities. Keep in mind that Norway is a country with some mountain terrain with narrow and steep roads. Car ferries are commonly used in the coastal areas. All cars must have studded tires when visiting Norway during the winter season. Remember that it is compulsory to have your driving lights on even during daytime.

Public transport is good with frequent train departures between Oslo and major cities. Travelling by train is an excellent way to explore Norway and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the same time. Most regions have regional bus services.

How to get there

Color Line offers several ferry crossings from Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
See our timetables

Opening hours

Most shops open at 10:00 and close at 17:00 on weekdays (09:00 - 15:00 on Saturday). Shops are closed on Sundays.

Shopping centres and supermarkets are usually open a little longer (closes around 20:00 or 21:00)

Public holiday and work-free days

01.01. New Years Day
Mondy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday
01.05. Labour Day
Acension day
Pentecost (Whitsun): Pentecost Sunday (Whit Sunday) and Whit Monday
17.05. Constitution Day
24.12. Christmas Eve
25.12. Christmas Day
26.12. Boxing Day
31.12. New Year's Eve


Norwegian, some speak German and most Norwegians can speak and understand English.