Norway is a must-see destination for nature lovers. I was lucky enough to visit it in summer, when the fjords are green and the days are long. I went on a cruise in the fjords with Hurtigruten, a fantastic experience that I highly recommend. We cruised from Bergen all the way up to Cape North and …
Norway is a dream destination for nature lovers. With its pristine landscapes and stunning natural beauty, it’s one of the best places you can visit if you love being outdoors.
I’ve been to Norway three times, twice in summer and once in winter. They were drastically different experiences and you should consider what aspect of Norway you want to see when you plan your trip.
Whether you’re searching for the Northern Lights or want to see the epic green fjords, Norway has it all.
Here you will find all my top Norway travel tips!
Quick travel facts about Norway
Where is Norway? Norway is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Norway via SkyScanner. You can also travel to Norway overland from neighbouring countries, or via ferry and cruise from other European countries.
Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK) – see the latest exchange rate here.
Electrical plugs in Norway:Types C&F (the ones you find throughout most of Europe) – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.
Capital city: Oslo
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Norway ultimately depends on what you’re looking for. I did a fjords cruise in summer and it was wonderful, with mild temperatures and very long days (if you go all the way up to Cape North the sun never sets)!
However if you’re hoping to see the Northern Lights and a winter wonderland then you should visit in winter, when the temperatures drop considerably, there is heavy snowfall and you can get as little as 2 hours of daylight.
How to travel around Norway: It depends on the time of year that you’re visiting. In summer it’s very easy to rent a car and do your own road trip. In winter however, when the roads are covered in snow, it can be more challenging.
You can also get internal flights for long distances via SkyScanner, or travel along the coast via ferry. In winter this can be preferable as it doesn’t get obstructed by the snow.
Visa requirements: Norway is part of Schengen. Depending on your passport you can either travel to Norway without limitations or for up to 90 days without a visa.