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Norway

Norway s located Scandinavia, Northern Europe and has a population of 4.6 million people. Norway has dramatic landscapes with glaciers and natural beauty. An interesting aspect of Norwegian life is that in the North Cape the sun never rises in winter and never sets in summer. Norway also has a number of modern cities each with its own unique appeal. The official language of Norway is Norwegian, and Sami is spoken by the Sami population. English is also widely spoken.

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Best time to travel

Norway generally has a moderate climate in coastal areas, while the interior is more extreme with warm summers and very cold winters (November through to March).

Money and costs

The national currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOK, symbol Kr). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.

Visas

Visas are not required by all nationals from the USA, Canada, UK and most of the EU and Australia for stays of up to 90 days.

Getting there

The main airports for Norway are Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.

Dialling codes

To call Norway, the country dialling code is +47.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Norway at:

Lonely Planet - www.lonelyplanet.com/​norway

Norway Embassy in the USA - www.norway.org

Norway Embassy in the UK - norway.embassyhomepage.com

NHS health information on the United Kingdom - www.nhs.uk/​NHSEngland/​healthcarenorway/​Pages/​healthcarenorway.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011