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NORWAY DESTINATION GUIDE

"Scandinavia is just as much and sometimes more about the journey than the destination. It is like watching national geographic out the window as we're driving around the Norwegian Fjords. Driving in to Geiranger in Norway is one of the most stunning drives you can do in the world. I've visited 80 countries and haven't seen any better yet"

Lasse, Travel Director
Norway at a glance
With quirky cities, Viking histor and remarkable wild landscapes filled with fjords, glaciers, lakes, coastal islands and the spellbinding Northern lights, Norway is a jewel of Scandinavia. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and embrace the wonders of Nordic life.
Currency
Norwegian krone
Winter avg temp
-3°C
Summer avg temp
17°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Oslo
Language
Norwegian
Good morning
God morgen
Good evening
God kveld

What to pack for Norway

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Mountain boots

Even if your Norway holiday is more focused on museums and restaurants than trekking and outdoor activities, wearing mountain boots will make you feel at home with the Norwegian spirit. Even if all you do in them is eat fårikål and drink mulled wine.

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Sleeping mask

During the Norwegian summer, there are times when the sun never goes down. Pack a sleeping mask if you need a complete blackout in order to sleep.

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Sunscreen

Even during the winter, ice fields and glacier territory can reflect the sun and burn your skin. Pack sunscreen to save a crimson glow appearing in your holiday photos.

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Picnic blanket and a good book

Enjoy the scenery of Norway by finding a moment of stillness in a park with a blanket, a good book and a thermos of coffee. The picnic blanket may take up space in your bag, but it will double as extra warmth when the weather gets cool.

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Plasters

With lots of walking to be done in the forests, mountains and cities, plasters for blisters may prove useful during your trip; particularly if you’re wearing new shoes that haven’t been broken in.

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