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The most important information when travelling in Norway

Some useful tips to help you prepare for a trip to Norway.

When to go

The period from May to September is the most conducive to a stay in Norway. Temperatures are pleasant and the weather is nice, and tourist destinations are all open, too. However, if you like the cold and the snow, winter can also be a season to discover the country.

Entry requirements

You will need a passport to enter Norway, and if your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you won't need a visa to enter. If you have another type of British nationality, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

For a stay in Norway, your passport is valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. Norwegian authorities will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.

Health advice

There are no particular precautions in terms of health to take in order to travel to Norway.

British citizens should carry an European health insurance card (EHIC) as this will allow access to state-provided healthcare at a reduced cost, or sometimes for free. You can apply for the EHIC at the NHS website,

Airline tickets

The average round trip price from London to Oslo is £90. But during peak season, the price can soar to over £150. So be sure so book in advance and compare prices from the different airlines.

Time difference

Norway's time zone is one hour ahead of the UK.


The official language is Norwegian.

Relevant contacts

British Embassy in Norway

Thomas Heftyes Gate 8

0244 Oslo

 Embassy of Norway in London

25 Belgrave Square

SW1X 8QD London, United Kingdom

 Police: 02800 (in Oslo)

Emergency Police: 112

Ambulances/Medical Emergencies: 113

Phone and internet connection

Norway's phone country code is +47.

In general, all hotels have Wi-Fi. There are also free internet connections in municipal libraries. Finally, you'll find many cafes that are also equipped with Wi-Fi.


Electrical outlets in Norway are different than those in the UK, so you'll need an adapter for outlet types C and F.

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