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Visit the skiing capital of the North; the Land of the Midnight Sun; and, possibly the most affluent county in Europe – the amazing Norway. Whether to explore the grandeur of the Arctic tundra, speed through the extraordinarily beautiful fjords or simply ‘conquer’ the majestic landscapes, Norway promises lots of thrilling escapades.
Experience the fun of downhill or cross-country skiing up north in Hemsedal, the fun of sightseeing in the scenic Lofoten Archipelago of traditional red fishermen reign and the wonderful timber churches. Discover why Timber is firmly part of the ancient Norwegian culture, as evidenced by the Heddal Stave Church and lots of other centuries’ old architectural wonders.
This remarkably appealing country blends the old and the new effortlessly; with age-old must-sees jostling for relevance amidst ultra-modern cities and the vibrancy of Oslo, the country’s heartbeat. It is a country of cosmopolitan cities with an unmistakable Scandinavian flair.
From the wild and dangerous bears of the Svalbard Archipelago, the large, powerful year-round waterfalls and the sweet charm of coastal towns, Norway is a melting-pot of vibrant cultural life. Visit for a feel of the authentic, centuries’ old Norwegian food tradition!
90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
Reconsider travel to Norway due to COVID-19.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Norway due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Norway. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Norway
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Norway:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.
It's very rare to tip in Norway. If you receive exceptional service you can round up to the nearest 10 or 100 NOK or give 10%.
Tips on receiving your tax refund:
Oslo, Stavanger Lufthavn, Bergen, and more. Guides for each coming soon.