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Norway is regarded as one of the premier ski destinations in the world. It is also known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Whether you are looking to enjoy the vibrant culture in the country’s capital, Oslo, or want to explore the natural beauty and mountainous terrain, it is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation destination that you won’t soon forget.

Blue Cross travel insurance allows you to put your mind at ease, relax and enjoy your stay in Norway knowing that you are covered with reliable insurance coverage.

Travel advice for Norway

Norway is part of the Schengen area, so all travellers must abide by the immigration rules of the Schengen agreement. Canadians must have a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond their departure date. Tourist and student visas are not required for trips of up to 90 days. Business visas are required, and work authorization must be secured before entering the country.

The crime rate in the country is low, but petty crime can occur during tourist season. Assaults are becoming more frequent, particularly in Oslo, so take proper safety measures at all times. If you plan to drive, an international driving permit is recommended, but not required. Also, take precautions when driving during the winter, especially in mountainous regions.

The currency is the Norwegian krone (NOK), and credit cards and traveller’s cheques are widely accepted. ABM and credit card fraud are a possibility, so use your cards with care.

Due to the country’s mountainous landscape, rockslides and avalanches are a risk. The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. Pay attention to local weather forecasts before heading into those regions.

Top places to visit in Norway

Norway’s rich history, deeply rooted in Viking lore, and its scenic fjords, great hiking trails and medieval towns, and the ability to see the northern lights will keep all travellers busy and entertained during their stay in the country.

Consider stopping in the town of Røros, established in 1646; Vøringfossen, the country’s most famous waterfall; Nordkapp, a summer destination that offers stunning views and seeing the midnight sun from the middle of May to the end of June; Jostedalsbreen Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe; and the famous Viking Ship Museum. Here you will get the chance to see ninth-century ships, as well as tools, textiles and other items that have been found in Viking tombs over the years.

No trip to Norway is complete without a stop in Geirangerfjord. Located close to the coastal town of Ålesund, it has beautiful mountains and cliffs and unbelievable scenery. It’s a must-see!

Travel insurance for trips to Norway

Not sure what type of travel insurance is best for your trip to Norway? When travelling to Scandinavian countries, it can be difficult to determine your travel insurance needs. Regardless of your travel needs or where you are travelling, Blue Cross has travel insurance solutions that will accommodate your travel plans and your budget. Contact us today to learn more about your vacation travel insurance options and get a free quote. With Blue Cross, you will be able to travel worry-free.

General Norway Canada
Continent: Europe
Population (2012): 5,018,573 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 323,802 9,984,670
Capital: Oslo
Currency: Norwegian krone
Official language(s): Norwegian, Bokmål, Nynorsk
Drive: Right
Diesel (2012): 2.35 1.23 (2012)
Gasoline (2013): 2.66 1.23 (2013)

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