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Surface: 385 155 km²
Capital: Oslo
Population: 5,033,675 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Availability: No special safety risks.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
May, June, July and August are the best months to travel to Central and South Norway.
June, July and August are the best months to travel to northern Norway.
In these months you have the most pleasant temperatures.
For a winter holiday to Northern Norway, February and March are the best months.

Norwegian is the official language in Norway. In addition, spoken Sami and Kveens.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not required if you are shorter than three months in Norway.


Immunization (vaccination)
Before visiting Norway, you do not need vaccinations.

Money and Money
Norway is paid with the Norwegian krone (NOK).

Traffic and route
In Norway you have to drive on the right side of the road.
In Norway, for toll roads. An overview of all toll roads in Norway available at ANWB .

In Norway the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water
The tap water is safe to drink.

Photo: Bauer, Erwin and Peggy,

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Norway can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Norway are Abyznewslinks .

Websites end in .no from Norway.
Official websites of Norway: and .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Norway.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Norway.

Public and school holidays
Norway’s national day falls on May 17 (Grunnlovsdagen).
All other holidays in Norway are .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Norway found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in Norway can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.