Fast Facts: Norway
Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.
What is the weather like?
Unless you have a fascination with snow and ice, June through
September are the best months to visit Norway. Temps range from
the high 60's during the day to the 50's at night.
Norway is the land of the midnight sun, and if you visit during
mid May through anytime in July, you will partake of that wonderful
experience! Colder temperatures will follow you north, as will
the longer days. One advantage to traveling during winter is
the beautiful snowscapes and the Northern Lights! Otherwise,
the winters are bitterly cold.
Check out the current weather conditions in Norway.
What is required for entry?
See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Norway.
Are there any health precautions I should take?
In Norway, the currency is the kroner. Please review the current exchange rate for the kroner.
Are tips & service charges customary?
You can show gratitude for
good service by tipping. In restaurants or taxis, tip 10% of
the bill or fare. Some restaurants do include a service charge
in their bill. Tip 20 NKr for luggage carriers.
What are the best items to shop for?
Items to look for are handmade glass, textiles, porcelain dinnerware,
pewter, elk or moose leather products, pine furniture, ceramics,
toys, woolens, smoked salmon and ski equipment.
What are the voltage requirements?
230 volts. Plugs C & F. You
will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to
use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter
and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.
Can I take my cell phone?