Helpful Norway Travel Tips

With its majestic fjords, remote mountains, and picturesque glaciers, Norway is certainly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Norway is one of only six country whose teritory reaches the Arctic circles, and it's no surprise that there are some amazingly beautiful natural phenomena that you can see only here and nowhere else. Even though this is a reason enough to visit, Norway has a lot more to offer and we'll try to prove this through our helpful Norway travel tips.

Basic Information About Norway

1. Population

Norway is home to 5 million people. Around 86.2% of the total population consists of ethnic Norwegian. The main minority ethnic groups are Sami, Travelers, Jewish, Forest Finn and others.

2. Official Language

The official language is Norwegian. 

3. Currency

Norway's official currency is the Norwegian krone (currency code Norwegian krone (NOK). One Euro/US dollars is equal to roughly 11-10 NOK. 

4. Geography

With a territory of 385,207 square kilometres, Norway is the 6th largest country in Europe. Norway comprises the western and northernmost part of Scandinavia in Northern Europe. It shares its borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia.

5. Climate

The southern and western parts of Norway, has a marine climate while the northern and the large part of Central Norway has a Subarctic climate.

6. Economy & Budget

Norway is a highly developed country with a mixed economy. The average monthly income is NOK 33,400 per month (3000 Euros), making Norway an expensive country for traveling. Backpackers can survive with around $70 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $100 and $120 per day on average.

7. Capital

Oslo is the capital city of Norway with total population of 673,469.


Books to read before visiting Norway

Norway: The Northern Playground
by William Cecil Slingsby

We Die Alone
by David Armine Howarth

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Hunger, a Novel
by Knut Hamsun

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