Before traveling to Norway, you need to make sure that you have taken the necessary documents and check the tour package: a voucher from the tour operator for accommodation, an insurance policy, a two-way air ticket and a foreign passport with a visa to Iceland.
According to thesciencetutor, Norway is located in the west of the Scandinavian Peninsula and on the adjacent small islands. The Svalbard archipelago, Jan Mayen, Bear islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bouvet Island in the Atlantic Ocean, also the territory of Norway. The Kingdom of Norway shares borders with Russia, Finland and Sweden. Norway and Denmark are separated in the south by the Skagerrak. The Barents Sea washes the country from the northeast, the Norwegian Sea in the west, the North Sea in the southwest. The area of the state is 386,958 thousand square meters. km.
Norway: landscape.The territory of Norway stretches in a narrow strip along the northwestern coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula, along the coastline of the island there are rocks. The entire territory of Norway is mountainous, the western and northern parts are indented by fjords deeply protruding into the peninsula. Norway and Sweden are separated by the Scandinavian Mountains, which are 1700 km long and up to 1320 km wide. The highest point is Mount Galkhepiggen 2469 m. The relief of the mountains is smoothed by the largest glaciers in mainland Europe.
Norway: to climate.The warm current – the Gulf Stream – creates a temperate maritime climate along the entire coast of Norway; in winter, the ports do not freeze. In the oil capital of Norway, Stavanger, snow rarely falls in winter and the temperature practically never drops below zero. During the autumn months, the largest amount of precipitation in the form of rain falls in Bergen. In the eastern part of Norway, the climate is dry with cool winters. The warmest days of summer are from June to August, the temperature can reach up to 25-30 degrees Celsius. Sea water warms up to 20 degrees Celsius. The weather in the fjord regions and Northern Norway is changeable in summer – damp and rainy. In winter most of Norway is covered with snow, temperatures in northern Norway can drop to minus 40 degrees. Coastal areas experience rain and storms in winter, but mostly mild winters.
Norway: population. The population is more than four and a half million people.
Norway: religion. Eighty-nine percent of the population is Lutheran.
Norway: capital. Oslo is located in the southeastern part of Norway on the Oslo Fjord. The capital and largest city of Norway is Oslo, which includes about 40 islands. Within the city limits there are more than three hundred lakes, and two rivers flow. The population is 623,966 people. Oslo has a large number of cultural sites. The main city attractions are located along the entire length of the central street. In the central part of the city there is the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually.
Norway: major cities. Bergen has a population of more than two hundred and sixty thousand people, Trondheim has a population of more than one hundred and seventy thousand people, Stavanger has a population of more than one hundred and thirty thousand people.
Norway: currency. Approximate rate for 1 dollar = 8.2 NOK, rate for 1 euro – 9.3 NOK. Credit cards of international systems Visa, Master Card, American Express, etc. are accepted. Banks charge a commission for currency exchange from 2% to 5% or a fixed amount. Exchange offices and banks are open from 8:30 to 15:00, in tourist areas some are open from 8:00 to 19:30 on weekdays and on weekends until 17:00.
Norway: mobile communication. GSM 900/1800 mobile communication standards. Telephone code (+47).
Norway: electric voltage. In Norway, the standard voltage is 220 volts.
Norway: Oslo city transport. Public transport bus routes, city trains, metro (105 stations), tram lines. Developed water transport to the islands belonging to the territory of the city. The city’s bicycle rental network operates.
Norway: state language. Norwegian.
Norway: visa. For citizens of Ukraine, a visa is required. Processing time – from 10 working days.
Norway: time. Minus 1 hour from Ukraine.
Norway: weekends and holidays.
New Year’s Day – January 1
Maundy Thursday – April 9
Good Friday – April 10
Easter – April 13
Labor Day – May 1
Constitution Day – May 17
Spirit Day – May 31
Trinity – June 1
Christmas Day – December 25-16
Midsummer Eve – July 23