NORWAY

Norway is known for its breathtaking and partly untouched nature, massive mountain ranges, unlimited nature activities, fjords and fells, polar days and nights and northern lights. It is also considered to be one of the happiest countries in the world - let us convince you! The fascinating beauty of this country is waiting for you, experience one of the greatest adventures of your life with us.

Country-specific regulations on COVID-19
7 Days
Cultural Tour
NORWAY- A NORDIC WINTER PARADISE
VISA
CURRENCY
CUISINE
LANGUAGE
FEATURES
HEALTH
German citizens do not need a visa in Norway for a stay of up to 3 months. Since Norway is not a member of the EU, it is advisable to take your passport with you in addition to your identity card, because many Norwegian authorities, such as banks, do not recognize your identity card. The selected travel document must be valid for at least as long as the length of stay in Norway.
The official currency of Norway is the Norwegian krone. The exchange rate is approximately 1: 1o, whereby 1 euro corresponds to approx. 10 NOK (as of December 8th, 2021).
The money can be exchanged at banks or in exchange offices, although in many places cash is not accepted. Card payment is widespread in Norway and is often preferred to cash. For security reasons, we strongly advise against exchanging money with private individuals.
Even today, Norwegian cuisine is based on old, traditional dishes that are mostly easy to prepare and tend to be meat and fish-based. Moose and reindeer are considered delicacies here, but cheese is also a popular food, even the cheese slicer was invented in Norway.
What you should definitely try on your trip:
Brunost - brown caramelized cheese, slightly sweet
Lefse - flatbread made from flour, potatoes, milk and butter, made with traditional tools, pancake-like
Kjøttkaker or Fiskekaker - meatballs or fish balls
Rømmegrøt - a porridge made from sour cream, whole milk, wheat flour, butter and salt
Vafler - waffles with Syltetøy, homemade jam
Norwegian is a North Germanic language, descended from the Indo-European language family. Norwegian shares a lot in common with German and English.
The specialty is that two official languages have emerged over time. About 85-90% of Norwegians speak Bokmål ("book language") and 10-15% speak Nynorsk ("New Norwegian"). Bokmål is more common in the east of the country and Nynorsk in the west.
Norwegians are generally fluent in English and can often even speak a few sentences in German.
Religion
In Norway, the Evangelical Lutheran religion (den norske kirke) was made the public religion of the state in 1814. Since 1851 it has been possible to practice one's religion freely in Norway by law. Although the number of believers is dropping down, 67% of the population are still members of the Norwegian Church (Evangelical Lutheran) and 3.7% of other Christian associations. 3.2% are followers of Islam, 3% are Catholics and 17% of the population do not belong to any religion.
No compulsory vaccinations are required to enter Norway. Make sure that you and your children have the standard vaccinations according to your vaccination calendar.
Vaccinations against tick-borne meningoencephalitis (TBE) are recommended as travel vaccinations for long-term stays or special exposure.