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Norway is famous for its stunning fjords and other striking geography. It is known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Some of Norway’s best attractions are its natural beauties. But, its neat and colorful cities are full of cultural attractions as well. Whether you love hiking or wandering through museums, Norway is an attractive spot for a trip.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Norway. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Norway: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
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U.S. citizens can stay in Norway for up to 90 days without a visa. All you need is a passport with six months of validity. You may need proof of onward travel as well.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
With the Gulf Stream’s warming influence, Norway experiences a fairly mild climate.
The northern region of Norway can have temperatures as high as the mid-80’s during the summer. Winter temperatures can drop to Arctic levels, in the -40’s. In northern Norway, the sun never sets for part of the summer and will never rise for parts of the winter.
Temperatures in the southern and eastern regions are in the 70’s in summer. High water temperatures make swimming a popular summer pastime. Sea temperatures can reach up to 65°F in these areas. Like northern Norway winter temperatures can drop down below zero.
Western Norway is best known for its fjords and its striking colors in autumn. In the summers are in the 60’s. But the weather also tends to stay milder in the winter due to the effects of the Gulf Stream.
Central Norway has temperatures above 80°F in the summers. But, in the winters tends to have a lot of snowfall because its inland areas are less affected by the Gulf Stream. The weather and temperature in central Norway can be unpredictable, even in summer.
Norway has low crime levels, making it a safe place to vacation. The most common type of crime is petty theft. Pickpocketing is common tourist areas such as the Oslo Central train station. More crime may occur in Oslo than other parts of the country. But, it is best to be alert and aware of your surroundings no matter where you are.
One of the most popular Scandinavian cities, Bergen is the second-biggest city in Norway. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage City. It offers colorful buildings, great food and a starting point for trips.
Bergen is also popular for its mountain. Near the city center is Floyen, a mountain that overlooks the entire city. The views from the top are some of the most beautiful in the area. Visitors can choose to hike Floyen, or can take a cable car to the top of the mountain.
Before you travel to Norway, remember to pack the essentials.
The U.S. Embassy can be found in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
U.S. Embassy Oslo
Travelers should consider registering with the Smart Traveler Enrolment Program before their trip. This allows you to receive updates about travel alerts, and will also notify the local embassy of your visit.
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