A Dream Vacation in Norway

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Now that you’re here, we bet that you have just booked a flight to Norway. Regardless, if you are on a business trip or vacation there are many things you should know about Norway before taking that plane.

Norway is a great country. Aside from your usual travel routine, here are a couple of important things you should know before visiting this country.

NORWAY IS A SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRY

A lot of people think Norway the center of the earth because of its bright, snowy weather. Norway is actually located in Scandinavia. Its neighboring countries are Sweden and Denmark which are also Nordic countries in Europe.

THERE ARE NO POLAR BEARS ON THE STREETS

There is a common misconception that Polar Bears walk in the streets of Norway. This myth is not true. Norway is not covered entirely with snow but rather, it is a civilized country with huge streets and shopping centres. The Polar Bears are in North Pole where they often exceed the number of inhabitants.

THE NORWEGIAN CURRENCY IS CALLED NORWEGIAN KRONE (NOK)

  If you are travelling to Norway and you are hearing people say NOK that is actually their currency. In the recent years NOK been weakened so coming to this country in the next few years will be a lot cheaper than now. However, in contrast with Italy this country uses less cash and most of the transactions happen online. So you better bring in some cards to pay taxis, hot dogs, and souvenirs.

NORWEGIAN CAN SPEAK ENGLISH

Yes that is true! So don’t worry too much if you have very little vocabulary of the common Norwegian terms. People in Norway can speak English fluently so you can communicate with them using this language.

NORWAY HAS FOUR SEASONS

There are only four seasons in Norway which is winter, spring, summer and fall. Make sure that you take note of these seasons and do your research before coming here since some of the attractions in Norway are only open during a specific season.

BRING EXTRA LAYERS OF CLOTHES

It’s really cold in Norway so if you do not want to freeze in the snow, especially during winter, make sure you bring extra layers of clothes. Even during summer, bringing some fleece or parka jackets will keep you ready in case the weather suddenly changes its terms.

NATIONAL PARKS ARE FREE

If you want to experience wild camping, you can do it anywhere in Norway. Fortunately, the national parks are also free, which means you don’t have to pay an entrance fee. This means you are free to go wherever you want so long as you treat nature with respect.