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Travel tips for Norway - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

1. When going on a trip, please be sure to grab sneakers and sports clothes. To begin with, this is how majority of the population of the country take walks, so you will not stand out or be seen to be cutting a strange figure. Secondly, the northern nature is best explored on foot, and not through the bus window. Elegant evening dresses will be useful in the Norwegian opera.
2. Public transportation is developed in the country; mainly buses and trams. If you plan to move a lot, it is best to purchase a daily ticket. That way, it will be cheaper and more convenient: you will not have to stand in the cash desk every time.
3. Urban taxis are an inexpensive pleasure available only within cities. You can catch a taxi at special stops or the good old “hitchhiking”.
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4. In most places, you have to pay for Wi-Fi connection of up to 45 kroner. Therefore, it is recommended to buy a local SIM card immediately upon arrival. To purchase it, you will need a passport. You will also be asked to state your address in Norway.
5. Unpretentious tourists will be accommodated in numerous campsites, farms and “huts” in picturesque places. In addition, Norway is abundantly equipped with student hostels for cheerful companies.
6. Fans of comfortable living need to prepare for the fact that prices in Norwegian hotels are higher than in average European countries. For this price you can get a unique location in the middle of the plain or the fjord. In addition, the hotel business offers special prices for families, large companies and residents on weekends.
7. A favorable way of making payments in Norway is a credit card. Bank commissions do not exceed 10% of the purchase amount. Cash is often needed to pay for trips and purchases in local shops. Copyright
8. The amount of tips in cafes and restaurants is included in the bill. It is not acceptable to give tips to the staff of hotels. In general, the amount of tips does not exceed 7% of the bill.
9. Liquor is very expensive in the country, and smoking in public places is prohibited.
10. The harsh nature of Norway requires the application of careful safety precautions, especially on the road. The abundance of wild animals, glaciers and narrow mountain roads is a sufficient reason to follow organized groups and adhere to speed and traffic signs.
11. Shopping in the country is an expensive entertainment as there are no outlet stores or cheap clothing stock shops. If however the budget allows, then it is possible to purchase excellent reindeer skin and fur products.
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12. Big stores in the country close at 5 pm daily and an hour earlier on Saturdays. Small shops on the other hand, work till late.
13. You can buy knits, trolls, liqueurs, smoked fish and authentic brand of cheeses (for example, brown) from Norway as a present to relatives.
14. There is almost no usual fast food chains in the country, as the government and citizens are eco friendly and place a great concern over their health. You can have a snack in fish restaurants and confectioneries, while the numerous bars in the country will allow each guest to find a strong drink to his taste.
15. The climate of the central part of Norway is very variable; the average temperature in the summer is 20°C. The northern part of the country is beyond the Arctic Circle. So when visiting it, you need to make provision for warm clothing. For hiking in the mountains you should buy thermal underwear.
16. Drivers should carefully observe the speed limit: a speeding ticket starts from the sum of 600 kroner.
17. Upon entry into the major cities of Norway, some roads and tunnels collect toll fees. Please note that mountain roads sometimes close under adverse weather conditions.
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Colorful and unique places in Norway

Leonardo Da Vinci Bridge

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
In the surroundings of Oslo, in the town Akershus is the strange bridge, which was named to honor Leonardo da Vinci. It is a unique architectural attraction and has not got the name of the outstanding Italian painter. The history of bridge building is very interesting. According to the historical data, the gifted painter still developed the bridge design for the Sultan Baiaet II in 1502. According to this design, the arch bridge should be built with the extension of 360 meters through the Bay Golden Horn. Such a bold project was considered unfulfillable in the Middle Ages.

Hundreds of years later, the modern painter Vebjorn Sand, who later became the founder of the fund Leonardo Bridge Project, found the records Leonardo da Vinci 1996. Thanks to his support and participation, the … Read all

Storseisundet Brug

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
The unusual bridge, which is absolutely necessary for the fans of the nerve kitzel, is located in Norway. The unique Storseisundet Bridge is part of the road, which extends along the rocky coast. The main feature of the bridge is complicated bends and gradients. On some stretches of the road, the visible part of the bridge is reminiscent of a real diving board. From every angle of view Storseisundet Bridge looks peculiar.

The locals have given the original names of the bridge that reflect the main particularity. They call Storseisundet 'the drunken bridge'. The bridge is located on the territory of the Møre og Romsdal Gouvernements and connects its mainland with Averøya Island. The Storseisundet Bridge is part of the so-called 'Atlantic Road', which houses 8 bridges. Storseisundet is … Read all

Laerdal tunnel

From the series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
Currently the world’s longest road tunnel is in Norway, Sogn og Fjordane. The length of the Laerdal tunnel is 24600 meters. The tunnel opened in 2000 and immediately became a real sight of the global value. It has a number of significant equipment. Free passage is a great asset when using this world’s most uniquely constructed object. A high quality road is now accessible to drivers. The tunnel is equipped with all the necessary directional and road signs. Nonetheless, is quite an effort to travel such a long distance.The main difficulty for motorists is a monotony of traffic which impairs concentration.

To make the journey through the tunnel more comfortable, special attention has been paid to the lightning. It changes in different parts of the way and imitates natural light, which … Read all
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Preferred to Open 9 New Hotels in 2022

In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


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Advices for popular cities of Norway

1. Vast majority of hotels, restaurants and shopping centers accept payments by international credit cards, so taking much cash is not necessary. 2. The weather in the city is quickly changeable all year round, so you should definitely take an umbrella with you when you plan to go for a long walk. Even in summer you should definitely take warm clothes with you because it can be pretty cool at night. 3. Travelling on suburban roads of Oslo independently is rather difficult. The roads … Read more
1. Young travelers intending to visit night clubs and order alcoholic beverages at local restaurants are sure to carry a copy of their passport. There are age restrictions on alcohol in all entertainment and dining places. 2. The city has banned smoking in public places, but there are specially equipped areas for smokers close to all shopping and entertainment centers. It is also worth considering that tobacco products are sold only in specialized retail pavilions at relatively high prices. … Read more
1. When you plan to go to a nightclub or a disco, it is necessary to bring an identity document. The reason of this is in the fact there are age limitations in all nighttime entertaining facilities of the city. The presence of your passport will help to resolve any dispute quickly and easily. 2. Entrance to museums, art galleries and other cultural institutions can be free several days a week. A full schedule of cultural events in the city and their entrance rates can be found in any … Read more
1. Lillehammer does not have its own airport so the easiest way to get here is through Oslo. The capital is connected to the city by regular rail and bus services. 2. The main form of public transport in the city is the bus. It'd be a good idea for active tourists to rent a car so that they can easily reach entertainment centers and attractions located in the vicinity. 3. Thrifty tourists should take into account that taxi services are quite expensive. Even if the trip lasts no more than … Read more
1. In Molde, climatic conditions are quite mild and not typical for Norway, so it is comfortable to visit the city at any time of the year. In winter, interesting events dedicated to the New Year and Christmas are held. 2. In the city, there are several unusual hotels located in restored historic buildings. They offer rooms at affordable prices. 3. At local restaurants, gourmets should pay special attention to fish dishes. Excellent restaurants offering dishes at affordable prices … Read more
1. A ferry departs from Larvik port to the Danish town of Hirtshals every day. The latter is rich in historic attractions, such excursions are very popular with active tourists. 2. In the vicinity of Larvik, there are several valuable mineral springs. Water from them is sold in local stores under the brand "Farris". 3. The city has a strict ban on smoking in public places. One needs to pay attention to special warning signs, not all restaurants provide special rooms for smokers. 4. … Read more

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