Norway

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

Number of guest nights at Norwegian hotels, camping-sites, holiday dwellings and hotels were 28.5 millions in 2010. Germans, Danes, Swedes, Dutch and the British are the most frequent guests in Norway.

Visas

EU citizens do not require a visa. Nationals of Australia, Canada and the USA do not require a visa for stays in Norway of up to 90 days.

For more information www.regjeringen.no

Major cities

Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger

Top tourist attractions

  • West Norwegian Fjords of Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord
  • Bergen
  • Oslo
  • Stavanger
  • Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Nordkapp

Activities

The main tourist attractions of Norway are the fjord-indented coastline and its mountains, the unspoiled nature of the inner parts of the country, and the cities and smaller towns.

Relief

The highest peak is Galdhøpiggen, standing at 2,469 m (8,100 ft) above mean sea level, while the lowest elevation is sea level at the coast.

Climate

Average maximum temperatures for July is around 16°C in the south (although they can be double that) and around 13°C in the north. In January, the average maximum temperature is 1°C and -3°C respectively.

Taxes

The standard VAT rate in Norway is 25% (14% on food, 8% on passenger transport, cinema tickets and letting of rooms in hotels, motels and tourist cabins etc.).

Public holidays

  • January 1 - New Year's
  • Moveable Thursday - Maundy Thursday
  • Moveable Friday - Good Friday
  • Moveable Sunday - Easter Sunday
  • Moveable Monday - Easter Monday
  • May 1 - Labour Day
  • May 17 - Constitution Day
  • Moveable Thursday - Ascension Day
  • Moveable Sunday - Pentecost
  • Moveable Monday - Whitmonday
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 - St Stephen's Day

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Source: www.wikipedia.org