Norway Travel Advice
Security travel advice for Norway
How safe is Norway?
Threat level: Low
The general threat of crime within Norway is low, howeverthe general travel advice for Norway is to remain vigilant; as with all countries particular attention to belongings and safety at popular locations should be undertaken.
Jihadist have previously (2014) made Terror threats against Norway which has heightened the short term security measures for the country.
Noted as the “2011 Norway Attacks” Anders Behring Brevik had killed many citizens through detonation of a van bomb in Oslo, then followed this atrocity by shooting dead 69 members of the Workers Youth League in Utoya.
It is considered as to one of the safest regions in the Nordic area.
With regards to terrorism, there is a heightened state of caution having had previous terrorist related attacks.
More recently there has been terrorism activity which is ISIS and Islamic extremist related, however Norway has had previous issues with regards to lone wolf attacks, domestic and right wing extremism.
Norway's International Relations
Norway corporates with EU consensus of international sanctions with Russia.
Although it is not a member of the European Union it does closely align itself with many EU foreign policies. It is also an active member in many international conflicts and global affairs.
Economically speaking it is one of the wealthier countries in the world with its main exports being Oil and Gas along with shipping. Condemnation has been received from Syria, for its involvement of its Norwegian forces in the training of its troops within Jordan.
Travelling around Norway
There are border controls in effect with Sweden, Denmark and Germany, with additional checks at the Sweden to Norway border. It is advised you carry essential travel documentation with you on your journey.
Emergency services in Norway:
Police emergency: 112
Fire emergency: 110
Medical emergency: 113
Mountain Rescue: JCC Bodo +47 755 59000
Land / Sea Rescue: JCC Stavanger + 47 51 51 70 00
Religion: Christianity (Church of Norway)
Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
Time now in Oslo:
Consular information for Norway
Telephone: +47 23 96 05 55
Thomas Heftyes gate 8
Telephone: +47 23 13 27 00
Visa requirements for Norway
Most visitors to Norway are able to stay in the country for up to 90 days without needing a visa. If your stay is going to be longer than this, you should contact your local Norwegian Embassy for further information.
Health Care and Immunisations
It is advised that visitors to Norway are up-to-date with primary boosters such as MMR. It is further recommended that most travellers get a Tetanus vaccination. You may also want to consider vaccinations for Tick-borne Encephalitis as it is present in some parts of the country. Check with your local health professional prior to travel if you are unsure.
E.U. members are able to use their European Health Insurance Card to receive state-provided health care as a citizen of Norway would. You should still purchase travel insurance as the EHIC does not cover you for all medical requirements such as evacuation.