When to goThe period from May to September is the most conducive to a stay in Norway. Temperatures are pleasant and the weather is nice, and tourist destinations are all open, too. However, if you like the cold and the snow, winter can also be a season to discover the country.
You will need a passport to enter Norway, and if your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you won't need a visa to enter. If you have another type of British nationality, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).
For a stay in Norway, your passport is valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. Norwegian authorities will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.
There are no particular precautions in terms of health to take in order to travel to Norway.
British citizens should carry an European health insurance card (EHIC) as this will allow access to state-provided healthcare at a reduced cost, or sometimes for free. You can apply for the EHIC at the NHS website, http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx.
Airline ticketsThe average round trip price from London to Oslo is £90. But during peak season, the price can soar to over £150. So be sure so book in advance and compare prices from the different airlines.
Time differenceNorway's time zone is one hour ahead of the UK.
LanguageThe official language is Norwegian.
British Embassy in Norway
Thomas Heftyes Gate 8
Embassy of Norway in London
25 Belgrave Square
SW1X 8QD London, United Kingdom
Police: 02800 (in Oslo)
Emergency Police: 112
Ambulances/Medical Emergencies: 113
Phone and internet connection
Norway's phone country code is +47.
In general, all hotels have Wi-Fi. There are also free internet connections in municipal libraries. Finally, you'll find many cafes that are also equipped with Wi-Fi.