Capital: Oslo

Language: Norwegian, Sami

Area: 385.178 km²

Population: 5267146

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Code: +47

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type F also known as Schuko. This socket also works with plug C (standard European plug) and plug E

Norway is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

To travel to Norway U.S. citizens with ETIAS are required to hold:

  • A passport valid for the length of their stay
  • Or an equivalent recognized travel document
  • A valid ETIAS visa waiver for Norway


U.S. citizens staying in Norway for more than 90 days:

  • ETIAS authorization for Americans is only valid for short-term stays of up to 3 months. Those intending to remain in Norway longer than 90 days must obtain the appropriate visa.

U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway

Address:Morgedalsvegen 36 0378 Oslo, Norway

Tourist Travel Information about Norway

etias norwayNorway (Norge), which means “path to the North,” is the westernmost, northernmost, and the easternmost of the 3 Scandinavian countries.

It borders with Finland, Sweden, and the northwestern tip of Russia. Along with Sweden and Denmark make up Scandinavia.

Norway has about 450,000 lakes and over 20,000 km of coastline and it’s best known for its fjords along its west coast.

Sognefjorden is the largest fjord in Norway and the third-largest in the world. It stretches 127 miles (205 km) inland from the ocean. The Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in mainland Europe, it covers an area of 487 km² and is 80 km long.

Norway is the birthplace of skiing, and the Holmenkollen Ski Festival is the world’s oldest, established in 1872. It is one of Norway’s most visited tourist sites, attracting nearly 1 million people each year.

Norway’s primary source of income comes from the oil and gas industry. It also has several other natural resources such as fish and minerals, some industry, and a developed technology sector.

It is the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East. Norway is also the biggest salmon exporter in the world.

This country is also considered one of the happiest regions in the world. It follows the Scandinavian model, which means Norwegians pay high taxes towards free schools and education, free healthcare, an efficient welfare system as well as many other benefits.

Interesting facts

  • The people of Oslo, Norway, donate the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in London every year in gratitude to Londoners for their assistance during WWII
  • Norway has won the largest number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals of all countries in the Winter Olympics
  • In Norway, you can buy alcoholic beverages only from stores named Vinmonopolet. There are only two in each city, and none in the countryside
  • Minnesota is the unofficial Norwegian capital of the United States, and more Norwegians live in Minnesota than in any other state
  • Norway is very proud of its very famous hot chocolate factory, Freia, immortalized in Norwegian-American author Roald Dahl’s book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Freia chocolate was one of the main sources of sustenance for Roald Amundsen on his journey to the South Pole. Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole in 1911 as the first man to reach the South Pole

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call.
  • 112 – Emergency and police
  • 113 - Ambulance and medical assistance
  • 110 – Fire Department and accidents
  • 116 117 – Accidents and emergencies

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