Flights to Norway
- Capital: Oslo
- Political system: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
- State member of the Schengen Area
- Population: 5.2 million
- Official language: Norwegian, Sami
- Currency: Norwegian Crown (NOK)
- Time zone: UTC + 1, Summer Time: UTC + 2
- Norway is 1 hour behind Romania
- Phone Prefix: +47, Internet Domain: .no
Situated in northern Europe and the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway is renowned for its amazing fiords, but also the place where you can observe the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
The ideal spot for this natural phenomenon is Tromsø, an Arctic city, which is not easily reached, but gives you the opportunity to discover a whole new world. Here you can go sleigh riding during the white Norwegian nights, whale watching or you can even go on a cruise in the Arctic region.
Other cities situated in the northern part of the country are Karasjok and Kautokeino, where you can experience the Sami culture. Sami is an indigenous folk, historically associated with activities such as growing reindeer, whom keep their traditions. Also, the Sami language is considered being the official one in Norway.
In order to observe impressive fiords and other spectacular natural landforms, you must reach the Stavanger regions, where you’ll discover mountain areas, but also gorgeous beaches and Geirangerfjord, o fairy tale UNESCO protected area. The dramatic landscapes can also be observed in Flåm, which offers one of the most beautiful train routes in the world.
Other natural objectives in Norway are: Lofoten Islands, Ålesund Region, and for hikers we recommend Jotunheimen.
Good to know
Simplicity and nature are the core of the Norwegian lifestyle. Tolerance, kindness to each other and independence are highly valued. Criticism of other people or others' systems is frowned upon.
Norwegians do not use the phrases "Pleased to meet you" or "How are you?" They find these to be surface formalities with no real meaning.
Don`t drink and drive
Norway has very strict laws for intoxicated drivers, and the limit for blood/alcohol content is only .05. One beer can put you over the limit.
In a formal setting, the meal ends with the male guest of honor tapping his glass with a knife and thanking the hostess on behalf of all the guests. A little story or joke may accompany the toast.
There is little personal touching except between relatives and close friends. Do not stand close to a Norwegian, back slap or put your arm around anyone.