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Norway's Information

Flag of Norway
Land Area 304,282 km2
Water Area 19,520 km2
Total Area 323,802km2 (#67)
Population 5,265,158 (#120)
Population Density 17.30/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $365.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $69,300
Currency Krone (NOK)
Largest Cities
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Norway is a land of incomparable natural beauty that in places almost defies description. The jaw-dropping vistas can and will literally take your breath away. But there's more, much more to Norway...

Worthy attractions include the shiny-clean city of Oslo, as well as Grimstad, Stavanger and other southern coastal communities, the picture-postcard cities of Alesund, Bergen and Trondheim, the Lofoton Islands, the Northern Lights and all the friendly towns and wild landscapes above the Arctic Circle.

In addition, museums filled with modern art and Viking history, glacier tours, national parks and winter sports of all description will tempt most any traveler.

And then (we must) recommend a rewarding visit to any of Norway's western fjords, especially Geirangerfjord Hardangerfjord, or Lysefjord.

Note: Norway is expensive, so advance planning is recommended, especially for family vacations. For travel tips, city details, major attractions and points-of-interest, follow the links below.


  • Calling Code: 47
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Norway's climate is milder than expected (considering its location), due to some warming by the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Drift.

    Though relatively cool from summer to early fall, conditions are very pleasant then with average high temperatures in the 60°'s (15°'s C). Summer highs in the mid-70°'s (mid-20°'s C) are common in the south.

    Above the Arctic Circle in the far north, the summer sun never completely sets, thus the phrase, "Norway, Land of the Midnight Sun." Winter days across most of Norway are much shorter, and available daylight is certainly muted and less intense.

    Even though crowds can be large and attraction lines long, especially in Oslo, most travelers seem to agree that May through mid-September are the best months to visit Norway.


  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on November 24, 2017.

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