Backpacking Norway

Traveling to Norway you’ll find Norway is defined by it’s nature – Fjords, mountains, forests, glaciers, and the ocean. You can’t get much more natural than that. Combined with some of the most charming cities and towns in Europe, and a strong Viking history, Norway is a trip you won’t soon forget.

Backpacking Norway – Quick Facts

Local Language: Norwegian – But as with other Scandinavian countries, English is widely understood.

Visa Requirements: Canadians are allowed in Norway for 90 days without a visa.

Costs: Norway is very expensive, much like the rest of Scandinavia. Budget $100 a day

Travels in Norway

Norway is a beautiful country, with many similarities to Western Canada such as mountains, forests, fjords, waterfalls and more. Spectacular scenery. One of the best things you can do in Norway is just take the train from city to another, particularly the Oslo – Bergen train ride is especially beautiful.

Cities in Norway like Oslo and Bergen are great places to get a feel for Norway. There are several great museums to be explored, many of them highlighting Norway’s viking history. Night life abounds as well, but beware the expensive alcohol! Liquor is, as with most Scandinavian countries very much more expensive than in most European countries. A night on the town can blow your budget very quickly.

Be sure to travel north to experience some of Norway’s great fjords and wilderness areas. Camping is free, so long as you’re 150 metres from a building, and so long as you clean up after yourself.

Hotels and Hostels in Norway

Norway’s cities are very expensive, and hotels and hostels don’t come cheap. You’ll want to book ahead too, as in the high season and the ski season rooms book up fast in cities including Oslo. Click here for Cheap Hotels and Hostels in Norway and try these Hotels in Norway

Flights to Norway

Norway is well served by most major airlines. You can even get some cheap charter flights from time to time, and it only takes a couple hours max from most major European cities to fly to Oslo.