Norway Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Norway Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Norway, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Norway is a peaceful country, perfect for those seeking freedom or relaxation. Nature is abundant regarding the fjords, mountains, green meadows, forests, hill and glaciers. These are visited all year due to its timeless natural lights but are best experienced in the summer. The other remarkable phenomenon that characterizes this beautiful destination is the aurora borealis, which is best experienced in winter to ensure that its breathtaking glow is visible. After a long day exploring seafood markets, it is worth spending a relaxing evening at one of the relaxing spas dotted around the area.

While traveling to Norway, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
The stunning night auroras in Norway

Recommended travel vaccinations for Norway

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Norway

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Norway


Medical Care in Norway

In general, Norway is a safe country and there are very little health concerns. The health system proves successful in both Norwegian private and public hospitals. However, it is rare to find quality health services in more remote locations, especially in the north of Norway. If you require medical care, you should get treatment from the Norwegian National Hospital.

Pharmacies are open daily and offer a wide range of medicines. Regardless, ensure to take a medical kit if visiting the country.

Ambulance service can be reached by calling 113 in the event of a medical emergency. Medical evacuation is available for more serious medical problems.

Is Norway Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Low risk
Terrorism Risk present; Stay informed with the Government public alert system on terrorism
Fraud Beware of ATM scams
Road safety Narrow roads; Hazardous driving in winter
Public transportation Efficient and reliable
Trekking/mountaineering/hiking Click the link below for precautions
Health Measles warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Norway?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Norway. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

Please note that Norway is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Norway information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Norway (OSLO)
Street Address:
Wergelandsveien 7,
0244 Oslo, Norway

Tel.: 47 22-99-53-00
Fax: 47 22-99-53-01

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Consulate to Norway (STAVANGER)
Street Address:
Laberget 24, Hinna Park NO-4020
Stavanger, Norway

Tel.: +47 51-82-29-00
Fax: +47 51-82-29-01

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the consulate and embassy’s website