Independently to Norway
The country of the most beautiful fjords, kind Moomin Trolls and auroras that make the sky blaze with all the shades of the rainbow is very popular with tourists. Even not weak Norwegian prices are not able to discourage travel interest from fans of amazing natural wonders. Those who dream of enjoying the harsh northern charm of the land where people are born, invariably strong in spirit and pure in soul, go to Norway on their own..
Norway is one of the member states of the European Union and a Russian citizen needs a Schengen visa to visit here. When preparing a package of documents, do not forget to take out medical insurance for the entire stay in the country and book a hotel. The embassy will also need a description of the travel itinerary in Norwegian or English.
The quickest way to travel to Norway on your own is with a direct flight with a local or Russian airline. Connecting flights are possible through Helsinki, and by sea you can get to the country of fjords as part of a cruise from St. Petersburg through Stockholm to Oslo.
Crowns and expenses
Norway has its own national currency, despite the country's membership in the European Union. You can exchange both dollars and euros for the Norwegian krone, and the most favorable conversion rate is in banks. There is a commission for exchanging traveller's checks for cash, and credit cards may not be taken in small restaurants or farm stores.
It is known that Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world, but with some knowledge, a traveler can save their own money:
- Oslo Сard will help to significantly reduce the cost of visiting museums and public transport. These cards are sold for a day, two or three and, depending on the duration of the validity, the price is 320, 470 and 590 CZK. For children, the card is bought with a half discount, and pensioners have the right to enter museums for 50% of the price and in the absence of an Oslo Card.
- Tickets to Junibacken will cost 150-200 CZK, depending on the time the guests plan to spend in the entertainment center.
- The average bill for a dinner for two can range from 350 CZK in a kebab house to 700 in a restaurant with a hot dish and a glass of wine for each.
- If you do not have a transport pass, try to purchase single tickets from special machines at bus stops. Buying them from the driver will cost you a lot.
- Fishing for three hours costs 300-500 CZK per person. It is much more profitable to purchase a license for two for the whole day, which will cost about 1200 CZK (all prices are approximate and valid as of August 2015).