Norway Travel Overview

Norway Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Oslo (See more on ITYPEJOB.COM)

Official language: Norwegian

Currency: Crown 1NOK = 0.10EUR

Continent: Northern Europe

According to Countryaah, Norway is located in Northern Europe, in what is known as Scandinavia. The form of government in Norway is that of a constitutional monarchy, with King Harald V as its head of state.

Norway borders three countries: Finland, Russia, and Sweden. Despite its central location in Europe, Norway is one of the few countries that are not part of the European Union.


Norway borders the Atlantic in the west. The coast of Norway is particularly known for its fjords. For those vacationing in Norway, a visit to the fjords is almost a must. The most famous are the Geirangerfjord, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway and the longest fjord in the world.


The capital of Norway is Oslo. Oslo is best known around the world as the city that annually awards the Nobel Peace Prize. For a city ​​breakOslo is ideal because the city has a lot to offer for a vacation. Oslo is home to a variety of museums and attractions: the National Gallery, Munch Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Nobel Prize Center, Fortress, City Hall, Royal Castle, National Theater, the newly built Opera, Vigeland Park and much more. Oslo is not all about sights, however. Those who want to use their vacation to shop will also get their money’s worth in Oslo. We recommend, for example, a stroll through the famous Karl-Johannsgate shopping street or a shopping tour through Oslo City, a large shopping center near the train station. Oslo is also well known among winter sports fans. Holmenkollen – the famous ski jump – is located in the city of Oslo.

North Cape

Another sensation for those who spend their vacation in Norway is a trip to the North Cape, the northernmost point of Europe. A special natural spectacle is offered in summer with the midnight sun, i.e. the event when the sun does not set once a year. This event of the midnight sun can only be observed from a point near the Arctic Circle. Therefore, the North Cape is a really good place to see the midnight sun.


Currency (sub-unit)

Crown (100 Øre)

ISO 4217 code

NOK / 578


Continent: Europe

Region: North

Geo coordinates: N 60 ° 28 ‘19.3 ” E 8 ° 28’ 8.2″

Highest mountain: Galdopiggeh (2,469 m)

Total area: 324,220 km²

Mainland: 307,860 km²

National border: 2,544 km

Coastline: 21,925 km


Dependency: Sweden until 1905

UN member since: 1945

Form of government: Constitutional monarchy

Houses of Parliament: modified unicameral system (only bicameral if legally required)

Party system: Multi-party system

State building: federal

Political culture: Civic culture

Particularities: not in the EU; State Church


Norway GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Ships, ores, fish, oil

BSP: $ 289,378,300,000

GDP: $ 282,441,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 207.6 billion

Economic growth: 4.2%

GDP share of agriculture: 2%

GDP share of industry: 42.7%

GDP share of services: 55.3%

Inflation rate: 1.8%

Unemployment: 4.7%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 56.7%

Export: $ 134.9 billion

Import: $ 69,450,000,000

Foreign debt: $ 302 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 50.428 billion

Electricity consumption: 108,290 million KWh

Gas reserves: 2,118,000 million m³

Gas production: 88,600 million m³

Gas consumption: 4,870 million m³

Oil reserves: 9,859 million m³

Oil production: 3,290,000 million m³

Oil consumption: 271,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 2.67%

Bovine: 988,000 pieces

Pigs: 734,000 pieces

Sheep: 2,350,000 pieces

Fishing: 2,510,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 4,610,900

Residents in cities: 3,637,500

Minorities: Seeds et al

Average age: 38.4 years

0-14 years: 19.3%

15-64 years: 65.9%

> 65 years: 14.8%

Population growth: 0.38%

Birth rate: 11.46 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 9.4 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 1.73 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.98

Fertility: 1.78 children / woman

Infant mortality: 3.67 ‰

Life expectancy men: 76.91 years

Life expectancy women: 82.31 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: NO

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: NOR

ISO 3166 numeric: 578

Top Level Domain: no

IOC country code: NOR


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 3,610,000

Cell Phones: 4,640,000

Radios: 4,170,000

TV: 3,540,000

Computer: 2,780,000

Internet users: 2,710,000


Railway lines: 4,077 km

Paved roads: 72,473 km

of which expressways: 722 km

Cars: 2,064,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 724

Pipelines: 9,607


Number of doctors: 12,770

Daily food intake: 3.410 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 2,800



Foundation: 885

Last sovereign since: 1905


Main religious group: Christians

Distribution of religions: 85.7% Lutheran State Church; other Protestants 3.5%; 1.7% Muslims; Cath. 1%


Prison inmates: 3,000


Armed forces (troop strength): 27,000

Main battle tank: 170

Battleships: 3

Submarines: 12

Warplanes: 70

Helicopter: 30th

Defense Spending: $ 5,168,100,000


Arriving by plane

Norway’s air traffic is mainly operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines Norge (BU) (Internet: SAS flies direct from Berlin-Tegel to Oslo every day except Saturdays. In addition, Air France (AF), Lufthansa (LH), Eurowings (EW), Air Berlin (AB), Austrian Airlines (OS), British Airways (BA), KLM (KL) and Swiss International (LX) offer good connections Norway. Swiss International (LX) also flies from Geneva and Lufthansa (LH) from Hamburg to Oslo.

Flight times

Frankfurt – Oslo: 2 hours; Zurich – Oslo: 2 hours 30 minutes; Vienna – Oslo: 2 hours 25 minutes

Arrival by car

Car: The roads are good, both from Sweden and, in the far north, from Finland. Caravans with a license plate are permitted; their width must not exceed 2.3 m. Drivers who want to cross over from Denmark to Norway take the continuous motorway connection from the border crossing at Ellund north of Flensburg (connection to the German A 7) via Arhus and Aalborg to the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark.

Bus connections
from Germany: With Nor-Way Bussekspress (Internet: or with Eurolines (Internet: to Norway.

Arriving by train

On the » Vogelfluglinie « you travel from Germany in a combined train / boat trip via Hamburg – Puttgarden – Rødby – Copenhagen – Helsingør – Helsingborg – Gothenburg (Sweden) to Norway; You can also travel by train / ferry via Frederikshavn (Denmark) and Larvik (Norway).

The Norwegian-Swedish railway company Linx (Internet: operates high-speed trains that run daily between the Scandinavian capitals of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, while the routes within Norway are operated by trains operated by Norges Statsbaner (NSB) (Internet: www.nsb. no).

Information about rail passesfor train traffic within Norway and between the Scandinavian countries, the Norwegian tourist offices (see addresses).

The InterRail pass is also valid in Norway (for details see Germany).

Arrival by ship

Oslo, Larvik, Stavanger, Bergen, Kristiansand and Langesund are the main port cities.

Color Line (Kiel, Tel: (0431) 730 03 00. Internet: offers ferry connections from Kiel to Oslo, from Hirtshals (Denmark) to Kristiansand and Larvik and from Sandefjord to Strömstad (Sweden).

Stena Line (Kiel, Tel: 01805/91 66 66; Internet: offers connections from Kiel via Gothenburg (Sweden) and Frederikshavn (Denmark) to Oslo.

Fjord Line (Internet:, Tel: 03821/709 72 10) offers connections from Hirtshals (Denmark) via Stavanger to Bergen and Langesund. Fjord Linealso connects Sandefjord in Norway with Strömstad in Sweden. The fast ferry Fjord Line Express from Fjord Line also takes you from Hirtshals to Kristiansand in southern Norway in just 2 hours 15 minutes (two or three times a day from mid-May to early September).

DFDS Seaways (Hamburg, Tel. (040) 38 90 30; Internet: sails from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Oslo. Cruise lines such as Princess Cruises and Cunard run to Norwegian ports.

Departure fee

Passenger tax: € 8.50 per departing passenger in Germany and to Asia.