Norway What to Pack

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Norway What to Pack

  • Weather

    Bergen What to Pack

    As less bags as possible as you'll be tempted to walk a lot... Usually, on the western coast of Norway is raining but the temperature is not so low (it could be between 7-15 deg. C in May or even 20). Try to find a jacket (and some trousers) as "water proof" as possible and you don't need more than a normal pullover or a shirt under it. It could...

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  • Dress for the weather

    Trondheim What to Pack

    It's a good idea to bring an all weather jacket. The weather seldom stays the same for long, and once you've desided to go out it might turn from sunshine to rain and wind. You should prepare for all kinds of weather in the summer: Bring both the t-shirt and the warm pullover. Depending on what you are going to take pictures of: A polarizer might...

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  • Money...................

    Well, if you plan to visit Norway you shall bring LOTS OF money and be sure that your credit card is working. Norway is a very expensive country and you will notice it after your first visit, but it doesnt mean that Norway is a bad country.

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  • Take and wear layers.

    Wear layers, tshirt, jumper or fleece, waterproof jacket take as much as you with you that you think youl'll need, especially medicines, as not many people speak English and everything is VERY expensive in the shops

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  • Warm clothes needed

    I would highly recommend to take a warm sweater, water and wind resistant jacket and a pair of some light leather gloves. If you are planning to do some climbing on the rocks - good shoes would be very helpful.

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  • North Norway in Winter

    wateproof rucksack liner especially if your luggage is going to be in transit often! -woolen socks are a must-( if you do the tours like husky sledging, snow mobiling or staying at the ice hotel these are usually provided as part of the price)-waterproof well insulated boots (again - these are generally provided by activity centres for excursions...

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  • be prepared

    Be prepared : the weather changes very fast in Tromsoe and so we started our walk across the large bridge in quite a good weather, but we could see the nasty weather already in the distance and it reached us some time before we had crossed the bridge and were able to find shelter under the roof of the Ice-cathedral.And then, just some minutes...

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  • Be prepared for some Wet weather

    We traveled to Norway the beginning of March, Oslo offered mild temperatures and very WET snow, slush everywhere.. no wonder the Norwegians all wear rubber boots, you need to if you want to stay dry!!!Bergen offered mild temperatures and lots of rain.. considering it's on the west coast (As is Stavanger) be prepared for some rain!!Pack water...

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  • Warm clothing is needed in winter

    Make sure you bring along with you thick winter jackets if you decide to go to Norway during the cold winter months as temperature can go down to minus 20 degrees Celcius.

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  • What will the weather be like in August?

    Allround weather clothes What will the weather be like in June 17th at 4:09 pm? What clothes to pack?I get similar questions often, and this is what I answere:The thumb of rule is that there is no thumb of rule. Coastal weather is impossible to predict here in Norway as elsewhere. It will always be a gamble no matter what time of the year it is,...

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  • taxfree

    bring proper walking shoes if u plan to walk in the mountains (have seen tourist in city shoes and suits climing...not a good idea)depending on the time of year and where in our long country....winther: warm waterproof clothes and shoessummer: windproof gear, swimsuit...etcautum: water/windproof spring: anything fro tshirt to warm clothes if u...

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  • winter clothes

    whenn i get visitors from abroad in wintertime they always freeze their...offno wonder since they use alot of cotton or acrylic etcthe thing to use is wool wool wool :-)))get longjohns and top of wool to have closes to ur body..nothing else or u will be coldand not to forget thin woolen socks maybe two....layers are important...it makes it easier...

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  • Packing List

    It's raining (almost) every day, as more you go north and inland it is less raining.At night it can get freezing. Take clothes accordingly. Good shoes is a must. Bring with you as much duty free as you can, everything will cost you double in local stores & pharmacies. If use use films, bring them in advance from where ever you come, everywhere...

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  • dress warm or freeze!

    I suggest warm warm clothes and lots of them. . . and many many socks. It is very cold in Norway especially when skiing. I brought alot of warm clothes and i barrowed a hat from my danish family so i would not be cold and get sick.

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  • Bring drinks!

    The cost of any alcohol, i.e.beer, wine, liquour... is extremely high due to a) government taxes and b) greediness. If you have the opportunity and interest, do bring your duty-free quota of beer, wine, cognac, whatever you want to sip at viewing the midnight sun, sorry, sheets of rain...They are very good gifts here, too. On the other hand, you...

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  • If hiking on the west coast, in More and...

    ... you should consider using sturdy rubber boots (wellingtons) instead of regular hiking boots, simply because it may be exceedingly wet ground (and sky...). Better slosh around in the rubber boots than in soggy and cold leather shoes. You may easily buy them in Norway, too.

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  • Bring food

    Norway is perhaps the most expensive country in Europe. Aside from bananas and fish, that are pretty cheap here, you have to pay more for food. Especially in the very north prices can be very high. In Hammerfest I had to pay for an ordinary Hamburger 16.00 €. So I recommend to bring some food (breat, spread, butter etc. if you want to camp...

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  • All and especially alcoholic drinks are...

    Be prepared for ANY weather conditions! Weather can change very quickly according to what region/area you travel during the day. Meanwhile, you can buy everything not only in big cities - but still, all seems to be more expensive than you are probably used to. If possible, take whatever you can with you! If you are on a round trip, intending to...

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  • What to put in your bag

    No matter for how long you are going to stay in Norway and no matter at what period of the year, the weather can change several times per day. So, even if you travel there just for a few days or a week it's necessary to have few T-shirts, one warm sweater and another light sweater, also a jacket from the rain as in the whole Scandinavia. Good...

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  • Packing for any kind of weather.

    For hiking: Backpack of course.For biking: Bicycle packsFor anything else: Suitcase and a small backpack to carry escensials while walking around. Raingear is a verry good idea (escensial), but bee aware of that many places are quite windy. Thus consider bringing something else than an umbrella (Raincoat works fine)Sensible comfortable shoes are a...

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  • Electricity

    For 'grounded' plugs, the Schuko" plug and receptacle with side grounding contacts is used (see picture)The receptacle will also accept the not-grounded plug shown in the previous tip.

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  • Electricity

    In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system Norway uses: 220 volts and 50 Hz. It is a round pin attachment plug (see picture)An adapter will allow you to plug an appliance designed for one type of outlet into another type of outlet. Despite the fact that more than a dozen different types of plugs are in use, a...

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  • Second-hand clothes? :)

    I forgot home my sleeping sack on the way to Norway! But it saved me place in backpack for second-hand clothes, the kind man from Meraker gave me

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  • Packing List

    I have been twice to Norway and everytime it rained cats and dogs and it was pretty cold. Don't miss water repelling clothes and an umbrella! Climate in some Norwegian towns (for detailed info check my pages about the towns):Tromsö (north): Summers average maximum is about 15°C (59°F) minimum around 8°C (47°F). Winters average maximum is about...

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  • Don't Miss The King !!!...

    .Français: Prennez beaucoup de pellicules photographiques car vous devez être sûrs d'en avoir sous la main quand vous rencontrerez le "Roi des Forêts" ...= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =English: Take a lot of films because you must be sure to have enough when you will meet the "King of the Forest" ...= = = = = = = = = = = =...

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  • Rainy and cold weather

    Even if you go to Norway in summer, you must be prepared for a lot of rain, grey skies and low temperatures. So rainproof jackets and pullovers must be always in your luggage. The only advantage is that daylight over there is almost eternal.If it is like that in summer, I just cannot think of how it can get in winter. Or maybe I just don't want...

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  • Please do not freez

    Going to Norway in the winter is healthy only when you pack yourself into a thick layer of clothes. Cover your face and wear at least something.

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  • "All you can carry"

    big ones depends on the station, summer´s are warm, winter is really cold, better have always rain clothes. buy it at home (just because of high prices in Norway)...for sure there are some other expensive countries in the world, maybe people from Japon can better buy in Norway. hmm, never talked about this on any page, I like to do photography,...

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  • Misc

    Bring sweaters even in the summer. If you are lucky you can get a day in summer of 22 deg cel. Toiletries are easy to get in Norway. Please remember to bring your travellers adapter for traveller from Asia.

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  • Don't bother about shoe polish

    A soft bag that you can carry on your back is fine for Norway. It all depends what your plans are. But you don't have to worry about shoe polish. We Norwegians wear the dirtiest shoes on the planet - even in night clubs. As a foreigner - you will have the most elegant shoes in the party by default. Believe me! There are not many pharmacies open...

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  • Packing List

    Don't forget a good anti-moskito spray. The biests in are very agressive!I found the stuff bought up in scandinavia much better then the spray we had brought with us. Obviously the northern mosquitos have got a different taste as the southern ones....

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  • It's really cold up there!

    Even if you come in the middle of august, bring warm clothes and something for the rain. If you are taking a boat, some polar clothes are advisable, as the wind in the upper deck is freeeeezing. For updated info try at www.northcape.no

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  • umbrella

    the rain here is merciless, man. hard, thick and freezing... you don't want to be caught by surprise.

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  • Packing List

    The choice of what to pack depends very much on what kind of travel you have planned. A good tip is to have the utmost respect for nature. The weather in some places can change in seconds, and it is always a good idea to bring clothes and equipment for any type of weather in that season.

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  • Packing List

    Yes..All types of clothes..depending on the season.. Bring lots of money...Its quite expensive over here..hehe

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  • Packing List

    One day its fine and sunny the next its snowing...so consequently pack a variety of clothing. MOSQUITO lotion for the far north ...they are like jumbo jets up there..!! Plenty of film and a variety of lenses and polaroid filter. Plenty of money things are outrageously expensive.

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  • Packing List

    A large and sturdy suitcase in order to carry all the necessary things. IN SUMMER : the weather can be sunny or cold. So do not forget the sweater. The rain coat too because the sun can be quickly replaced by a shower. The shoes must be warm, made for walking and climbing with a non-slip sole. With the midnight sun, think also to the sun glasses...

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  • Packing List

    If you come here during summer, you should bring your bathing suits, t-shirts and shorts, a jacket, some trousers and a warmer sweater. And do not forget your raincoat.. :o)During winter; (surprise!!) warm clothes. You can get anything. But bring enough of your medicin, as a new perscripcion requiers a visit at the doctor.. and that can be...

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  • Packing List

    Be sure to pack the whole car with necessary items as beer, liquer, cigarettes, wine, sigars because if you use some of it regularly - it will ruin your budget in Norway. Sorry Mr Prime Minister but thats life...

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  • Packing List

    Something easy to carry around. Snow suprised me in April. From October to May you may expect all kinds of weather, depending on where in Norway you're going to. Of course, during winter you need warm clothes, getting one of those Norwegian sweaters would be perfect. What you must have are waterproof shoes most of the year, it rains a lot. 2 years...

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  • Packing List

    While the far north of the country seems very far north indeed, don't be caught out - carry sun screen. In sheltered spots away from the wind body warmers over short-sleed or adaptable tops can be useful! Never found any problems with a digital camera. Trainers seemed to be fine for footwear on most surfaces - but didn't venture into territory...

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  • Packing List

    Even in the Summer it rarely gets out of the 60's in temperature... plan accordingly, and if its Winter, get serious about very warm outerwear. The Norwegians take warmth very seriously, and for good reason; a mistake in this department is usually not correctable. If you're going on a hike, use hiking boots and not sneakers. Most of the trails...

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  • Packing List

    rucksack is preferablealso, i didn't notice any pick-pocketing, so, it's safe with the backpacks well, in summer you have to take a warm jacket! it was cold there in july!!!! you don't have to bring an umbrella though, 'cause i found out you can get a nice compact umbrella for NOK (norwegian krone) 20 (around usd 2.3). i got one in Nille (cheap...

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  • Packing List

    I prefer a 45 litre rucksack with a quick adjust system for longer hiking tours and paddling. Any other comfortable! rucksack will be right for you. Modern materials will give you waterproof, quick handling and any comfort you need. Waterproof shoes/ boots, Rain Jacket, all clothes for cold or rainy weather in Windstopper Fleece Quality. A Fleece...

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  • Packing List

    Bring some warm gears cause even if days can be pretty warm in May (up to 25C), we've been quite surprised when the temperature dropped down bellow zero at night in altitude (1000m). Get yourself a warm sleeping bag! Otherwise you're sure gonna freeze your ass off. Bring as much food as you can, this country is damn expensive! That's the way we...

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