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Type of Norway Visas

Tourist Visa (Short Term)
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Stay period: Upto 90 days
  • Validity: 6 months
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 7,599/-
Business Visa (Short Term)
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Stay period: Upto 90 days
  • Validity: 6 months
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 7,599/-
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Documents required for Norway Visa

  • Must have Documents for Norway Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any;
    • Visa Application form;
    • 2 recent colour photographs (Photo Specification);
    • Personal Covering letter (For Employed - Plain paper/ For Self-Employed – Company Letterhead);
    • Original updated Bank statement of last six months.(If covering the cost of the visit yourself, show minimum balance of NOK 500 per day/person);
    • Income Tax Returns / Form 16 for last 3 years;
    • Flight reservation;
    • Hotel reservation;
    • Day wise Itinerary;
    • Travel Insurance (minimum coverage of EUR 30000).

    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.

  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Original Leave sanctioned certificate with company seal and signature;
    • Last 3 months salary slip.

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed;
    • Company’s updated bank statement of last 6 months.

    3. If Retired:

    • Proof of retirement like pension book, statement etc.

    4. If Student:

    • School / College / Institute ID Card;
    • Bonafide certificate.

    5. If Minor:

    • Birth Certificate;
    • No Objection Certificate from the parents / non-accompanying parent on Rs 100/- stamp paper;
    • ID proof of parent like passport or PAN card.

    6. If Visiting friend or relative:

    • Invitation letter/Original UDI guarantee form for visit (attested by the police in Norway) if the reference is guaranteeing for the cost of travel and stay;
    • Inviter’s ID proof like Passport or Resident Permit;
    • Address proof like any Electricity bill, any Utility bill etc.

    7. If Sponsored:

    • Sponsorship letter;
    • Sponsor’s national ID proof like Passport, PAN card or Resident permit;
    • Updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Income tax returns of last 3 years.

    8. For Business Visa:

    • Invitation letter from host Company stating purpose of trip, business details etc;
    • Covering letter from Indian company on company letterhead.

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Norway Visa FAQs

  • add What is a Norway Schengen visa?

    A Norway Schengen visa is a special kind of visa which allows you to travel among all the Schengen countries including Norway for a maximum period of upto 90 days. This is a traveller’s dream where with one visa you can travel to any of the other 25 Schengen countries along with Norway.

  • add The Schengen Visa is valid for which countries?

    A Schengen Visa (issued by a consulate or embassy of a Schengen State) is valid for all 26 States of the Schengen Area (including the European territory of Norway), unless it is marked otherwise on the visa sticker. So you do not need another visa to enter or stay in the European territory of Norway. However, you must be in possession of documentary evidence for the reasons of your stay and your means of support. Schengen Area comprises of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

  • add How long can I stay in the Schengen area on the basis of my visa?

    The Schengen Visa is a short stay visa and takes the form of a sticker affixed to your passport. The definition of “short stay” is a stay of "90 days in any 180 days period". This means that the total duration of stay is of maximum 90 days in any period of 180 days. The precise length of validity of your Schengen Visa is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading “Duration of visit”. With a single-entry visa you can enter the Schengen area only once. This is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading "Number of entries" by "1". A two-entry or a multiple-entry visa allows for two or several entries during the validity of the Schengen Visa. This is indicated on the visa sticker by "02" or "MULT" under the heading "Number of entries".

  • add Will all Schengen Visas be granted for 90 days?

    No, not necessarily all Schengen Visas will be granted for 90 days. You may get the Schengen Visa only for the number of days that you present in your travel itinerary and your flight & hotel bookings

  • add Can I apply again for a Schengen Visa if my application has been refused earlier?

    You may appeal against this decision. The decision to refuse a Schengen visa and the reasons for the refusal are notified using a standard form that is handed out by the Member State's consulate that refused the visa. The notification of the refusal must include the reasons, on which the refusal were based, and the procedures and deadlines for submitting an appeal. You are free to re-apply again if your application has been refused earlier. However, it is recommended that you take note of the reasons for the earlier refusal before submitting a new application and make amendments, where necessary.
    The visa fee is not refunded if the visa is refused. The visa fee covers the cost of the examination of the visa application.

  • add What is the Schengen Visa cover letter?

    The Schengen Visa cover letter is a letter which summarizes your intent to travel to a country that is part of the Schengen area. In your cover letter you should explain:

    - the purpose of your trip
    - when and where you intend to travel
    - how your trip is going to be funded
    - day-by-day itinerary for your trip
    - duration of the trip

  • add As a Norway short-stay visa holder can I extend my Schengen Visa while in Norway?

    You cannot extend your Norway short-stay while in Norway except in special circumstances, and exceeding your permitted period of stay is considered an act of illegality or criminality. Instead, you must return to your home country within the permitted period of stay and apply for another Norway Visa if necessary.

  • add Can I leave the Schengen area and return again with my Schengen visa?

    Schengen visas may allow for a single-entry or multiple entries. With a single-entry visa you can enter the Schengen area only once. This is indicated on the visa sticker by "01". With a visa allowing for two or multiple entries you may enter twice or several times during the validity of the visa.

  • add If my Norway short-stay multiple entry Schengen Visa is valid for a year, how long can I remain in the Norway territory?

    A short-stay Schengen Visa allows you to enter and stay in a Norway territory for a maximum period of 90 days within a period of six months.

  • add I am going to Norway via KLM with a stopover in Amsterdam. Do I need to apply for multiple entries?

    No. A single entry visa will suffice as long as you do not go in and out of the Schengen area.

  • add How long before the start of the intended visit should I apply for a Schengen Visa?

    You may only submit your Schengen visa application 90 days before your date of departure. We recommend that you apply at least 20 working days before the date you wish to depart as certain types of travel purpose may take longer than usual to process. For instance, the processing time of your Schengen Visa Application will take between 5-15 working days from your appointment date.

  • add How long does it take to obtain a Norway Visa?

    Typically, a Norway Visa (Schengen Visa) takes anywhere from 10 to 15 days to process in the Norway Embassy/Consulate. The processing time for a Norway Visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion. This period may be extended up to 30 days or 60 days.

  • add What is the role of VFS?

    VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd (VFS) is the Service Delivery Provider for the Embassy of Norway in New Delhi. The role of VFS is to accept visa applications and to dispatch passports and documents back to clients, on behalf of the Embassy of Norway. VFS does not play any part in or influence the outcome of your visa application.

  • add How can I check the status of my Norway Visa application?

    Applicants can check the status of Norway visa application online using the Norway VFS Reference number and Date of Birth. Kindly visit the Track Your Application section of the Norway VFS website.

  • add Will I get my visa at the end of the process?

    As an application centre, the Norway Visa Application Centre (VFS) will not be able to guarantee you a visa. The issuance or refusal of a Norway visa is the sole prerogative of The Embassy/Consulate. The Norway Visa Application Centre cannot influence this decision in any way.

  • add Is it mandatory for me to take an appointment for a Norway Visa?

    Yes, an appointment is mandatory for Norway Visa in order to provide your biometrics and submit your visa documents.

  • add I have a valid long stay visa/residence permit for a country that is part of the Schengen area. Do I need another visa to travel to other Schengen states?

    No. A long stay visa or a residence permit issued by a Schengen State allows you to travel or stay in other Schengen States, while respecting the maximum duration of a “short stay” (a stay of "90 days in any 180 day period")

  • add My family is also applying for a Norway Visa, how many appointments should we make?

    Every member of the family needs an individual appointment. 

  • add I am traveling to multiple Schengen countries. From which Consulate should I apply for my Schengen Visa?

    Schengen Visa must be applied from the Embassy / Consulate of the country where you will be staying for maximum number of days. If your stay has equal number of days in each country then you must apply to the Embassy / Consulate of the country which would serve as the first port of entry. 

  • add Can I leave the Schengen area and return again with my Schengen Visa?

    Schengen Visas may allow for a single-entry or multiple entries. With a single-entry visa you can enter the Schengen area only once. This is indicated on the visa sticker by "01". With a visa allowing for two or multiple entries you may enter twice or several times during the validity of the Schengen Visa.

  • add What is the difference between a single-entry Schengen Visa and a multiple-entry Schengen Visa?

    According to the EU, a single-entry Schengen Visa allows entry to the Schengen area only once, meaning you are not permitted to re-enter the Schengen Area after leaving, while a multiple-entry Schengen Visa allows multiple entries into the Schengen Area within the visa’s validity period (90 days total within 180-day period).

  • add Do I have to present any other document at the Schengen external borders apart from my travel document with the Schengen Visa?

    The short-stay visa does not automatically entitle you to enter the Schengen area. At the border (or during other controls) you may have to show the visa but also provide additional documentation, for example; sufficient evidence that you have sufficient means to cover the stay and the return trip. It is therefore recommended that you carry with you copies of the documents which you presented when applying for the Schengen visa (e.g. letters of invitation, travel confirmations, other documents stating the purpose of your stay).

  • add Do I have to apply in person for the Schengen Visa?

    Yes, applications by mail will not be accepted. The Schengen visa application should be presented in person because biometrical data must be recorded.

  • add Why is personal appearance mandatory for Norway Visa?

    As from 2nd November 2015 following the introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), all Schengen visa applicants in India have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). The photograph can be digitally taken at the time of the application or scanned from an existing one. For subsequent applications within the 5 years the fingerprints can be copied from the previous application file in the VIS. In case of reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant, the consulate will again collect fingerprints within the 5 year period specified above. Furthermore, the applicant may request that they be collected if, at the time when the application is lodged, it cannot be immediately confirmed that the fingerprints were collected within this 5 years period.

  • add Do I need to provide travel insurance for my Visa application?

    Yes. Applicants should prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay(s) on the territory of the Schengen Member States. The insurance should be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage must be EUR 30000.

  • add What are the Schengen Visa travel insurance requirements?

    Your travel Insurance plan for a Schengen Visa must meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros (approx. USD $34,000)
    • Coverage for repatriation for medical reasons
    • Coverage for emergency medical treatment
    • Coverage for expenses resulting from your death
    • Coverage for the entire period of your intended stay
    • Valid in all Schengen Area countries
  • add Can you process the Travel Insurance for me?

    Even though Travel Insurance is a mandatory requirement for processing Schengen Visa, you are strongly advised to purchase a health / travel insurance to secure yourself as medical treatment can be very expensive in the Schengen country. Your travel insurance offers protection against unexpected emergencies on international travel such as coverage of medical expenses, flight delay and cancellations, passport and baggage loss or personal accident.  For financial safety and security on your international trip we highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance and avail our special offer.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a Norway Visa?

    The easiest way to apply for a Norway Visa is to contact us. We are experts in the travel and tourism sector with over 40 years of experience. Through our expertise, in-depth knowledge and integrity, we commit to delivering an exceptional experience to our customers each and every time you use our service. In order to help us understand your unique visa needs, please drop in your query and our Expert will get in touch with you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Visa process?

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Simple steps to get a Norway Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer a superior, quick and hassle-free Visa Facilitation service. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Norway visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated Visa Expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for a Norway Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Provide your travel details to our Visa Expert and get all your queries answered.

Step 2: Pay the visa fee and upload your documents online through our secured online document locker to ensure its confidentiality.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify the documents, complete your visa application and schedule your appointment.

Step 4: On the appointment day visit the Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprinting & photograph) and documents.

Step 5:Receive your Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Norway

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Norway Visa;
  • Be in good health; Read more
  • Good moral character;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as an incentive to come back to your home country;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before your Norway visa expires;
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself in Norway and the amount depends on how long you will stay in Norway and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport;
  • Valid Norway Visa; Read more
  • Confirmed return Ticket;
  • Contact details of your relative, friends or business contact in Norway;
  • Confirmed hotel bookings (If Any);
  • Norway Currency and other forms of forex;
  • An unlocked smartphone, preferable with a Sim card from India;
  • Any additional documents required to prove your purpose of visit (especially if you are travelling on a business Visa).
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What to do when you arrive in Norway

  • Keep your Declaration form in hand (provided to you on the flight); Read more
  • Keep all travel documents (passport, valid Norway Visa, return ticket, hotel bookings etc.) ready in case the immigration officer asks to produce any document;
  • If you are an unaccompanied minor, make sure you stay with the flight attendant who is in charge of your safety. Additionally, you must recognise the adult picking you up at the airport. If you have any doubts, you must inform the airline staff immediately.
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Norway travel guide

From precipitous glaciers to steep-sided gorges and crystalline fjords, Norway’s natural beauty is impossible to overstate. The unspoilt wilderness of the Arctic north is one of the few places where the sun shines at midnight during the summer and where the magnificent Northern Lights brighten the skies during the long winter nights. Read more

Further to the south, the picturesque cities of Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen are brim-full of buildings showing off Scandinavia's age-old flair for design in cosmopolitan surroundings. Oslo is the present-day capital and financial centre, while the country’s second city, Bergen is a picturesque former Hanseatic trading port and gateway to the fjords of Norway. Stavanger is the focal point of the Norwegian oil industry and former capital, Trondheim, is a long-established centre of Christian pilgrimage, and more recently, technical research. Stunning though the cities are, the real wonders of Norway are to be found outdoors. In the far north, the glacier-covered sub-polar peninsular of Svalbard is one of the few areas where polar bears can be seen in the wild and Norway’s miles of Arctic tundra double up as a destination for skiing and spotting the Northern lights.

A jewel of Northern Europe, Norway offers a mix of culture and natural wonder. From the cosmopolitan capital city of Oslo to the snow-capped mountain peaks, there are a variety of choices for travelers. It is the land of the midnight sun, with latitude that allows for endless days during a portion of the summer. At other times of the year the dark skies reveal the mystical northern lights. The fjords, coastal inlets, and glaciers create a dramatic landscape that completes the travel experience.

The summer months are the most popular for tourists, and the long days mean it's possible to pack in a lot of sightseeing. Visitors can partake in activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and beach bumming (yes, there are beaches in Norway; the ones near Stavanger are quite nice). Fjord cruises are by far the most popular summer activity; for many, seeing the fjords is on the do-before-you-die list, and for good reason. The deep inlets carved by glaciers run through steep green mountains, and dozens of waterfalls run down the cliffs, ranging from gentle trickles to roaring flows.

Elsewhere, a ferry trip along Geirangerfjord must rank among the world’s prettiest voyages with pine-topped cliffs giving way to icy green water, regularly topped up by the waterfalls that cascade down the fissured sides of the ravine. Indeed you’d be hard pushed to find a part of Norway’s northern fjord area that isn’t strikingly beautiful, with snow-capped peaks and looming forests almost everywhere you look.

Places to visit in Norway

1. Alesund

Alesund is on a narrow peninsula on the west coast and is considered the gateway to the majestic northwestern fjords and alpine mountains. It’s home base for the countries massive cod-fishing fleet and is considered by all who visit to be a picturesque and quintessential Scandinavian town. Alesund is built entirely in the Jugendstil art nouveau style of architecture after a fire in 1904. You can visit Jugendstilsenteret (Art Nouveau Centre) to learn more about this brick and stone style. You can also take a quick hike up the 400 steps to Fjellstua lookout point to see absolutely amazing views of the mountains and nearby islands.

2. Tromso

This is northern Norway’s largest city and is best known for the 18th century wooden houses and the gorgeous natural surroundings. Located on Tromsoya, one of many islands in the region, are beautiful forests to ramble through and the Fjellheisen cable car trip to the top of Storsteinen is highly recommended. Visit historical and cultural spots like the Polar Museum and Polaria – the arctic aquarium. And for those seeking the glory of the northern lights, Tromso is one of the best places to see them.

3. Trondheim

The third largest city in Norway serves as a perfect base for exploring the surrounding region. Trondheim has many faces – it’s known for culture, technology, students, food, and cycling! The city hosts year-round festivals like the St. Olav Festival – the largest cultural and church event in the country. It’s been called an “intimate big city,” which captures the modern and energetic atmosphere but also lets visitors know that history has not been forgotten. Trondheim was the country’s capital during the Viking era and you can visit places like Sverresborg castle (12th century) and the Nidaros Cathedral – a pilgrimage site for almost 1000 years. Don’t forget the farmer’s market, the excellent restaurants, and the incredibly local breweries.

4. Jotunheimen National Park

As the Home Of The Giants, Jotunheimen is Norway’s leading national park. The park is located in the south centre of the country and covers several mountain ranges; include the 29 highest peaks in all of Norway. There are hundreds of hiking routes that take you to fantastic glaciers, clear deep woodland lakes, and to panoramic valleys. At least one of them will take you to Vettisfossen, the highest waterfall in Norway (275m). The park is always busy with adventure seeking fun-lovers and tour companies will put together some incredible packages that showcase the best of what this well-loved park has to offer.

5. Svalbard

Svalbard means “cold coasts” and this small group of islands is known as the home of the polar bear. Located in the Arctic Ocean between Norway and the North Pole, this is the northernmost spot that is permanently inhabited. Untouched arctic wilderness combined with rare and unusual wildlife creates an environment that is rugged and fascinating to travellers. The majority of people live (and visit) Longyearbyen, which is the largest settlement in the archipelago. It’s a tiny yet energetic town that has grown from a traditional village into a surprisingly modern place complete with festivals, exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural activities. For the adventurer, this is the place to see striking craggy mountains, untouched glaciers, polar bears, reindeer, caribou, whales, walruses, and more.

6. Oslo

As one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, the atmosphere in Oslo is confident, modern, and relaxed. It’s a cosmopolitan destination with world-class restaurants, and art galleries, but still manages to make you feel like you’re in a much smaller town. Sitting just inside the “U-shaped” Oslofjord, Oslo is two-thirds forest and green space which make this the perfect spot for biking and hiking. Olso is Norway’s capital and home, not just to the royal family, but to major cultural establishments like National Theatre and the National Museum of Art, the Nobel Peace Centre, The Munch Museum (Edvward Munch’s The Scream is housed in the permanent collection), and the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. A must-see is Folkemuseet, an interactive outdoor museum that features 150 historic buildings like the famous Stave Church.

7. Stavanger

This town is different from the majority in Norway because of the sandy beaches and warmer climate. Stavanger is the preferred summer destination for travellers who want a taste of Scandinavia mixed with sand and surf. Because of its location in the southwest of the country, the harbour here is a major stopping point for tours and cruise ships. You’ll want to see Rogaland Kunstmuseum which has a fantastic collection of Norwegian art, as well as the country’s best example of a medieval church, the Stavanger Cathedral. In the Gamel Stavanger district you’ll slip back in time to explore 18th century Scandinavia at its best.

8. Lofoten Islands

It’s a bit unbelievable just how beautiful the Lofoten Islands are. Best known among those who prefer to go off the beaten trail and get personal with Mother Nature, this wonderful wilderness outpost highlights untouched landscapes of deep fjords, grand mountain ranges, unique colonies of seabirds, and exquisite beaches. Though it’s located at about the same latitude as Greenland, the climate in this archipelago is rather mild thanks to the Gulf Stream. If you want a truly unforgettable experience in nature, Lofoten is your place. You can kayak between the islands, surf, fish, scuba dive, go ocean rafting, hike, ski, and more. Don’t forget to check out some of the oldest Viking relics in the entire country.

9. Bergen

Bergen is the second largest city after Oslo and is considered to be the gateway to the fjords. It’s an appealing mixture of living history as Bryggen, the 15th century waterfront, is a major modern port for Norway as well as a popular tourist destination. Here you’ll find small-town values and atmosphere as locals happily direct you to the best meal in town (in their opinion!). There are seven mountains that surround the city which lead to lovely views no matter where you are. Enjoy the fish market at Hanseatic Wharf and after you explore the town, head out to explore the most breathtaking fjords in Norway..

10. The Western Fjords

It’s true that there are remarkable fjords all over Norway and all of them worth seeing. But, the most famous and awe-inspiring are found in West Norway between Molde and Stavanger. The Western Fjords are home to both ancient and modern glaciers and deep sea drenched valleys that are marked by rocky terrain. The two you don’t want to miss are Naeroyfjord and Geirangerfjord. Because of this beauty, this entire area is one of the most unique and sought-after destinations on the planet. And although you’ll go for the fjords, you’ll also fall in love with the sublime coast. Travel around by ferry, where you’ll get the truly spectacular views, and enjoy trekking through forests and across glaciers.

11. Bodø

Bodø offers a lively urban atmosphere and serves as the starting point to the true north of Norway – specifically the Lofoten Islands. You can tour the archipelago on a tourist speed boat, kayak at midnight when the sun is still out, or fish in the incredibly strong tidal currents of Saltstraumen. The town itself, with the northern lights at your fingertips, has much to discover. Concerts in city park, shopping at charming boutique shops, cocktails on the quay with sea eagles soaring across the ocean, and the well-preserved trading post at Kjærringøy are all a part of this laid-back town. If you’re travelling in August, enjoy Nordland Musikkfestuke and Parkenfestivalen, Bodø’s two major music festivals.

12. Fredrikstad

With a population of around 350, Fredrikstad is a quaint town with significant historical roots. Though much of Norway is cold for much of the year, the warmth of the locals is so sincere, that you won’t feel the temperature as much! Home to the most well-preserved fortress in all of Scandinavia, Fredrikstad dates back to the 16th century and has a ton of history to discover. Old town is a popular and charming spot for tourists. You can relax over a bottle of wine or an Italian coffee before heading out to the Fredrikstad Museum, or one of many art galleries or shops in the market. The nearby Hvaler Islands are, geographically speaking, the sunniest part in Norway. In the summer, domestic tourists love this region for a relaxing getaway and to explore Ytre Hvaler National Park.

13. Alta

Perhaps the best Norwegian destination to view the northern lights, Alta has a ton of activates you’ll enjoy. For starters, try a snow mobile safari or dog sledding. The first ever observatory for the northern lights was built here at the end of the 19th century. Popular attractions include the UNESCO Word Heritage designated rock carvings of the Sami culture (dating to 4200 to 500 BC) and the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (yes, all interiors and exterior are made of snow). The climate is mild but because of its extreme north location, Alta has 24 hours of daylight from May to August each year and “blue season” is from November to January. Take in the Alta Fjord, coasts, and mountains while you enjoying biking, hiking, and fishing in this dazzling town.

14. Røros

Founded in 1644, Røros is an important mining town entirely made up of wooden buildings. It’s grown into a modern community even as it maintains its historical status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because it still has so much of its original character, it feels like you’re visiting a living museum. Take a stroll through old courtyards and narrow streets where you’ll find craftsmen selling locally made clothing, ceramics, and delicious food. Named a Sustainable Destination in 2013, Røros is committed to reducing its tourism footprint and maintaining its history and quality experience for guests.

15. Helgeland

With so much natural beauty and top-quality outdoor adventure in Norway it’s no small feat that Helgeland stands out as distinctive in this area. Explore countless white sand beaches on countless pristine islands when you visit the Vega archipelago, just off Helgoland’s coast. Island hop with a kayak or a bike through this UNESCO-protected area. If you’re a bird watcher, you’ll have the chance to spot over 200 species in Lånan, including sea eagles and eider ducks. Each April locals help the ducks prepare the nesting site and after nesting season is over, they harvest the down in order to make their famous high-quality duvets. While there make a visit to Svartisen, the second largest glacier in the country and enjoy a long hike across the surface.

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Norway Facts and Figures

Name
Norway
Location:
Northern Europe, Scandinavia
Time:
IST (-) 4 ½ hours Read more
Capital:
Oslo
Major cities:
Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Drammen
Language:
Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), Lappish and English
Area:
323,758 sq kms
Population:
5,207,689
National day:
17 May
Currency:
Norwegian Krone (NOK) 
Main Airline:
Air Norway M3
Scandinavian Airlines System SAS
International Airports:
Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL)
Bergen Flesland Airport (BGO)
Stavanger Sola Airport (SVG)
Best time to visit Norway
May to September
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Other Norway Visa types

We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.

1. Schengen Visa – Type C

The visa can be valid for maximum 90 days in the course of a period of 180 days. The period is calculated from the date you first crossed the external Schengen border. The visa’s validity period, first possible day of entry and the day you must leave the Schengen area are written on the visa sticker.

A visa is generally granted for a single entry. If you plan to travel outside the Schengen area and return within the period covered by the visa, you must tick the ‘two or multiple entries’ box when you apply for a visa. You must also explain why you require multiple entries.

If you have compelling reasons, you can be issued a visa that is valid for multiple entries during a period for up to five years. Such visas are only available for certain categories of applicants, e.g. business persons etc. For more information, please see “Multiple Entry Visa”. A visa does not entitle you to work or carry out any business activities during your visit. If you wish to work or stay for an extended period in Norway, you must apply for a permit.

2. Multiple Entry Visa

A multiple-entry visa with a validity of up to one year may in certain cases be granted by the Embassy. Please note that such visas will, as a general rule, not be issued to applicants who have not previously been issued a visa by the Embassy.
For the Embassy to grant such a multiple-entry visa all the general requirements for a regular Schengen visa must be fulfilled.

In addition, the applicant must also:

  • Document previous frequent trips to Norway;
  • Have previously complied with the visa regulations by leaving the Schengen area within the expiry of the visa;
  • Document a genuine future need for multiple entries to Norway during a one year period.

An applicant who has previously been granted a multiple-entry visa with a validity of up to 12 months by the Embassy, and has complied with the visa regulations, may apply for a multiple-entry visa for up to five years, provided that the need for such a visa is documented.

Entry visas (D-visas)

Entry visas (D-visas) are generally issued only to enable applicants subject to visa requirement who have been granted a residence permit for Norway, to travel to Norway to take up residency. As a general rule, an applicant must have been granted a residence permit before entering Norway.
Entry visa (D-visa) for a foreign spouse/registered partner or joint children who are applying for family immigration

In exceptional cases, D-visas may also be issued to enable applicants to travel to Norway to either lodge an application for family immigration from Norway or to stay in Norway whilst awaiting a decision on a previously lodged application for family immigration.

4. Residence Permits for Norway

Most foreign nationals, who wish to stay in Norway longer than 90 days, will require a residence permit. The same applies to most foreign nationals who wish to work in Norway, even if the duration of the work/stay is less than 90 days. (The following information only applies to residence permits for Norway. For information on residence permits for Sweden or Iceland, please visit the respective mission’s website).

Residence permits for Norway is granted for the purpose of family immigration, studies in Norway or work in Norway. We cannot advise an applicant which permit to apply for as this depends greatly on the individual's situation and background. Instead, we provide information regarding the different permits available for Norway to enable the applicant to assess which permit is suitable.

a. Family Immigration

If you have a family member living in Norway, or you want to set up a family with a person living here, you can apply for a family immigration permit to come and live together with him or her. Being related to the person in Norway is in itself not sufficient to be granted a family immigration permit. Certain requirements apply to the person with whom you are applying for family immigration.

b. Study Permits

If you wish to study in Norway for longer than three months you must apply for a residence permit for students.
As a rule, to be granted a study permit, you must have been admitted to a field of study at a college or university. However, there are certain exemptions from this requirement.

c. Work Permits

Non-EEA nationals who wish to work in Norway will as a main rule require a residence permit for work. There are different types of work permits depending on the nature of the work, length of the employment and the skills required for the job.
Most work permits require that you have received an offer of employment in Norway before you apply for the permit.