Foreign travel advice

Norway

Summary

Norway has extended the temporary border controls on its internal Schengen border until 11 November 2017. These border controls take place at ports with ferry traffic from Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Additional border controls are in operation at Bergen airport until 25 September 2017, due to the UCI Road World Championships. Make sure you carry a valid passport on all these routes.

Around 581,000 British nationals visit Norway every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Norway. See Terrorism

Petty crime does occur but at a low level compared to other European countries. See Crime

There has been an increase in avalanche activity. Follow local advice, stay on piste and only ski in recommended areas.

To contact the Norwegian emergency services, call 110 (fire), 112 (police) or 113 (ambulance).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

You should apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel. If you already have an EHIC, make sure it hasn’t expired. Some medical costs aren’t covered by the EHIC so you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.