Summary

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

If you’re living in or moving to Norway, see our Living in Norway guide in addition to this travel advice.

Norway has extended the temporary border controls on its internal Schengen border until further notice. These border controls take place at ports with ferry traffic from Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Make sure you carry a valid passport on all these routes.

Terrorist attacks in Norway can’t be ruled out. On 10 August 2019, police arrested a man after shots were fired in an incident at the Al-Noor Mosque in Baerum, a suburb west of Oslo. Police are investigating this as a potential terrorist act. 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. See Visiting in winter

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. See Health

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.

If you’re travelling to Norway to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Norway after Brexit.