Foreign travel advice

Norway

Summary

Norway has reintroduced border controls at ferry crossings from Sweden, Denmark and Germany, and there may be additional border controls on the Sweden/Norway land border; 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.

Terrorist attacks in Norway can’t be ruled out. 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.

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.