Norway is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. and European citizens may enter Norway for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. You need sufficient funds and a return airline ticket.
The weather in Norway iat this time of year is very cold, but usually dry. Please pack your warmest clothes and layers, as inside the ship is well heated and you will be moving inside and outside.
Most hotels provide free wifi. Please check data roaming charges for Norway with your servie provider before leaving home as these can quickly become very expensive.
Comfortable, warm boots are recommended. lothing that can be layered is highly recommended including a good waterproof and insulated winter jacket, salopettes, hat scarf and gloves.
Travelling with CPAP or other Medical Machines
Inform The Big Journey Company that you are travelling with such a device as early as possible and well before you travel. This is especially important in places where there may be issues with power supply, such as on safari or smaller cruise ships. Also,
-Check that you have the correct electrical and voltage adapters for the country and accommodation you are visiting;
-Check with your airline that they allow your device to be carried as additional hand luggage and ensure that your device is easily accessible and properly labelled as medical machinery;
-Always carry a letter from your medical practitioner prescribing its use for you;
-Ensure you have details of your machine separately in case of the need to secure repairs/replacements whilst you are travelling;
-Check with your medical practitioner about the use of tap or bottled water in the event that distilled water cannot be sourced in the country you are travelling to.
Please note, if you require distilled or ionised water, you must inform The Big Journey Company of this at least two weeks ahead of travel so we are able to make preparations with our ground agents. There will be an additional charge for this.
The time zone is GMT+2, 2 hours ahead of London GMT.
Currency in Norway i the Norwegian Krone. Credit cards are widely accepted.
Our local travel service providers are paid well and fairly for their work. However, it is usual for groups to tip guides and drivers and it would be reasonable for each group member to factor in a contribution of the equivalent of around USD10 per day.
In Norway the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.You will need a European plug adapter, and/or converter depending on which electrical appliances you bring with you.
Laundry services are available in some hotels.