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Norway Hiking Guide - 14 Best Day Hikes In Western Norway

Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and still, it often gets skipped by travelers because of how expensive it is. I won’t lie, traveling through Norway is expensive but it’s also so damn worth it.

There were times where my face was plastered to the car window trying to take in all of the different landscapes. One moment you’re driving through a pine forest and before you know it you’re surrounded by incredible mountains and driving next to some of the bluest water I have ever seen.

Norway is also a true hikers’ paradise! And if you’ve read any of my previous posts you know that I really got into hiking over the past couple of years. So don’t be surprised if you find a ton of cool hiking guides in this section!

It was my first time visiting Norway and so far we’ve visited the West Fjords and a ton of National Parks. But I do know that I already want to go back to see what Northern Norway has in store for me.

Norway is the perfect country to travel by camper van and that’s also what we did. It gave us the freedom to roam wherever whenever we wanted and also chase the sunshine. I went with WeCamp and would do so again in a heartbeat!

I hope these Norway travel guides will help you plan an amazing trip and if you have any questions feel free to drop me a comment or send me a message!

THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO NORWAY

Just like with a lot of other travel destinations it truly depends on what kind of trip you want to do. But if you want to follow in the footsteps of my travel guides then you’ll find your guidelines below.

The ideal time to visit Norway is from July until August when the weather is warm and the days are long. But this is also the time when Norway is at its busiest. Tourists from all over the world come to visit the countries’ highlights and locals grab every chance they can get to enjoy their beautiful backyard.

I always prefer traveling in the shoulder season and for Norway that means either June or September. The days may be a little colder and in September you definitely need to bring warm clothes with you but you’ll also have a lot of the hiking trails all to yourself.

We went from 10 until the 24th of September and during our 14 days in the West Fjords we only experienced 2 days of rain. Another big plus for the month of September is that Fall season has already arrived in Norway by then and you’ll already see beautiful autumnal colors all around.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TRAVELING TO NORWAY

Language – Norway is home to two official languages – Norwegian and Sami. Norwegian is by far the language spoken by most people. Like Swedish, Danish and Icelandic, Norwegian is a Germanic language derived from Old Norse. This is why for me as a Belgian it was possible to understand a bit of Norwegian at times. A high percentage of the population speak, or at least understand English, so you won’t have any trouble communicating during your travels.

Currency – The official currency is Norway is Norwegian Krone (NOK) and Euros are not accepted and most shops and restaurants in Norway do not accept dollars.

Credit Cards & ATM’s – There aren’t a lot of ATM’s to be found in Norway but the good thing is that you won’t need one either. You can pretty much pay everything with your MasterCard or Visa.

Safety – Norway is one of the safest countries in the world. In fact, it ranks 17th on the ranking of the world’s safest countries! Solo female travelers can also feel safe to travel through the country alone.


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