Travel Insurance for Norway

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to Norway!

A land of breathtaking fjords, pristine wilderness, and enchanting Northern Lights, Norway invites you to embark on a journey of natural wonders and Scandinavian charm. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Norwegian landscapes, from the majestic mountains and deep blue fjords to the vibrant coastal towns and picturesque villages.


Norway prioritizes the health and safety of its visitors, ensuring a secure and unforgettable adventure. Adding travel medical insurance or trip insurance ensures peace of mind for unexpected medical or travel issues that may be covered by your plan.

Many European countries require visitors to have a Schengen Visa, with proof of travel insurance. So, confirm your specific visa requirements prior to your departure.

Here are some essential tips to know about Norway:

Visa and Travel Information

Health and Safety

Here are some important general health and safety precautions when visiting Norway:

  • Norway has a high standard of medical care, and emergency medical services are readily available. If you need medical assistance, call the emergency number 113 or visit a local hospital or medical clinic ("legevakt").
  • If you take prescription medications, ensure you have an adequate supply for your trip. Carry them in their original labeled containers, along with any necessary documentation or prescriptions.
  • It is recommended to have travel medical insurance that covers medical expenses during your stay in Norway.
  • Dress in layers and wear appropriate footwear to adapt to changing weather conditions. Carry essential equipment, including maps, navigation tools, and emergency supplies.
  • Even in northern latitudes, the sun can be intense, especially during the summer months. Use sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and consider wearing a hat or protective clothing to shield yourself from harmful UV rays.
  • If you plan to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), dress warmly and check local forecasts for optimal viewing conditions.
  • It's also important to consult with your healthcare provider or travel clinic before traveling to Norway to receive any recommended vaccinations or specific health advice based on your individual needs.
  • Familiarize yourself with the location and contact details of the U.S. Embassy Oslo.


Here are some essential tips and guidance to ensure your safety and safeguard your belongings during your travels in Norway:

  • Norway is generally a safe country, but it is always advisable to take basic safety precautions.
  • Be aware that petty theft and pickpocketing can occur in crowded tourist areas or on public transportation. Stay vigilant, keep an eye on your belongings, and use lockers or secure storage options when available.
  • If you encounter any emergencies or need assistance, contact the local police by dialing 113.
  • Consult the U.S. Department of State for current travel advisories.

Transportation Security

Here are some tips and guidance for safe and seamless transportation during your journey, ensuring a smooth and worry-free travel experience throughout Norway:

  • Norway has an efficient and reliable public transportation system, including buses, trains, ferries, and domestic flights. Follow safety guidelines and instructions when using these services.
  • Be prepared for security checks, such as baggage screening and personal searches, when traveling.
  • Pay attention to schedules and arrive early at stations or terminals to avoid missing connections.
  • Follow traffic rules, drive within the speed limits, and use appropriate winter tires or snow chains when required.
  • Follow the instructions of security personnel and cooperate during the screening process to ensure a smooth travel experience.
  • Report any suspicious activities or unattended baggage to the appropriate authorities.

Road Safety

Here are some valuable tips and advice for prioritizing road safety during your travels, ensuring a secure and enjoyable journey on the roads of Norway:

  • Norway has a well-maintained road network, but certain areas can be challenging due to mountainous terrain and changing weather conditions. Exercise caution when driving, especially during winter months or in remote regions.
  • Follow traffic rules, drive within the speed limits, and use appropriate winter tires or snow chains when required.
  • Use designated pedestrian crossings and follow traffic signals when walking.
  • Be mindful of wildlife crossing roads, especially in rural areas. Slow down and exercise caution when encountering animals on or near the road.

Wildlife and Nature

Wildlife and nature are abundant in Norway, offering unique experiences for visitors. Here are some tips for interacting with wildlife and enjoying the country's natural wonders:

  • Norway is home to diverse wildlife, including reindeer, moose, lynx, and various bird species. When encountering wildlife, maintain a safe distance and observe them from afar to avoid disturbing their natural behavior.
  • Do not feed or approach wild animals, as this can disrupt their natural habitat and potentially pose risks to both humans and animals.
  • If you plan to hike in areas with bears or other large predators, educate yourself about their behavior, carry appropriate deterrents (if recommended), and know how to react in case of an encounter. Local guidance or park authorities can provide specific information for the region you're visiting.
  • Norway boasts stunning national parks and protected areas. Respect any restrictions or regulations put in place to preserve the natural environment and wildlife. Stay on designated trails and paths to minimize the impact on delicate ecosystems and prevent accidents.
  • Before embarking on outdoor activities, familiarize yourself with the area, and changing weather conditions, especially in mountainous regions, and inform someone about your plans and estimated return time.

Natural Disasters

When it comes to natural disasters, being prepared and informed is crucial. Here are some important safety measures to consider:

  • If you plan to engage in winter sports or venture into mountainous regions during winter, be aware of the risk of avalanches. Stay informed about weather conditions and avalanche warnings.
  • Follow guidance from local authorities, adhere to marked trails, and consider hiring a qualified guide when exploring avalanche-prone areas.
  • Norway's long coastline is susceptible to storms, high waves, and potential flooding. Pay attention to weather forecasts and warnings, especially if you are near the coast.
  • Although rare, Norway can experience seismic activity. Familiarize yourself with safety procedures in the event of an earthquake, such as taking cover under sturdy furniture and staying away from windows or heavy objects that may pose a risk of falling.

Please note that the content provided is intended as a general overview, and it is always recommended to stay updated on the latest information and follow local guidelines and regulations during your visit.

Travel Resources for Norway

For more detailed and up-to-date information on travel to Norway, including visa requirements, local customs, and current travel advisories, please visit the official website of Visit Norway.

Embrace the wonders of Norway with peace of mind, knowing that your well-being is prioritized. Explore, indulge, and create cherished memories, knowing that your safety is our utmost concern. Your journey awaits, filled with remarkable experiences and warm hospitality, making Norway an unforgettable destination for all.