VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Norway
Norway is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Russians must have a passport and a visa.
It takes at least a week to get a visa. The consular department of the embassy must provide: –
a passport, which must be valid for another three weeks from the date of the intended departure from Norway;
-two photos 3×4;
– a completed application form;
– a photocopy of the pages of the internal passport (the first page, the page with registration / registration)
– an invitation (service, tourist or private), which indicates the dates and place of residence;
– for a tourist trip, you need confirmation from Norway about payment for the hotel, return tickets, medical insurance is desirable;
-when traveling with children under 14 years of age, a photocopy of the birth certificate must be presented. A consular fee of 30 USD is charged for issuing a visa.
Children entering without parents must have a notarized consent of both parents, children traveling with one parent – a notarized consent of the other parent.
Norwegian customs has strict rules. Items for personal use may be brought into Norway provided that they are taken out at the end of the trip. You can import duty-free: 2 liters of beer, 1 liter of strong alcoholic beverages (up to 60%), 1 liter of wine (up to 22%) or 2 liters of wine, if strong alcoholic beverages are not imported. The import of strong alcoholic beverages is allowed for persons over 20 years of age, wine and beer – over 18 years of age. 200 cigarettes and 250 grams of tobacco can be carried by persons over 18 years of age.
Importing raw meat, fresh vegetables or dairy products into Norway is prohibited. Importation of medicines for personal use is allowed. The import of national and foreign currency is not limited, the declaration of foreign currency is mandatory in case of its subsequent export from the country. The export of the national currency is allowed – in the amount of no more than 5 thousand kroons
Embassy in Norway
Norway, embassy in Moscow Povarskaya, 7 (metro station “Arbatskaya”). Tel: 290-38-74. Consular department: 203-22-70; Reception: 956-20-05; Reception days: Mon – Fri 9:00 – 17:00.
Norway, Embassy website: http://www.norvegia.ru/
Norway, Russian Embassy in the country:
Tel.: 55-32-78, 55-32-79, 44-06-08;
Consular department: 44-91-77;
Consulate General in Kirkenes:
Tel.: 937-37, 937-39;
Consulate in Barentsburg (Svalbard): Tel.: 080-217-85.
Communication in Norway
The main post office in Oslo is located at Dronningensgt, 15. It is open on weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 9
am to 3 pm. There are no long distance codes in Norway and all phone numbers are 8 digits long. For long-distance negotiations, you should contact the operator – 115.
There are 3 types of payphones in Norway. Ordinary payphones accept coins, black payphones also accept coins, but you can call them, and green payphones that work exclusively with cards. You can call Russia from a red telephone booth. You need to dial 007 + area code + phone number. You need to lower 1 crown and several coins of 5 crowns (minimum 2 crowns to open a line). Calls can be made with cards worth 35, 98 and 210 kroons. Reduced rates are valid on weekdays from 17.00 to 08.00, as well as on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
The international dialing code of the country is 47, the area code is 2.
To call from Russia to Oslo, you need to dial 8-10-47 -phone number.
Emergency Phones in Norway
Police – 112 or 22/66-90-50.
Fire Department – 110 or 22/11-44-55.
Ambulance – 113 or 22/11-70-80. Technical assistance – 22/23-20-85.
Technical assistance to the driver – 22/34 16 00.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year
Religious holidays are celebrated in the spring, and the most important of them is Easter
May 1 – Labor Day
May 17 – a national holiday – Constitution Day
June is also famous for religious holidays, for example, Trinity
June 29 – a holiday in honor of the first Christian King of Norway – St. Olaf
July 23 – Midsummer’s Eve (folk festivities with lighting fires)
December 25-26 – Christmas
Since June 2004 Norway prohibits smoking in public places, you can not smoke even in bars and restaurants. Throwing bottles or cans into the street, or rather, littering, is not worth it in Norway, because. a heavy fine is charged for this. But to hand over a can of beer and soft drinks to the store is even welcome. Return from 1 to 5 crowns. Fishing enthusiasts should know that in order to fish in local waters, you need to pay a fee (up to 20 USD) and issue a license (up to 10 USD).
According to medicinelearners, shops are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, and on weekends from 9 am to 3 pm. In some cities in Norway, shopping ends at 7 pm on Thursdays.
Supermarkets close a little later: on weekdays at 20-21, on weekends at 18:00.
The most famous store is located in the capital of Norway, the multi-storey Oslo City, where you can buy anything you want.
Norway has a tax-free system. For purchases over 308 kroons, a special receipt is issued, which can be presented along with the purchase and passport when leaving the country. In the presence of the above, from 11 to 18% of the purchase price will be refunded.
In most cases, tips are already included in restaurants and hotels bills, however, it is better to have 5-10 crown coins with you, which you can reward the receptionist and porters at the hotel for excellent service.
Taxi fares are usually rounded up.
Norwegians are very hospitable people. True, at first they restrain themselves a little and evaluate the interlocutor.
In any situation, the Norwegians remain calm and calm. They look at Russian tourists, especially in the northern regions, with interest. Almost all Scandinavians are fighting for ecology and cleanliness, so you should not litter and scatter garbage. They live in accordance with the strict observance of the laws of the country and with high ethical standards (beer drinking on the street will not be understood). For violation of the rules of behavior in public places, very high fines are levied.
In Norway, a visit to any doctor will cost at least 100 USD, so it is better to take care of insurance for the entire period of stay in advance.