You and your personal belongings are safer in Norway than in most travellers' home countries.

  • The cities (even east Oslo, which has a relatively poor reputation) are reasonably safe at night, but don't become blasé about security.
  • Be careful near the nightclubs in the Rosenkrantz gate area of Oslo, and beware of pickpockets around the Torget area of Bergen.
  • Normally the greatest nuisance value will come from drug addicts, drunks and/or beggars (mainly in Oslo), who can spot a naive tourist a block away.
  • If hiking out into the Norwegian wilds, Norway's weather can, even in summer, change rapidly.

Government Travel Advice

The following government websites offer travel advisories and information for travellers.

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (www.smartraveller.gov.au)
  • Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade (www.voyage.gc.ca)
  • French Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et Européennes (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs)
  • Italian Ministero degli Affari Esteri (www.viaggiaresicuri.mae.aci.it)
  • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (www.safetravel.govt.nz)
  • UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice)
  • US Department of State (www.travel.state.gov)