Women Travellers

Women travellers will have few worries in Norway, and sober Norwegian men are normally the very picture of decorum. While alcohol-impaired men may become tiresome or obnoxious, they're probably no different from the same breed you'll encounter in your home country. Some of the oil towns (such as Stavanger, Haugesund and Kristiansund) can be male-dominated and may feel slightly intimidating for first-time female travellers in some areas, particularly late at night.

Journeywoman (www.journeywoman.com) Of the general websites dedicated to women travellers, Journeywoman is outstanding.

Krisesenter Women who have been attacked or abused can contact the Krisesenter in Oslo or dial 112 nationwide.