Photo: Norwegian Beachwear

Norway is all about 'being in the weather' and one of our most frequently sayings is “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes”. Dressing for success in Norway means being prepared for every surprise that may come your way. This packing guide is intended to help you do just that. First, essential basics:

IMPORTANT
BASIC ESSENTIALS

Note:

Adapter: Power sockets are of type F, voltage is 230 V and frequency is 50 Hz. Click here to check if you need an adapter. 
Visa: Some nationalities are required to have a visa to visit Norway. Do you need a visa? Find out here.
Money: The currency in Norway is Norwegian kroner (NOK). 

OUTSIDE SUMMER CLOTHING
ADDITIONAL WINTER CLOTHING

Dress for Success

Norway it’s practicality first, fashion week second. A tip for inexperienced foreigners: please do as the Scandinavians do – wear a wool layer against your skin when it is cold. Cotton or synthetic fabrics may keep you warm when you are dry, but it does not help when you get wet, humid, or sweat like a sow in a steam room. Wool does the trick. Up Norway travellers get a special rate on Le Backhand’s high quality wool and silk garments inspired by Nordic lifestyles. Get in touch on travel@upnorway.com to get a discount code. Locals always tend to have Gore-tex and down jackets handy. Bring good outerwear, Summer and Winter.

Photo: Spring Ski Touring from Finse to Hardangerfjord - rapid changes in temperatures allow everything from woolen bra to full body windproof clothing

Photo: Spring Ski Touring from Finse to Hardangerfjord - rapid changes in temperatures allow everything from woolen bra to full body windproof clothing

If you are going trekking or camping, we recommend you also check out these suggested packing lists from the Norwegian Trekking Association and watch the video below.

Trekking Packing List Summer
Need to Know

 

Luxury Lies In The Experience Of Travelling,
Not In The Accessories

Norway is far away and far out, so ‘luxury’ lies in finding a hearty balance of accessibility, simplicity, exclusivity and sustainability, while quality resides in the experience of travelling the land, not in the number of towels offered wherever you stay. When travelling off the beaten track, Norwegians like simple living and travel. They prefer to keep their untouched nature as it is: untouched. Another factor is how Norway maintains strict policies regarding energy efficiency, and is steadily implementing further enhanced measures. Norwegian service providers are proud of their environmental certifications, with the result that - for example - you won’t be provided with an infinite number of small bottles of shampoo and shower gel, but will instead need to make do with a soap dispenser. So, if you need a decent shampo, conditioner and body lotion, or any other luxury, when traveling the Norwegian country side, we advise you to bring your own favourite. Happy travelling! 

Photo: Hornindal

Photo: Hornindal