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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Norway starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Noway. All tourists entering Norwegian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Norwegian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed. The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted. Although Svalbard islands are part of Norway, they are not considered part of Schengen area and all the tourists traveling from Norway to Svalbard are required to pass through visa and passport check in Tromso.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Goods brought from outside the country by air or sea can be subject to the following limitations:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: strong liquor (1L), of beverage with less than 22% alcohol volume (1,5L), beer or wine (2L).

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over NOK25,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit. Visitors entering Norway with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

List of American diplomatic offices in Norway

U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway

Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 48, 0244 Oslo, NorwayCheck on map

Phone: (47) 22448550



Office Hours: 21 30 85 40 (open 07:30 to 17:00 Monday-Friday)

List of Norwegian diplomatic offices in United States of America

Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Houston, United States

Address: 3410 West Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77019Check on map

Phone: (713) 620-4200

Fax: (713) 620-4290



Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (9:00 to 3:30pm between 15th of May and 15th of September).

Royal Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco, United States

Address: 20 California Street, Sixth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111-4803 USACheck on map

Phone: (415) 986-0766

Fax: (415) 986-3318



Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Minneapolis, United States

Address: 901 Marquette Ave. S, Suite 2750, Minneapolis, MN 55402Check on map

Phone: +1 (612) 332-3338

Fax: +1 (612) 332-1386



Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, United States

Address: 825 Third Avenue, 38th floor, New York, NY 10022Check on map

Phone: 646 430 7500

Fax: 646 430 7599



Office Hours: Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm For passports and visas, our opening hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am - 12noon, Wednesdays: Closed

Details: Sissel Breie is the Consul General of Norway in New York

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC, USA

Address: 2720 34th Street, NW, Washington DC 20008Check on map

Phone: (202) 333-6000

Fax: (202) 337-0870



Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Norway

Capital: Oslo
  • Bokmal Norwegian;
  • Nynorsk Norwegian;
  • Small Sami and Finnish speaking minorities

Area: 324,220 KM2
Population: 5,009,150
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Krone (NOK)
Calling Code: +47

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

Country Specific Info

Travel info for Norway