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Visiting The Fairy Tale Land of Norway

Norway Folkemuseum- Noway’s largest museum of cultural history Photo by: Rich Munguia

Norway Folkemuseum- Norway’s largest museum of cultural history
Photo by: Rich Munguia

 

Here you will find trolls on every corner, and you will be able to say hello to the King and Queen. But no really, Norway is breathtakingly beautiful. It is also very advanced in technology. They have the cleanest air! You can even drink water straight out of the tap! Thank the fjords for that! But it also helped that my cousins live there. Having family abroad offered a first hand cultural experience!

 

Facts you need to know before you go:

Norway is a very expensive country. A water bottle will cost about $5 (I know pretty crazy right, but it’s totally doable) You can eat at a cafe that will have the famous open faced sandwiches that cost about $7-$11. You can also pack snacks to bring along your adventure. For the most part, my budget allowed for one restaurant meal a day. The good thing is that tips are already included in the menu price. My average cost for a meal was between $20-$30. Not bad right?

You also need to know that Norway has certain strict laws. For example, all stores stop selling alcohol after 6:00pm. They have some harsh punishments for drunk driving there. If you are out drinking and partying, you will mostly likely be using their decked out trains to travel in between towns. Or if you are feeling rich, you can hail a cab. They also have a law that requires all shopping malls stores to be closed on Sundays. This is used for family day, which is pretty awesome. Only museums and restaurants will be open, which allows for a perfect day to go out and explore the city!
Their currency is the Norwegian Krone, so make sure to check the exchange rates often, and if you can have it on your phone to check prices even better.

The cheapest way to get there is to book your travel directly with the airline. The most affordable rates were found on Norwegian.com. My round trip flight was $460. (Most people drop their jaws when they see that number) It was crazy cheap, but those tickets are always available. That is if you book 6 months in advance.

Hotels are not bad at all, and they can average for about $100 a night in the city center. But that is where you want to stay, so that you can walk almost anywhere from there.

Here are some highlights of my trip. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions. Hope you guys enjoy!

 


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Norway Folkemuseum- Noway’s largest museum of cultural history Photo by: Rich Munguia

Norway Folkemuseum- Norway’s largest museum of cultural history
Photo by: Rich Munguia

 

Norway Folkemuseum- Noway’s largest museum of cultural history Photo by: Rich Munguia

Norway Folkemuseum- Norway’s largest museum of cultural history
Photo by: Rich Munguia

 

A typical Norwegian Breakfast- Photo By: Rich Munguia

A typical Norwegian Breakfast- Photo By: Rich Munguia

 

My amazing host cousin, Jose-Photo by : Rich Munguia

My amazing host cousin, Jose-Photo by : Rich Munguia

 

A beautiful autumn stroll in Oslo

A beautiful autumn stroll in Oslo

 

The Vigeland Sculpture Park

The Vigeland Sculpture Park

 

The Oslo Opera House- Photo by: Rich Munguia

The Oslo Opera House- Photo by: Rich Munguia

 

  • Monica Ambriz

    Wow! It looks so beautiful, clean and advanced! This is definitely on my Travel list ?

  • Once you are there, what is the way to travel within the country? Do we need to rent a car, or is the train system good?

    • Amarilis Ambriz

      Definitely do the train system! It is easy to get around town, and the trains run on a timed schedule which makes it easy to plan your day.

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