IMPORTANT: Updated information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information regarding the Coronavirus situation in Norway and how it affects travel to Norway

Last update: July 6, 2021

Can tourists travel to Norway now?

From the Norwegian Government:
“A few, but not all. It depends on the infection situation in the country they come from. Foreigners residing in a country or area in the EEA / Schengen/UK that are not covered by the quarantine obligation (pursuant to the covid-19 regulations § 4 first paragraph letter a, cf. appendix A of the regulations), will not be refused entry. The health authorities regularly update the overview of which countries or areas are covered by the quarantine obligation.

Foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months and who can document this with a COVID-19 certificate that has a QR code which can be verified by the Norwegian authorities, can travel to Norway.”

You can follow the Norwegian entry rules here


Update June 21, 2021

In order to limit import infection, foreigners’ access to Norway has been tightened sharply.

Everyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in entry quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission (green areas and countries). Arrivals to Norway from UK require at least 3 days in a quarantine hotel from June 21, 2021.

Foreign nationals living in “green countries or regions” in the EU, EEA and Schengen area, that are not subject to quarantine, can travel to Norway. The Norwegian health authorities makes a weekly assessment of the infection situation in Europe and the Norwegian Government decides which countries require entry quarantine. Click here for Map of “green countries or regions” in Europe.

People who are fully vaccinated or who have had COVID-19 during the past six months with a valid COVID-19 certificate are exempt from entry quarantine. Currently, only a Norwegian, Danish or Swedish COVID-19 certificate with a QR code that can be verified by Norwegian authorities is considered to be a secure and verifiable way to document vaccination or having had COVID-19.

On July 5, 2021, the infection severity level in other countries that triggers quarantine duty for travellers entering Norway will be changed to harmonise with EU recommendations. The Norwegian authorities will thus allow entry to Norway without entry quarantine for the EU, EEC, Schengen area, UK and countries on the EU’s third-country ‘safe list’ that the Norwegian health authorities also views as safe.

The Norwegian government, in consultation with the Norwegian health authorities, may issue or revise travel advice at short notice if a country demonstrates an especially high level of infection, develops new variants or experiences capacity problems in its health care system.

Anyone has a duty to be tested at the border crossing point upon arrival in Norway. The test must be a rapid antigen test and people who have been tested must wait at the test station until the test result is available.

When can I book a future trip in Norway?

Summer season:
Due to the uncertain situation regarding access to Norway it is so far not possible to book a trip with us this summer season. We will open for new bookings from August if/when the Norwegian authorities lift the travel restrictions.
Winter season:
We will follow the situation closely and open up for reservations for November/December as soon as we can assume an open access for foreigners to travel to/in Norway. However, there will still be some restrictions, like a verifiable COVID-19 Certificate and/ or sufficiently low transmission in your country.

We will start to open up for new tour reservations from August. There will most likely be some restrictions.

What happens if my upcoming trip is affected by travel restrictions in Norway?

You are entitled to a full refund, including the deposit, should your upcoming trip be affected by travel restrictions in Norway, such as closed borders or compulsory quarantine when entering to Norway. Normally the restrictions will be announced by the Norwegian authorities at least 4 weeks in advance, but shorter notice may occur.

Likewise, should your trip be affected by other COVID-19 related issues, such as providers not being able to offer their service, you are entitled to a full refund.

In these cases, we have to cancel the upcoming trip. One of our travel consultants will contact you as soon as we have received news regarding the travel restrictions or other COVID-19 related issues affecting your trip.

You will normally be offered to postpone your trip until later in 2021 or 2022. Conditions depend on which trip you have booked.

Can I cancel my upcoming trip?

Yes, you can cancel the trip any time.

If you wish to cancel before we have information from the Norwegian authorities, or we can assume, that your upcoming trip will be affected by travel restrictions or other COVID-19 related restrictions, our regular terms and conditions apply.

Please note that it in this case, it is, unfortunately not, possible to seek a refund for the deposit payment. Nor can a claim for refund be made retroactive (at a later date), should it at a later date be announced that the Norwegian borders will be closed during your planned travel start in Norway.

What happens if my flights are cancelled?

If your booking is affected by cancelled flights preventing you from reaching your tour start destination in Norway you must contact your insurance company regarding a refund.
Please note that our agreement, and responsibility, is limited to your trip in Norway.

This means that we are not responsible for any travel restrictions, cancellations or any other situations in other countries that might impact your travel plans.

What happens next?

It is extremely difficult to predict how this situation will evolve, and for how long time it will last, both internationally and nationally. However, you can rest assured that we are monitoring the situation closely and will provide any important updates to our clients as soon as we receive them. Fjord Travel Norway follows closely the recommendations and restrictions of the Norwegian national health authorities and your safety is important to us. If you have any questions or requests, please contact us!

We hope the situation will improve and that we will soon be able to heartily welcome all nationalities to Norway!

When this is over, Fjord Travel Norway will again be able to offer you spectacular trips all over Norway, both summer and winter, and you will always be able to experience beautiful Norway in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Take care & stay healthy!

Warm regards from all of us at Fjord Travel Norway

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What our customers say:

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

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