Norway is a country in Europe.
Everything is expensive in Norway.
- Lavprisekspressen runs buses between Stavanger and Trondheim
- Minipris are cheaper fare train tickets on the NSB.
- Bus: Busbud
It's a common misconception that you can put your tent anywhere for as long as you like in Norway. Norway has very liberal laws on tenting that gives the campers a lot of rights, but it's important to know the limitations.
It's legal to camp in a lot of places even inside cities and almost everywhere outside of the - and locals are helpful with advice. Along the highways, there's restareas where they have clean, heated and lockable toilets as well as roofed fire places.
You are allowed (and even have the right by law) to put your tent anywhere that is defined as "outland", as contrary to "inland". That means, anywhere the land is not cultivated.
Allemansratten or Feedom to Roam
Although a traditional right from ancient times, allemansratten has been part of the Outdoor Recreation Act since 1957. The rules are simple: you can sleep anywhere as long as you stay at least 150m away from the nearest residency, and if you sleep more than two nights in the same place, you must ask the landowner’s permission. Most important, though, is that those who practice allemansratten should have respect for nature, the wildlife and the locals. It is not allowed in farmland, in a park, in a roundabout, or in a backyard. If it is, however, a untended forest or a wild-growing field, you can by right pitch your tent.
Though you cannot by right put your tent in a place like a park, it is generally tolerated for a night, but don't leave your tent standing while you explore the city during the day. You can also ask at a place like a petrol station if you may put it up out back.
Other Spaces and Places
Few train stations are open 24h, it can be handy for a warmer night in winter time (Oppdall, Mosjoen ...) Other way to not freeze during winter, you can sleep in elevators on the train station like Paradis station in Stavanger. Nobody disturbed till 5:00 in the morning.
In Oslo, you can pitch your tent around the train station of Skullerud, or in Bygdoy (where you find most of the museums) walk West before the King's property. There take any trails into the forest.
The Torp Airport is closed overnight, but there is a nice forest just before the car park. There is as well a nice park on the hill in Sandfjord. Do not hitch on the motorway but take the secondary road between the airport and the town (Sandford train station is closed overnight). Oslo Gardemoen also has a nice pitch of forest somewhere inside that giant parking lot, you can even take the free parking shuttle bus back to the bus stop in the morning ;)
ENJOY YOUR TRIP !
Expensive. The further north you go, the more expensive. Fresh fruits and veggies are even more expensive, especially in the North.
If you can, bring some food from the south (especially other countries). guaka and Erga had a ride from Sweden all the way to Alta in the North and were smart enough to buy a box of food in a Swedish supermarket. Fede and his brother hitchhiked and dumpster-dived all across the country for 3 weeks, and paid very few money for food.
You can get free computer plus internet access in every public library.
Busking in Norway is extremely rentable. Local currency (and coins) is very worthy and people are generally very wealthy.
Except for Oslo that tend to be quite overcrowded with thousands of buskers, all the rest of cities it's a very good option.
The more you will go North and the less people (and buskers) there will tend to be (except for some weird reason for Tromsø).
You can definitely earn more than a usual average income and save money for many months (years?) traveling busking in Norway, as in many other Scandinavian countries like Denmark
Norway is part of Europe (not EU) and Schengen Agreement and doesn't have border checks for people coming from Sweden or Finland. It does have a border with Russia though, and there are still checks for goods. Norwegian border checks can be picky, especially if you're crossing it with a truck and even more if it's an empty one.
Oslo is the capital of Norway, you will find most embassies and consulates there.
Norway offers probably some of the most stunning and breath taking landscape in Europe. More than 2000km long, its gorgeous oceanic coast is simply amazing to be traveled (preferably biked or hitchhiked).
The local wealth is general very high, as also the prices (of everything).
On the other hand it does offer many opportunities for working; from picking berries in the south to busking all around the country.
- Hitchhikers in Norway FB group