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|introduction='''Norway''' is a country in [[Europe]].
 
|transport=Everything is expensive in Norway.  
 
|transport=Everything is expensive in Norway.  
  
If you want to travel cheap, '''it's best to avoid spending money completely''', which Norway offers great opportunities for.  
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If you want to travel cheap, '''it's best to avoid spending money completely''', which Norway offers great opportunities for. See [[:hitch:Norway|Hitchwiki]] for info on [[hitchhiking]].
  
[[Hitchhiking]] is not easy, although still very possible and chances of finding a long ride are quite good. In [[Tromsø]] it's even possible to hitchhike instead of taking public transport, by using a 2km sign (not as fast as the bus, however still better than walking).
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* [https://lavprisekspressen.no/ Lavprisekspressen] runs buses between Stavanger and Trondheim
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* [http://www.nsb.no/ticket_and_travelterms/minipris/minipris-article24726-2752.html Minipris] are cheaper fare train tickets on the NSB.
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|accommodation=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.  
  
On hitchhiking short distance ferries that are usually paid by the amount of people in the car, especially around the fjords of Bergen and the Western coast of Norway:
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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.
When your driver enters a ferry, be sure he or she is not the first or second car in line. As soon as the person who collects the money from the cars, is with the first or second driver, get out of the car, go to the sundeck - or whereever else in the ferry - and back in the car when the boat is on the other side. Nobody will check on you during the ride or when the cars leave the ferry. Thus I would highly recommend you to be in a car while boarding a ferry. If you are not, just ask a few drivers! If you still cannot find a car, there's also a few possibilities to sneak if you time it right and you are not seen by the officials.
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|accommodation=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.
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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. For instance, 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 and stay there for 3 days. After 3 days you are required to move your tent.
|bewelcome-link=http://www.bewelcome.org/places/Norway/NO
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|food=Expensive. The further north you go, the more expensive.  
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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.
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Few train stations are open 24h, it can be handy for a warmer night in winter time (Oppdall, Mosjoen ...)
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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.
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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.
  
If you can, bring some food from the south (especially other countries).  
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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 ;)
  
''Update summer 2016: it seems that getting expired food for free from Kiwi doesn't work anymore (at least in 1 supermarket where it worked a year ago). Dumpster-diving is still very possible.''
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ENJOY YOUR TRIP !
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|bewelcome-link=http://www.bewelcome.org/places/Norway/NO
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|food={{thumb|Tons_of_walnuts_in_the_dumpster.jpeg|d=Perfectly edible and tasty walnuts noix de grenoble thrown away and waiting to be saved, check [[:trash:Norway|Trashwiki]] for info on [[dumpster diving]].}}
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Expensive. The further north you go, the more expensive. Fresh fruits and veggies are even more expensive, especially in the North.
  
[[File:Tons_of_walnuts_in_the_dumpster.jpeg|200px|thumb|right|Perfectly edible and tasty walnuts noix de grenoble thrown away and waiting to be saved]]
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If you can, bring some food from the south (especially other countries).
Also '''Norway has great dumpster-diving opportunities''' and it's easy to solely rely on that. In ''[[Kiwi]]'' you can go on a hunt for vegetables or fruits that simply differ from others, then show the ones you found to the employees and eventually get the "proper" or new product - and sometimes even the "bad" looking one - for free. Also the cinnamon and vanilla buns are worth checking if they are expired, usually there is at least one bag amongst them - or ten. You however do get any expired product for free if you find it in ''[[Kiwi]]''. As the supermarket does not want you to profit too much from it, you can barely find other things within the store nowadays. Furthermore the Norwegian government passed a new law in July 2014 according to which supermarkets are actually not allowed to give out expired products anymore. ''[[Kiwi]]'' seems to have a kind of special policy though. A few supermarkets and gas stations around smaller towns, especially further up North, will however still allow you to take their expired products if you are lucky.
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[[User:Guaka|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.  
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[[User:Fedecicco|Fede]] and his brother hitchhiked and dumpster-dived all across the country for 3 weeks, and paid very few money for food.
 
|connectivity=You can get free computer plus internet access in every public library.
 
|connectivity=You can get free computer plus internet access in every public library.
 
|busking=[[File:Norway_troll_busking.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|Busking on the most northern troll of continental Europe]]
 
|busking=[[File:Norway_troll_busking.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|Busking on the most northern troll of continental Europe]]
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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]]
 
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]]
|visa=Norway is part of Europe (not EU) and [[Schengen]] Agreement.
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|visa=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.
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Oslo is the capital of Norway, you will find most embassies and consulates there.
 
Oslo is the capital of Norway, you will find most embassies and consulates there.
 
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Norway is a country in Europe.

Transport

Find info on hitchhiking at Hitchwiki.

Everything is expensive in Norway.

If you want to travel cheap, it's best to avoid spending money completely, which Norway offers great opportunities for. See Hitchwiki for info on hitchhiking.

Companies

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Accommodation

Find info on hosp ex at Couchwiki.

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. For instance, 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 and stay there for 3 days. After 3 days you are required to move 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.

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 !

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Food

Find info on dumpster diving at Trashwiki.
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Perfectly edible and tasty walnuts noix de grenoble thrown away and waiting to be saved, check Trashwiki for info on dumpster diving.

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.

Connectivity

You can get free computer plus internet access in every public library.

Busking

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Busking on the most northern troll of continental Europe

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

Visa

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.

Cities

{{#ask:In country::Norway}}

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Travel destinations

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See media related to Norway.



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.

Enjoy it!

See also

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