While the fjords are Norway’s most famous feature, this scenic northern European country also offers superb skiing, cosmopolitan cities, Arctic wildlife and much more. Whether you’re enjoying a city break in Oslo, taking a fjord cruise or watching orcas in the far north, use Luggage Mule’s Norway shipping service to make your journey convenient and hassle-free.
Customs: Meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets. Check the Norwegian Customs Service website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £42.99!
Shipping times: 4 working days
Flights: Flights to Norway usually take about two hours. Nearly all international airlines provide a service to Norway but flights from the Australasia and Pacific region usually involve at least one change. Major gateways include Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger.
Currency: Norwegian krone (kr)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens do not need a visa to travel to Norway. Other nationalities will need to apply for a visa. Check the VFS Global website for details.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+1.
Packing for Norway
Summers in the south of Norway can get hot, so bring suncream, sunglasses and a hat. However, even during high season from June to August the weather can be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to have a light waterproofs and fleece too, as well as robust shoes. If you’re heading to the far north or travelling in the winter season (October through to April) you can expect snow and low temperatures. Multiple layers, a scarf, gloves and a warm thick coat are essentials. And it goes without saying that you’ll need a camera to capture those jaw-dropping Norwegian landscapes.
Ship your bike to Norway
With spectacular hills, mountains and forests and a good road network, Norway is a popular destination for road and mountain bike riders alike. If you’re touring, check out Norway’s ten official national cycling routes; if you’re a serious MTB rider, head to Hafjell Bike Park in the Gubrandsdalen region. For a mix of road cycling and fjords, try tackling part of the long-distance Coastal Highway (Kystriksveien). You’ll be in for some steep climbs and downhills wherever you cycle, but Norway’s scenery always repays the effort. With Luggage Mule’s Norway bike shipping service, your bike will be waiting for you when you arrive, so all you have to do is start riding.
Ship your skis to Norway
Norway’s ski resorts run across the south of the country in a belt, from adventure sport hotspot Voss in the west to the family-friendly Trysil resort in the east. In between there’s remarkable variety, including Olympic-level downhill runs near Lillehammer, a ski-kiting scene in historic Geilo, and even a small ski area just 20 minutes from central Oslo. Use Luggage Mule’s Norway ski shipping service to send your ski gear ahead of you, so you can travel stress-free and get on the slopes as soon as you arrive.
Ship your golfing gear to Norway
You might not associate Norway with golf, but you’d be surprised what the country has to offer. Some of the best golfing can be found in and around Oslo, with many courses within two hours’ drive of the city. Try Oslo Golf Club on the shores of Bogstad Lake, or Miklagard, just 10 minutes’ drive from Oslo airport. For an unusually rugged golf experience, head to Lofoten archipelago in the north, where the Lofoten Links course tests your skills among jagged rocks, tidal pools and sandy beaches. It’s open 24 hours a day during ‘midnight sun’ season (May to July). Wherever you plan to play, Luggage Mule can ship your golf gear to Norway at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to try out these superb courses with your own clubs.
What to ship home from Norway
Norwegian souvenir-buying is all about authentic, hand-crafted items and speciality foods. Look out for traditional knitwear from famous brands such as Dale of Norway and Oleana, Viking-themed pieces such as drinking bowls, and hunting and foraging knives. On the foodie front, think smoked or cured fish, reindeer jerky and cloudberry jams and syrups, made with the distinctive bright orange berries. Fenaknoken in Oslo’s city hall is a great place to pick up traditional food items. Luggage Mule’s Norway luggage shipping service gives you a generous 30kg allowance, so whatever you want to bring home, you’ll have plenty of room to pack it.