Scuba Diving Norway
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Travel information about Norway
Norway is a Scandinavian country located in Europe that has a 385,252 square km (148,747 sq mi) and a total population of approximately 5,258,317. This country features mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. You can go fishing, skiing, and hiking at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort. It is also ranked as “The Happiest Country” in the world. Watch the spectacular Northern Lights appear in the skies of Norway between the months of October to March. Words can’t express how beautiful Norway is, it just leaves you speechless.
Capital city of Norway: Oslo
Best times to visit Norway: All year-round is best to visit Norway depending on the activities you wanted to do. Just don’t go on Novembers for it is cold there and dark.
How to get to Norway: There are lots of flights scheduled for Norway. Just be ready to change planes at some point.
Visa requirements for Norway: US citizens and other countries don’t need a visa when entering Norway for 90 days; however, a passport valid for 6 months and a return ticket are required.
Currency of Norway: Norwegian krone (NOK) is the currency of Norway.
Official Language of Norway: Norwegian is the official language of Norway.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Norway
There are 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway and 5 on their tentative list.
- Bryggen (1979)
- Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site (2015)
- Rock Art of Alta (1985)
- Røros Mining Town and the Circumference (1980, 2010)
- Struve Geodetic Arc (2005)
- Urnes Stave Church (1979)
- Vegaøyan – The Vega Archipelago (2004)
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.