DOS AND DON’TS

SIX THINGS TO RE­MEM­BER WHILE YOU’RE IN NOR­WAY

What's On (Abu Dhabi) - - TRAVEL // NORWAY -

DO

Pre­pare to lose track of time. Dur­ing sum­mer, your body clock won’t know what’s hit it, es­pe­cially if you stay up to see the mid­night sun. Bright sun­light in the early hours tricks you into think­ing it’s 5pm not 5am.

DO

Get ready to eat a lot of seafood. Even if you’re not the big­gest fan you sim­ply must try the lo­cal cui­sine, which is of­ten caught just hours be­fore it’s on your plate.

DO

Take the fu­nic­u­lar rail­way to get the best view of Ber­gen. The ca­ble car takes you straight to the top of the peak giv­ing you a stun­ning panoramic view.

DON’T

For­get to pack your ther­mals, when you think you’ve got enough, pack an­other layer. Even though the sun’s out all the time you’ll still feel the cold – es­pe­cially if you’re es­cap­ing the UAE sum­mer. The aver­age tem­per­a­ture in July in Nor­way is just 20°C.

DON’T

Ex­pect to come home with much money. The liv­ing wage in Nor­way is high, which is re­flected in the prices of goods and ser­vices – so be pre­pared to spend.

DON’T

Be crit­i­cal of the lo­cal cul­ture. A cruise along Nor­way’s coast­line can lit­er­ally feel like be­ing a dif­fer­ent world – eat­ing whale for in­stance might seem un­eth­i­cal to you, but it’s nor­mal in Nor­way.

North­ern Lights (aurora)

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