Travel to Beautiful Norway – On a Budget

Welcome to Norway On a Budget

The only online resource dedicated to helping tourists who want to travel Norway on a budget!

Norway is famous for its mountains, fjords, and all around amazing scenery. Every year tourists from all over the world come to experience the midnight sun, the northern lights, the excellent winter sport facilities and the seemingly endless coastline with its charming towns and majestic fjords.

However, Norway is ranked one of the most expensive countries in the world, and making your holiday-expenses fit your budget will require some local knowledge and a bit of planning. Traveling to Norway on a budget is not easy, but definitely possible.

Start planning your vacation with the help from some great books, such as: insight guides
Lonely Planet Norway by Anthony Ham 5th (fifth) Edition (6/1/2011)

Oslo on a Budget: Money-Saving Tips for the Savvy Traveller

The Rough Guide to Norway

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway

Rick Steves’ Snapshot Norway

Norway (Insight Guides)



Be sure to check out our “Budget Example: 1 week” for actual costs involved in traveling a week to three cities in Norway.

Pulpit rock, Credit: L.C.Nøttaasen
Pulpit rock, Credit: L.C.Nøttaasen

Norway has excellent public transport, fantastic camp sites and several other options that can make your stay in Norway far more affordable. Even though Norwegian hotels are amongst the priciest in Europe, there are suitable options for every budget. If you are planning to travel to Norway on a budget, check our budget accommodation recommendations.

A lot of hotel chains have campaigns and special offers that can prevent you from spending a fortune. Although food and drinks don’t come cheap in restaurants, bars and cafes, there are ways to cut your costs.

You can find moderately priced places to eat in most cities, or save a lot by preparing your own food with store bought groceries from supermarkets in Norway.

There are also lots of things to do in Norway that are free, or approximately free, like enjoying the amazing nature.

A great offer that few tourists know about is the “Fjordpass”. Its a great discount card that costs only 150NOK and it gives you discounts to hotels, rental cars and activities. The Fjordpass is a must-have if your traveling to Norway on a budget.

To read more about the Fjorpass, click here.


There is also a discount card specific to Oslo, the Oslo Pass,  which can be bought for periods of 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours.


If you want some quick tips check out the “10 quick budget tips” list to travel Norway on a budget!


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Pictures of Norway


Credit: Moyan_Brenn Flickr
Credit: Moyan_Brenn Flickr


Credit: supervillain Flickr
Credit: supervillain Flickr


Credit: Marcus Hansson
Credit: Marcus Hansson


Credit: Jneilson23 Flickr