Norway is a kingdom in the northern and western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula covering 380,000 sq. kms. The western coastline is deeply indented with numerous fjords and rocky islands. At the North Cape the sun does not set from the second week in May to the last week in July (midnight sun) but there is no apparent sunrise from 18 November to 23 January. Most of the population lives in the southeast of the country.

The climate is arctic in the northern highlands throughout the winter months with heavy snowfalls and strong winds. Conditions are milder along the coast due in part to the Gulf Stream. The temperatures in Oslo vary between minus 4°C in January and 17°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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