Hey folks need some help and advice here. Following 2 years of immobility and operations ill soon be healed up and whole again so me and SWMBO (water gypsy) have decided tae live the dream and go trekking in Norway
we will be mainly WWOOFing and then wild camping in between WWOOF hosts to explore as much of Norway as possible. This way we can cover a lot of ground and only need to use our savings for food in-between and some bus/train trips. as its been so long since either of us travelled abroad we need advice on travelling technicalities etc.
Looking at the Norwegian embassy and government sites it seems we do not need visas so long as we are travelling as tourists for up to 6 months? i think we must be able to prove we have 500 NOK for each day we plan to stay. It says we can then do another six months as long as there is a break between the two so do you think we would be okay for up to 12 months as long as we are not working or living etc or should we cross over to Sweden/Finland for a while and then cross back to Norway to break up the 6 month periods? I cant find seem to find this information again :s
For those who travel to Norway for their expeditions do you take some sort of travel insurance? Any advice on that would be appreciated
money is another issue. We have our savings for travelling but we are not entirely sure on the safest way to carry it. As we will be there as long as possible until our money runs out we don’t want to carry it all in cash so advice here is needed again. Travellers checks or are there any decent travelling debit accounts that are viable?
Any other advice or tips on travelling and exploring would help such as hunting (could we trap rabbits or fish in lakes etc) and if there are any sort free cabins similar to the bothy system we have in Scotland.
i should add that this is not intended as a hardcore expedition. We will be staying with wwoof hosts to improve our working and language skills and using these hosts as a base and then travelling between hosts whilst wild camping. On another thread i found a good map system to plan routes so it will be a case of planning routes in between wwoof hosts and stocking up on food for each small journey. We just want to make sure we are there perfectly legally, are able to travel as we please and that our money is safe!
Any sort of advice or useful links to check out on Norway would be great feel free to PM me or water gypsy too. We aren’t going anytime soon so have a few months to plan it all safely (even if I’ve been planning it in my head for years!)