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How Safe Is Norway?

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Norway


Norway is one of the safest countries in Europe and also one with some of the lowest crime figures in the world. Of course, this does not mean there is absolutely no need to be careful while visiting this fantastic country.

Like we mentioned, crime levels in Norway are low, but assaults and muggings have been on the increase lately. Petty crime happens sometimes, usually in large cities and in areas that are teaming with tourists. For instance, railway stations and airports in and around Oslo are particularly popular among pickpockets and thieves.

Weapon-related crimes are very rare in Norway and they are usually gang related. Certain parts of eastern Oslo are particularly singled out as potentially dangerous areas where you need to be extra careful when visiting.

Norway has a modern road network, but there are roads which are narrow and winding and which can be dangerous during winter months. Avalanches have also been on the rise in the last few years and when traveling to areas where they might happen, you need to be more alert.

On average, Norway is an extremely safe country with an efficient and uncorrupt police force which will always do their best to help you.

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