Norway Travel Budget - Visit Norway on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Norway?

You should plan to spend around $121 (kr1,283) per day on your vacation in Norway. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $33 (kr347) on meals
  • $19 (kr203) on local transportation
  • $124 (kr1,320) on hotels

A one week trip to Norway for two people costs, on average, $1,690 (kr17,956). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Norway cost?

A one week trip to Norway usually costs around $845 (kr8,978) for one person and $1,690 (kr17,956) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Norway on average costs around $1,690 (kr17,956) for one person and $3,381 (kr35,912) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Norway will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Norway on average costs around $3,622 (kr38,478) for one person and $7,244 (kr76,955) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Norway?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Norway is $429 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Norway expensive to visit?

Norway is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Norway is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Montenegro or Latvia.

For more details, see Is Norway Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Norway?

The average Norway trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Norway travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr1,320 ($124)
Local Transportation 1 kr203 ($19)
Food 2 kr347 ($33)
Entertainment 1 kr184 ($17)
Alcohol 2 kr47 - 142 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Norway
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Norway is $62 (kr660). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Norway is $124 (kr1,320). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Norway

Looking for a hotel in Norway? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Norway based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $120. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Norway
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Norway is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (kr203) per person, per day, on local transportation in Norway.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Norway are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Norway, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Tram Ticket

Food Budget in Norway
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Norway can vary, the average cost of food in Norway is $33 (kr347) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Norway should cost around $13 (kr139) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Norway is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Norway
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Norway typically cost an average of $17 (kr184) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Norway
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Norway is $4.71 (kr50), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Norway
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $8.89 (kr94) on alcoholic beverages in Norway per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Norway
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $4.20 (kr45) on bottled water in Norway per day. The public water in Norway is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024
Norway On a Budget
Norway A fishing village in the Lofoten Islands, Norway
Norway, in the Scandinavia region of Europe, is the both the northern most and western most country of the region. It spreads out between the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Ocean and has some of Europe's most breathtaking landscapes. It's very easy to lose yourself in this country's dramatic backdrop. The fjords, inlets, and bays are absolutely splendid. You can see wildlife throughout the countryside, anything from otters to moose and badgers are found in this area. Head to the Tromso mountains in the Arctic Circle or explore quintessential Scandinavian cities like Oslo. Norway is a true escape for nature lovers, historians, and culture buffs alike.

The area is known for its liberal mindset, and strong stance on environmentalism. This is reflected in everything from the county's politics to it's architecture and city layout. Green infrastructure is integrated into cities all over the country and the people are justifiably proud of the progressive steps forward they have taken.

Norway is also known as one of the most expensive countries in Europe. Accommodation, food, and transportation can all be quite pricey. Whether you're in the city or countryside, you can expect to spend a good amount on travel, but there are a few tips that can help you save some money. In particular, food can be quite pricey here. Consider cooking at least some of your own meals. Go vegetarian and you'll save even more money by not purchasing meat. If you do eat out, your cheapest options will be shwarma or pizza. Norway is also a great country to try couchsurfing. Hotels are very expensive so a free place to stay with a friendly host is always hard to turn down. Like elsewhere in Europe, it will also cost you less if you book your transportation well in advance. Sometimes the costs are as little as half as much as last minute tickets.
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Top Tourist Attractions
The North Cape: At Europe's northern end, you'll find the North Cape, which gives visitors amazing views from an incredible cliff setting in a unique climate. The cape is sits at the point where the Norwegian Sea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean, meets the Barents Sea, which is part of the Arctic Ocean
Bryggen Wharf: In the city of Bergen you'll find this wonderful historic wharf with Hanseatic buildings that date back to the 14th century. It's also free place to visit, which helps in a typically expensive country.
The Geirangerfjord: With its stunning views, waterfalls, and cliffs, this area is a must see in Norway. It's popular with tourists, and is included on many Scandinavian cruises. It's beauty has made it one of the most visited parts of the country and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Plenty of other amazing sights can be found in Norway. For even more information on this beautiful country, check out this great guide to visiting Norway on your own.

Popular Foods
Gravlaks: Similar to smoked salmon, this salmon dish is cured with salt and sugar and seasoned with dill as well as other herbs and spices. It's often thinly sliced and served on either potatoes or breads as an appetizer.
Farikal: Farikal (recipe) is a mutton stew dish made with cabbage and commonly served during the fall months. It's slow cooked for several hours and then served along side of boiled potatoes. It was originally created in the western part of the country but is now enjoyed throughout the country. There is even a Farikal Feast Day on the last Thursday of September every year.
Torsk: This poached cod dish is prepared and served with boiled potatoes and butter. There are any number of recipes for its preparation but some may include ingredients such as carrots, bacon, roe, and cod liver.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.