Infectious measures on our attractions and activities
We have implemented several measures to secure you as a guest and our employees in the unfortunate situation we are in:
- We have measures to prevent the spread of infection to our destinations and activities based on requirements from the authorities and recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
- We follow the authorities' recommendations on green, yellow, and red levels (the traffic light model) on infection in the population and make continuous risk assessments on the scaling of measures related to risk.
- We have routines and guidelines for measures in case of suspicion or infection of employees or guests.
Our measures of the various attractions, activities, and accommodations:
- Visitor Center in Flåm
- Accommodation & Restaurants
- The Flåm Railway (Flåm Utvkling)
- Boats (The Fjords)
- Busses (Flåm Bilutleie)
- Shuttle Bus (Aurland-Flåm-Gudvangen)
- Stegastein Viewpoint
- hiking Bus Aurland valley
- Fjord & Mountain Bus (Flåm-Gudvangen-Myrkdalen)
- Rib (FjordSafari) Nærøyfjord
- Bike Rental (Flåm Bike Rental – For Haugastøl Toutrist Center)
General information Coronavirus and travelling to Norway
To limit the spread of the coronavirus mutation, the Norwegian borders are closed until the end of February. Only Norwegian nationals and foreign nationals who reside in Norway will be permitted to enter the country during this period, with a few exemptions.
Updated 11 February 2021
Norway’s strict entry rules are extended
Due to the outbreak of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, the Norwegian government has decided to close the borders to prevent spreading this virus.
The new and much stricter entry rules took effect at 12 a.m. Friday 29 January 2021 and will last until the end of February. During this period, only Norwegian nationals and foreign nationals that reside in Norway will be allowed to enter the country.
There are a few exemptions, for instance for journalists, seafarers, and foreign nationals who perform commercial transport of goods and passengers.
For a full list of people who can no longer enter the country, as well as a full list of exemptions, see the government’s press release about the stricter entry rules.
In addition to the exemptions mentioned in the press release above, the government announced on 10 February that it will introduce an application-based scheme to allow businesses to bring necessary, business-critical personnel into the country.
It is important to note that these entry rules are in addition to the already existing border control system.
Mandatory COVID-19 tests
Anyone arriving from “red” countries must present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test certificate when they arrive in Norway. The test must be taken within 24 hours of departure. You can be denied entry if you cannot provide this documentation.
All persons who travel to Norway from a country with a high level of transmission (“red countries”) must take a mandatory COVID-19 test at the Norwegian border, including Norwegian citizens.
Note that border crossings that do not have the capacity to test incoming travellers will be closed.
Due to the coronavirus mutation, travellers from certain countries are also required to undergo a PCR test at the Norwegian border.
For detailed information about the updated rules for testing, see the government's press release from 23 January.
Note that some of the rules outlined above do not apply to people in transit or people who frequently cross the border into Norway from Sweden and Finland to work.
Registration of arrival to Norway
To help with disease detection and tracking, you will also have to register your entry to Norway on the Government’s website before you arrive. If you do not wish to register online, you can submit a paper-based form to the police at the border control.
People travelling to Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, with a few exceptions for people travelling for work. Note that as of 25 January, there are fewer exemptions and also an increase in the testing requirements that apply to persons subject to exemptions.
If you travel to Norway and do not have a place of residence, you must stay in quarantine at a hotel for 10 days after arrival. The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for both private individuals (adults) and employers.
For more information about rules and exemptions, see The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s official website or the Government’s Q&A page, which answers questions about entry to Norway. If you don’t have to stay at a quarantine hotel, it is important to remember that you still have to complete your 10-day quarantine at a suitable place. You should also avoid close contact with others in that residence, for instance, your family.
More detailed information
On the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website, you’ll find a colour-coded map and the latest information about quarantine regulations. It also includes information for workers from Sweden and other countries in the EU/EEA/Schengen area that arrive in Norway. The page will be updated at least every second week.
Please notice that both national and local rules and regulations related to the coronavirus and travelling in Norway change frequently and on short notice. All travellers, both international and domestic, are therefore encouraged to seek out the most updated information by visiting the relevant websites. You should also follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, and respect regulations in place.
Due to the corona situation, there might be restrictions in the Norwegian ski resorts this winter. Do not visit our resorts if you feel unwell or are in quarantine. Make sure you read up on Fnugg’s corona measures in Norwegian ski resorts before you start planning your ski holiday.
For further details on who can travel to Norway, how you can travel to get here, quarantine rules, and Q&A, see the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)’s official website.
For health advice, useful links, and other relevant information, see The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s official website (helsenorge.no).
For the latest information and advice about the coronavirus situation and travel for Norwegians, see the Government’s official website.
For updated information related to travel and COVID-19, see The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website.
Source: www.visitnorway.com | Updated 11 February 2021