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SafeAround has compiled information from numerous sources make sure you have a safe trip in Norway and be aware of all potential dangers.
Is Norway a Safe or Dangerous Country?Norway is a very very safe country. It is ranked 9th on the ranking of world's safest countries. Here is some advice about general safety about the country. Scroll down to see specific advice on Oslo. The greatest danger in Norway comes from the harsh environmental conditions, especially during winter and in the Northern part of the country. Tourists die every year hiking in the mountains or on the sea because of a lack of experience or equipment. Waterfalls can be dangerous too, and the weather can go from sunny to a huge storm very quickly in summer. In Svalbard, Polar bears often attack, maim or kill incautious tourists: never go out alone. In case of emergency, call the 112 toll free number.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Norway is very safe country. It is ranked 9th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Norway, especially Oslo and Bergen. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed. Take a look at the city maps to see the most frequent pickpockets locations.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Norway is an averagely safe country regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Stay out of the dangerous zones shown on the map.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Oslo. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Transports and official taxis are generally very safe in Norway.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards (geological, meteorological) in Norway.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Norway has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert since other countries in Europe have been targeted.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Norway is generally very safe for women travelers.