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Do foreigners in Iceland need a visa to visit Norway?

You do not need a visa to visit Norway if you:

  • are visiting Iceland on a valid Schengen visa. Then you can use the same visa for a visit to Norway, as long as you are respecting the period of validity of that visa.
  • have a valid residence permit (or green card) in Iceland or another Schengen country. Then you do not need a visa for visiting Norway.
  • are a citizen of a specified number of countries from whom a visa is not required. A list of those countries whose citizens do not require a visa for entry to Norway can be found here.
  • This is, however, only applicable for short-term visas up to three months, and you are not allowed to take paid employment during your stay in Norway if you are not a citizen from a Nordic or an EEA-country (the 15 EU member countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).
  • For other permits, such as work permits, residence permits etc., please see the article "I want to move to Norway" on our web site.

Only in very special circumstances is it possible to prolong your Schengen visa while you are still in the Schengen area. Normally you are requested to return to your country of origin and apply for a new visa at the nearest Schengen embassy there.

As a general rule, the Norwegian Embassy in Reykjavík will therefore not accept visa applications at the Embassy, nor will the Embassy receive them on behalf of other Norwegian embassies in countries outside the Schengen area.

If you have a problem with your Schengen visa while you are staying in Iceland, please contact the police or the Icelandic Immigration Authorities:

Borgartúni 30, 105 Reykjavík
Phone: 510-5400, Fax: 562-3375

For further information on the Norwegian Immigration regulations you can contact:

Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
P.O. Box 8108 Dep.
N-0032 Oslo
Phone + 47 23 35 15 00