Baggage Shipping to Norway
Norway is a Scandinavian country situated on the North Sea and Arctic Ocean, bordering Finland, Sweden and Russia. It uses the Norwegian Krone as its currency and, although there are a large number of languages spoken in the country, Norwegian is the primary and official one. Norway has a huge amount of attractions for tourists, varying from modern and cosmopolitan towns and cities to fjord-filled coastline and snow-capped mountains. To find out more about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Norway, please see below:
Why Ship to Norway?
Norway is one of the most stunning and naturally beautiful countries you can visit, but many visitors find themselves wanting to spend more and more time there. If you’re planning a longer extended break in the country, or even if you’re relocating, you’re bound to have plenty of baggage that needs to be transported. Many tourists also find that their suitcases can be particularly heavy, being stuffed full with bulky winter wear, or they want to take their own skis and ski boots to partake in the winter sports on offer there.
If this sounds like you and you’re already worrying about taking all your bags and equipment with you on the plane, Send My Bag might be the answer you’re looking for. We can pick up your bag and deliver it to Norway, whether it’s an extra suitcase that you don’t want to pay extra for at the airport, or a pair of skis that will be difficult for you to carry.
Norway is a popular student destination, and Send My Bag can ship student luggage to Norway. Students can bring everything they need to set up home in Norway – from books, to clothes, and DVDs.
Ways of Shipping to Norway
If you are planning a ski trip to Norway, or if you are moving to Norway to work or study, or even to live permanently, you will need to find a way to transport all the items you need to take with you. There are various options for shipping to Norway, with some options being better suited to your circumstances than others. Here are a number of solutions for international shipping to Norway below:
Send Luggage to Norway
You can use the services of Send My Bag to send your luggage and boxes to Norway. You can save yourself a lot of upheaval by sending your possessions with Send My Bag, rather than dragging them through airports and onto public transport. This way, you can bring with you many more of your home comforts and keepsakes than you could if you brought them with you on a flight. You can also rest assured in the knowledge that your possessions are being looked after for you, allowing you to get on with exploring your new surroundings. To learn more about sending luggage to Norway, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
send golf clubs to Norway
In the spring/summer months you can enjoy playing golf in Norway at one of the 150+ courses there. The top rated courses are Miklagard, Oslo and Stravanger. It is easy to send your own golf clubs to Norway with Send My Bag, so that you can fully enjoy playing golf without having to hire unfamiliar golf clubs. Moreover, without dragging large golf bags behind you, you will find it much easier to travel to your final destination in Norway. You will also avoid fees for oversized baggage from your airline. So why not consider sending your golf clubs to Norway with Send My Bag? Make sure you find out how best to parcel up your golf clubs by reading Send My Bag's information on how to send golf clubs.
send your bike to Norway
Cycling is probably best enjoyed in the warmer months in Norway, but it is an activity well-worth doing as it allows you to fully appreciate the Norwegian landscape. Sending your bike to Norway is much easier than checking it into the hold of your plane. You will avoid oversized baggage fees and won't have to transport the bike to and from the airport. Your bike will need to be taken apart and properly packaged before being sent to Norway. To learn more about packaging your bike, see our information page on bike shipping.
Send skis to Norway
Norway is a fantastic skiing destination, with the ski season often lasting from autumn until spring, or even into the summer at some glacier locations! Popular resorts include Trysil, Hemsedal and Hafjell. You can avoid oversized baggage fees and the hassle of dragging your skis on public transport by shipping yours skis to Norway with Send My Bag. You will also appreciate being able to use your own trusty equipment. Find out more about ski shipping on our information page and learn about how to safely package your skis.
Removals to Norway
If you are attracted by Norway’s quality of living and are moving there permanently, you will have to consider international removals to Norway in order to transport all of your possessions. Before you give anything to the movers, however, make sure that all your items are carefully packaged so that they won’t get damaged in transit. Use suitable packaging for your possessions and seal everything up well.
Student shipping to Norway
If you are moving to Norway to study ? for a full degree course or just a term ? or, if you are going to Norway on a year abroad, you can ship your possessions with Send My Bag. You can send text books, novels, writing materials, clothes and DVDs to help you settle into life in Norway. Find out more about student removals here and learn about how to claim your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Norway
Sending a parcel to Norway is a great option if you have left something behind at home. You can just ask a friend to pop it in a box and send it on to you. Or your friends and family might want to send you a care package to Norway to help remind you of home, or even Christmas and birthday presents. This is a great idea for expats who have gone to settle in Norway or for students who are feeling a bit homesick. Send My Bag can send parcels internationally to Norway for you. Make sure you choose a sturdy box when sending a parcel to Norway and tape it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Take a look at our information page on how to send a parcel to find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items. And don’t forget to research Norway’s rules on shipping brand new items.
As well as sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Norway you could look into the following alternatives for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large, bulky items like furniture:
Air Freight to Norway
Bulky items like a desk or armchair could be sent to Norway using air freight. Sending items by air freight usually takes a couple of days, but can be pricey. How much you pay is dependent on the weight and size of your shipment. You will probably also have to use the services of a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you. And, you need to get your items to and from the airport. Costs could, therefore, be quite high. If you send internationally by air freight to Norway your items will likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Oslo, Bergen and Stravanger Airports.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Norway
Rather than air freight, you could choose sea freight or container shipping to transport your possessions to Norway. This is a good option if you don’t need your items immediately. Again, this option is usually used when shipping large bulky items, such as a console table or even a car. Sea freight usually means shipping items in large containers loaded onto cargo ships. It can be less expensive than air freight, but you will still need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports. So, the cost could be more than expected. When using container shipping to Norway your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports such as Bergen, Oslo or Trondheim.
Shipping Goods to Norway
When shipping goods to Norway you need to be aware of the current customs rules. You should know about any duty that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Norway, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Take a look at the section below on ‘What can I send to Norway? What items are restricted?’
Important Norway Customs Information
Norwegian customs normally only require a packing list detailing the contents of the shipment and a copy of the owner's passport to complete clearance.
Larger shipments of more than 3 pieces or exceeding a total weight of 75kg, and shipments with a high declared value, may require further information to be provided to customs before the shipment is approved for import. Typically this will be the Norwegian Social Security Number of the consignee and an additional declaration form however other details may be requested at customs discretion.
Should further information be needed, our courier partner in Norway will contact the consignee directly to request this. If they are unable to reach the consignee or do not receive the additional information required immediately, storage charges will be incurred of around 47 NOK per day. The consignee should therefore ensure they provide a local Norwegian contact number they can be reached on.
General Customs Information
Personal effects are usually viewed as used items that have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by Norwegian customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. You should keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts to Norway. Please make yourself aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.
Most countries offer a generous duty free allowance for personal effects and the majority of Send My Bag shipments worldwide will not be stopped by customs.
In order to show that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "3 x Pairs of Shoes, 3 x Denim Jeans, 4 x Cotton Blouse, and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 4 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
We advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations in Norway. You can find out more about customs by visiting our customs information page.
Shipping Gifts to norway
Norwegian customs allow gifts up to a value of 1000 NOK to be sent free from duties and taxes provided they are from private individual to private individual.
Where multiple gifts are being sent in the same consignment for multiple people, each person can receive a gift allowance up to 1000 NOK providing the gifts are individually wrapped and marked for the different intended recipients. On the packing list, each item listed will need to have a name next to the description of each gift as to clearly mark for customs who the intended recipient is.
What can I send to Norway? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase however for security and customs reasons certain items are prohibited.
On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:
- Shower gel.
- Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.
Flammable liquids such as nail varnish, perfume, aftershave, liquid deodorant and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.
Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
The following items are prohibited at all times:
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish, perfume & aftershave;
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any type of battery;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Norway we prohibit the sending of:
- Precious Metals & Stones.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
The climate of Norway can be extremely varied depending on the season and location. Due to some parts of Norway being very far North ‒ on the same latitude as Alaska, Greenland and Siberia, in fact ‒ winter can be very cold with temperatures dropping even below -40C. Summer, however, can reach comparatively high temperatures up to the high 20s. The northern parts of Norway experience long dark winters as well as midnight sun during the summer months.
The major tourist city in Norway is Oslo, known for its beautiful setting and for being very fashionable, with a fantastic cultural scene and buzzing nightlife. If you plan to head to the countryside of Norway, you’ll get to see spectacular mountains and fjords, and, if you are lucky, you could see the Northern Lights in the north. Many tourists flock to Norway for its winter sports, with the resorts of Hemsedal and Trysil being very popular among skiers and snowboarders.