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Norway
Information for Enrolled Students

Packing List

Warm layers are very important, as evening temperatures can dip down in the low 30’s.

Packing Tips

In the event that your luggage is delayed or lost in transit, we want you to be prepared. Therefore, wear tennis or hiking shoes on the plane. Plus, pack the following items from this packing list in your daypack / school backpack carry-on:

  • A change of clothes (underwear + t-shirt + shorts or pants)
  • Your rain jacket
  • Prescription medications & toothbrush
  • Passport, ID, money
  • Completed International Travel Authorization form

These items are already included in the packing list – they are not additional items!

Lodging

Sleeping

During your trip you will stay in a variety of accommodations: Tents, cabins, lodges, and hotels (all single gender).


Eating

Eating utensils (plates and cutlery) will be provided throughout the trip.

If you have any special dietary restrictions/ considerations, please contact the Moondance office for further information.

Immunizations

Routine Vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:
Chickenpox (Varicella)
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
Flu (influenza)
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
Polio
Shingles

Hepatitis A

Recommended for unvaccinated travelers one year old or older going to the country this trip visits.

Infants 6 to 11 months old should also be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. The dose does not count toward the routine 2-dose series.

Travelers allergic to a vaccine component or who are younger than 6 months should receive a single dose of immune globulin, which provides effective protection for up to 2 months depending on dosage given.

Unvaccinated travelers who are over 40 years old, immunocompromised, or have chronic medical conditions planning to depart to a risk area in less than 2 weeks should get the initial dose of vaccine and at the same appointment receive immune globulin.

Hepatitis B

Recommended for unvaccinated travelers younger than 60 years old traveling to the country this trip visits. Unvaccinated travelers 60 years and older may get vaccinated before traveling to the country.

Measles

Infants 6 to 11 months old traveling internationally should get 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine before travel. This dose does not count as part of the routine childhood vaccination series.

Rabies

Rabid dogs are commonly found in this country. If you are bitten or scratched by a dog or other mammal while in this country, there may be limited or no rabies treatment available.

Consider rabies vaccination before your trip if your activities mean you will be around dogs or wildlife.

Travelers more likely to encounter rabid animals include

Campers, adventure travelers, or cave explorers (spelunkers)
Veterinarians, animal handlers, field biologists, or laboratory workers handling animal specimens
Visitors to rural areas
Since children are more likely to be bitten or scratched by a dog or other animals, consider rabies vaccination for children traveling to this country.

Tick-borne Encephalitis

TBE vaccine is recommended for persons who will have extensive exposure to ticks based on their planned outdoor activities and itinerary.
TBE vaccine may be considered for persons who might engage in outdoor activities in areas ticks are likely to be found.

Click here to view a map of where Moondance groups will be traveling throughout Norway. Provide this information to your physician of choice (primary care physician, travel clinic, etc.) in order to get the most accurate suggestions for immunizations and vaccinations.

Click here to see what the CDC recommends for travelers in Norway.

Flights

Norway 1, June 25 - July 11

Arrive
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Sunday, June 25, 2023
  • Arrive before 3:55 PM
Depart
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023
  • Depart after 4:15 PM

Inbound Flight

DateFlightDeparture CityDeparture TimeArrival CityArrival Time
Sunday, June 25, 2023Scandinavian Airlines 908Newark, NJ (EWR)6:55 PMOslo-Gardermoen (OSL)8:20 am (6/26)

Outbound Flight

DateFlightDeparture CityDeparture TimeArrival CityArrival Time
Tuesday, July 11, 2023Scandinavian Airlines 246Bergen, Norway (BGO)8:00 AMOslo-Gardermoen (OSL)8:55 am (7/11)
Tuesday, July 11, 2023Scandinavian Airlines 907Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL)11:10 AMNewark, NJ (EWR)1:15 pm (7/11)

Norway 2 , July 13 - July 29, 2023

Arrive
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • Arrive before 3:55 PM
Depart
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • Depart after 4:15 PM

Inbound Flight

DateFlightDeparture CityDeparture TimeArrival CityArrival Time
Thursday, July 13, 2023Scandinavian Airlines 908Newark, NJ (EWR)6:55 PMOslo-Gardermoen (OSL)8:20 am (7/14)

Outbound Flight

DateFlightDeparture CityDeparture TimeArrival CityArrival Time
Saturday, July 29, 2023Scandinavian Airlines 238Bergen, Norway (BGO)6:00 AMOslo-Gardermoen (OSL)6:50 am (7/29)
Saturday, July 29, 2023Scandinavian Airlines 907Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL)11:10 AMNewark, NJ (EWR)1:15 pm (7/29)

We highly recommend that all students fly on the same flight to and from Newark (EWR).

• We also highly recommend making your flight reservation through our partnered travel agency, Exito. They are familiar with all Moondance flights. Please follow this link to start the booking process.

• Remember when booking your child’s flight to allow at least a 3-hour layover in any connecting airport to avoid missed connections or baggage delays

Moondance highly recommends that your child fly on the direct flight from Newark to Oslo. If your child chooses to fly with the group from Newark, it is imperative that every student arrives in Newark in a timely fashion. If one individual does not arrive in Newark on time to make the group flight, it can delay the entire trip.