Norway–Sweden relations

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Norway-Sweden relations
Map indicating locations of Norway and Sweden


Diplomatic mission
Embassy of Norway in StockholmEmbassy of Sweden in Oslo
Ambassador Anne K. LundAmbassador Axel Wernhoff

dissolution of the union

Sweden has an embassy in Oslo and 14 consulates, in Ålesund, Arendal, Bergen, Bodø, Hamar, Hammerfest, Kirkenes, Mandal, Moss, Narvik, Porsgrunn, Stavanger, Tromsø and Trondheim.[1] Norway has an embassy in Stockholm and three consulates, in Gothenburg, Malmö and Sundsvall.

Both countries are full members of the Council of Europe and the Nordic Council. There are around 44,773 Swedes living in Norway[2] and 41,062 Norwegians living in Sweden.[3]

International border

Crossing the border between Sweden and Norway is relatively simple. No passport is required due to the Nordic Passport Union and there are no physical border obstructions. However, since Norway is not part of the European Union customs controls can be made if traveling by car to prohibit smuggling. Foreign citizens requiring visa to either state are not allowed to cross the border legally without applying for visa again. There are no restrictions on non-felon Swedish and Norwegian people's rights to live in the neighbouring country.

  • Embassy of Norway in Stockholm

    Embassy of Norway in Stockholm

  • Embassy of Sweden in Oslo

    Embassy of Sweden in Oslo

European Union

Sweden joined the EU in 1995. Norway has never been a member of the EU.


While Norway was one of the founding members of NATO, Sweden has never been a member of NATO.

See also


  1. ^ "Norway". Regeringskansliet. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  2. ^ Statistics Norway
  3. ^[dead link]