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Travel advice for Odd vs. Ballymena United
Uploaded Saturday, 24th Jun, 2017 at 17:15

CATHY Brenne, consular officer of the British Embassy in Oslo, has kindly put together some information for Ballymena United and our fans.
Date: Thursday 29th June

Venue: Skagerak Arena, Skien, Norway

Time: Kick-off is 7:00pm local time

  • Please read our Travel advice for Norway

  • British citizens do not need visas for entry to Norway

  • Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. Ensure that next of kin details are kept up to date.

  • Remember to bring your valid EHIC card

  • Keep your money and passport safe (Norway can be expensive)

  • Take out comprehensive travel insurance before you leave

  • Drinking in the street, non-designated pub or restaurant areas is prohibited in Norway

  • Don't get involved with drugs, the penalties are severe. Drugs and drink driving laws are stricter in Norway than in the UK. Possession of even small quantities can lead to heavy fines and/or imprisonment.
  • Skagerak Arena is located approximately 1.2 km north-west of Skien's city centre which overlooks the Hjellevannet body of water.

  • Directions from Skien town center to Skagerak Arena


  • We recommend that you arrive early for the match

  • Away supporters enter at the city centre side of stadium

  • You will be subject to a body search before entering the ground

  • Fireworks, flares, alcohol, poles for flags and any item that can be used as a weapon or thrown onto the pitch will not be allowed into the ground

  • Drinking alcohol at football matches is generally prohibited in Norway

  • Police and security staff have the authority to deny entry into the stadium to spectators under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • Obey instructions from stadium security to avoid being removed from the stadium and detained by the police

  • If something goes wrong

    The emergency number for police is 112, ambulance is 113 and fire services are 110.

    As in any other cities, beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers in public areas - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in the hotel safety deposit box.

    If your passport is lost or stolen, you should contact the consular section of theBritish Embassy in Oslo as soon as possible.

    You may need to apply for an emergency travel document (ETD). Please note we are only able to issue Emergency travel documents (ETD) in Oslo. The fee for an ETD is 95 payable by local currency or Visa/MasterCard credit cards. You'll need to submit one passport photo in colour and a paper copy of your flight details when you apply.


    Please note that you need to book an appointment before you visit the embassy. The contact details for our consular sections are:

    Address: British Embassy Oslo, Thomas Heftyes Gate 8, 0244 Oslo

    Tel: +47 23 13 27 00

    Email: oslo.consular@fco.gov.uk

    To get an appointment: Click here to get our booking tool