Welcome to the Wefugees Community and thank you for reaching out to us.
Sorry for the rather late reply. I assume that we saw low response on your question so far, as there is no "Yes" or "No" answer to it. In that sense there is no "correct way to proceed" if it comes to the application for asylum. Governments in these days unfortunately don't open the possibility for people in need for international protection to apply for asylum or for humanitarian visa in there embassies, for instance. Therefore, affected people are often forced to cross borders/immigrate in irregular ways.
If you have the chance to get a tourist visa, this might be one of the few opportunities to cross borders safely - even if the issuing for the visa was based on another reason. As you can see, it is very difficult to "recommend" a way and governments are also dealing with these kind of procedures in different ways. I am also not familiar with Norwegian immigration rules. However, from my personal perspective, it is somehow one of the few safe ways to seek protection for people in need. Would you agree dear @alla_fka? All the best,