Practical Information in Norway
Opening hours in Norway
In general the opening hours in Norway are very similar to the most other Western European countries. So do not hesitate to go on shopping for the many exciting souvenirs and brands in Norway.
Weather in Norway
Compared to the high latitude, Norway has a mild climate, because of the influence of the warm Gulf Stream.
Internet & Wifi & Phones
Wireless hotspots are just about everywhere in the bigger cities or towns in Norway. Places like gas stations, city centres, cafés, shopping centres, hotels, etc.. though not all access is free.
Bank & Currency in Norway
Bank Banks open Monday to Friday at 8.15am and remain open until 3.30pm, and 6pm on Thursdays.
In Norway the most easy way to change money are banks near tourist information centres. There are some places, however, the only way to exchange money is at post offices, where the exchange fee might be as high as NOK 75 (approx. €9.50 or $12.20 USD).
You can see current conversion rates here
Currency Name of Norwegian Currency is Krone, and often represented either as NOK (preceding the number), Nrk (preceding the number) or simply kr (following the amount). One N...
Credit Cards in Norway
ATM Mini banks (the Norwegian name for ATMs) can be found adjacent to many banks and near busy public places, like shopping centres and central train stations. You can withdraw cash using major credit cards or Cirrus, Visa Electron or Plus debit cards with a 4-digit PIN. Banking fees for ATM withdrawals and foreign transactions vary widely, so please check the rates with your bank.
Credit & Debit Cards In general, the most known cards as Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Diners Club and American Express are widely accepted throughout Norway. Also things like buying train ...
To and from Oslo Int. Airport
Here you find some tips for transportation to and from the airport in the capital in Norway.
What to Pack - Norway
In Norway, no matter the season, you should always bring a variety of sensible layers to add or remove according to the temperature.
Driving in Norway
Driving is one of the best ways to discover modern architecture, experience fantastic fjords, mountain and coastal scenery.
Safety in Norway
General safety tips to help you stay safe in Norway's great outdoors
1. There are no sign posts that will alert you of possible dangers, so look after yourself and try not to put yourself in unsafe situations.
2. Do not underestimate bad Norwegian weather. Check the weather forecast before you go into the outdoors for the period you will be gone.
3. Take advice from people who know the area you are planning to visit, especially locals.
4. Bring the right equipment and clothing, and get tips on first aid.
5. Sign in/sign out: Leav...
Norway is like Sweden a country including big distances. Norway has a modern and well developed public transport system containing train, flight, bus, car, taxi etc.
Trains are comfortable and efficient with modern design to deal with all kind of weather, which can be rough. Roads and motorways are by international standards and normally relative free and the only problem sometimes are deer or elk crossing the road.
Norway are well organized and developed regarding regional airports around the country, so of course the quickest way for travel, but also the mo...
Emergency in Norway
Get information about finding emergency telephone numbers for fire, police, ambulance and rescue at sea.
In the event of an emergency, please call:
•110 - Fire
•112 - Police
•113 - Ambulance
•120 - Emergency at open sea
•1412 TDD (textphone for the deaf or hearing impaired).
All major communities in Norway has Post offices.
Business hours are usually 9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday.
Regarding buying stamps you will find that many hotels, grocery stores, bookstores or tourist centres also sell stamps.
For more information, call + 47 21316260
In Norway pharmacies are called Apotek.
Most are open Monday - Saturday 09:00/10:00 – 17:00/18:00 and closed on Sundays.
When you’re visiting Norway the tourist guiding service has highly standard.
The local tourist information offices have deep knowledge about adventures in their local area.
Pay them a visit during your stay, or contact them in advance to get good advice. They can help regarding accommodations, maps, hotels, brochures etc….