Norway international travel guide

Landscape view of Norway

Norway 🇳🇴

Norway is part of Europe with main city at Oslo. It's usually 🌤️ 1.48 °C in Norway with a rainfall of 🌧 109.09 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Norway. Internet speed in Norway is on average 18.8 Mbps. In Norway you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Norwegian Krone. The languages spoken are Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk and Norwegian. Automatic teller machines are common in Norway. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~1.48 °C   🌧 ~109.09 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

Norway has border restrictions in place. Travellers from Denmark, Finland and Iceland may enter, as well as EEA citizens who are visiting spouses, immediate family members or grandparents/grandchildren. Borders are otherwise closed to foreign travellers who don't have Norwegian residency or a work permit, though some exemptions may apply. Airports are operational and you can transit through Gardermoen (Oslo) Airport, but expect travel delays. A quarantine period of 10 days will apply to residents entering Norway unless returning from Denmark, Finland, or Iceland. Most Norwegian ports won't allow disembarkation of cruise ship passengers. Check with your travel provider about disruptions. We advise: Do not travel to Norway.

issued date: July 7, 2020

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Norway uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk and Norwegian

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Norway uses the Norwegian krone (symbol: kr), code NOK.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 kroner. Krone is subdivided into 100 øres. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 kroner.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Norway (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Norway. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Norway. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts almost never include a service charge.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Norway is on average 18.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Norway is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 126.16 NOK, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Telenor or Telia. Norway uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Norway upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Norway, dial +, then 47 (the country code for Norway), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Norway, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 7 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Norway you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways, 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on motorways and 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on expressways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.02%.

🆘 Emergency

Police

991

Ambulance

907

Fire department

939

Useful Information
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Last updated: October 18, 2020

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