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Norway international travel guide in 2023

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Norway 🇳🇴

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Norway is part of Europe with main city at Oslo. It's usually 🌤️ -5.24 °C in Norway with a rainfall of 🌧 69.32 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 Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~-5.24 °C   🌧 ~69.32 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
There were three shooting incidents by the same perpetrator in nightclubs in Oslo in the early hours of Saturday 25 June. Norwegian authorities raised the country’s terror threat to Level 5 - its highest level. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Norway.
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🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 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

💱 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.

📡 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 .

🛣️ 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

Fire department

Norway travel details

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