Norwegian krone (NOK)

Official languages

Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk), Sami in 6 municipalities


GMT + 1

Calling code


Area codes

Bergen: 5, Oslo: 2, Stavanger: 51, Tonsberg 33, Trondheim: 7

Internet TLD



Generally shops are open Monday–Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. Shopping centers are usually open longer. On Sundays most shops are closed.

National holidays

New Year’s Day   January 1
Easter   movable feast
Ascension Thursday   movable feast
Labour Day   May 1
Norwegian National Day   May 17
Christmas   December 25 & 26

National dish

Fiskesuppe – fish soup
Gravlaks – salmon cured in salt and sugar
Røkelaks – smoked salmon
Sildesalat – herring salad
Fiskeboller – fish balls
Fiskegrateng – fish au gratin
Dyrestek – roasted reindeer
Elgstek – roasted moose/elk
Får i kål – lamb and cabbage stew


Norway’s electricity runs on 230V/50Hz.


European Union, US, Canadian and Australian citizens do not need visa for entry into Norway (for stays of up to 90 days). Only a valid passport is required. Nationals of the Schengen zone need only national identity cards.

Useful numbers

Ambulance: 113
Fire Brigade: 110
Police: 112