Norway destination information

All you need to know before visiting Norway

Norway summary

Norway is a medium sized country with around 5M Norwegian. Official languages are Norwegian and Sami. Norway uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Norway is Norwegian Krone (NOK).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 72
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 19

ATMs in Norway are Common. Internet speed in Norway is on average 18.8 Mbps. In Norway you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Oslo
🗣️ Norwegian Bokmål Norwegian Nynorsk Norwegian
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M ☀️ ~1 °C 🌧 ~83 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 324k km2 (125k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Norwegian Bokmål
  • Norwegian Nynorsk
  • Norwegian


Currency 💱

1 NOK = 0.1 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Card 💳

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.


Mobile Phone 📱

Norway uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Ambulance :


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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 .

international: + 47 7 1234567
calling local: 7 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Norway is on average 18.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Norway is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Norway you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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