Travel Advice for Norway
Norway
Capital: Oslo

Time Zone GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 during the summer)
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 47
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 095
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Oslo Police 112, Ambulance 113.
Tourist
Information
NORTRA (Norwegian Tourist Board) PO Box 2893, Solle, Drammensveien 40, 0230 Oslo, Norway. Tel (22) 925 200 Fax: (22) 560 505.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all except: Nationals of the EU holding a valid national ID card. Nationals of Austria, Finland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Switzerland, if holding a national ID card. NOTE: Expired passports can not be considered as valid travel documents. Requirements may be subject to change at short notice. Contact the relevant authority before travelling.
Visa
Information
Required by all except: Nationals of Australia, Canada, USA, the EU and Japan. Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland; Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Lesotho, Lithuania (for tourism only), Macau, Malawi, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Island, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Health
Information
Other Health Risks: Rabies is present on the island of Savlbard.
Food
& Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency Norwegian Krone (Nkr) = 100 Ýre.
NOTE: Import and export of local currency is limited to Nkr 25000.
All major credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques, preferably in US dollars, can be exchanged in banks, hotels and shops.
ATM availability: Over 2000 locations.
Cost of
Living
Relatively expensive as in the other Scandinavian countries.
Languages Norwegian. Lappish is spoken by Sami people in the North. The majority of people also speak English.
Weather Coastal areas have a moderate climate. Inland areas are more extreme with hot summers and cold winters.
Electricity 220 volts AC 50 Hz. Plugs are the continental 2 pin type.
Post 2 -4 days within Europe.
Transport RAIL: Connects main cities and Sweden. Substantial reductions can be gained through a 'Scanrail' pass.
ROAD: The road system is of variable quality especially in the North during freezing conditions.
BUS: Efficient service.
DOCUMENTATION: IDP or national driving licence is required along with the vehicles log book. A 'green card' is strongly recommended.
Special
Information
Punctuality is very important especially if invited to someone's home. Lunch is the main meal of the day, but it is often eaten as late as 17.00. Casual dress is acceptable everywhere during the day.