Norway Travel information

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Passport

Norway takes part in the Schengen co–operation and citizens of countries within the Schengen area do not have to show their passport when visiting Norway. But we still recommended that everybody brings their passport to Norway. Svalbard is not a part of the Schengen area, so all foreign visitors need to bring the passport to there.

For some visitors a visa is required as well.

For information about visa requirements and application procedures visit your nearest: Norwegian Embassy or Consulate

 

Currency

The Norwegian currency is “kroner” and “øre” ( NOK ).

Find out the exchange rate here:  http://www.norges-bank.no/en/

 

Restaurant prices

Main course in a budget restaurant: About NOK 100 – 150

Main course in a more upmarket restaurant: About NOK 220 – 300.

A glass of beer: About NOK 60 – 120

Milk: About NOK 16

Bread: About NOK 35

Bottle of red wine (from the Vinmonopolet): From NOK 80

 

Cash

You will find ATMs everywhere in towns and cities.
In more rural areas you will find ATMs in some petrol stations and kiosks.

Banks are generally open from 9 am to 3:30-4:00 pm from Monday to Friday. Some banks might be open longer on Thursdays to 5:00 – 5:30

Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, and on bank holidays.


Credit cards

The use of credits cards is widespread in Norway, and they are accepted almost everywhere, even for small amounts such as for parking and toll fees. Eurocard, MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Diners Club are the most common.