Norway’s currency is Kroner (NOK) and currency exchange is available at banks, ATM's and international airports. The most commonly accepted credit cards are American Express, Bankcard, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa.
Norway's official language is Norwegian. However, most Norwegians speak passable English, especially the younger generation.
Emergency number are as follows:
Fire - 110
Police - 112
Ambulance - 113
Emergency at sea - 120
TDD (for the deaf or hearing impaired ) - 1412
All of Norway uses Central European Time (CET), which is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal time (UTC+1).
Daylight Savings Time (DST) starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October. Time is adjusted one hour forward .
Tap water is drinkable in Norway. Most running water in the mountains and forests are clean enough to drink, but do avoid water running through pastures or runoff from glaciers, as this may contain harmful microorganism.
FLYING TO & WITHIN NORWAY
Norway's national airport is Oslo Gardemoen (OSL). There are approximately 250 flights a week from Oslo to Northern Norway.
SAS: Scandinavian Airlines is Scandinavia's leading airline and offers a wide range of routes that will take you direct to Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Andenes, Bardufoss, Tromsø, Alta, Kirkenes and Longyearbyen.
Norwegian: Norwegian Airlines- a low cost airline in Norway offers direct flights to Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Andenes, Bardufoss, Tromsø, Alta, Kirkenes and Longyearbyen.
Widerøe: The largest regional airline in Scandinavia operates to 24 location in Northern Norway. Direct flights to Bodø and Tromsø to connections to airports in Stokmarknes, Andenes, Svolvær, Leknes and Finnmark.
TIPPING & BARGAINING
Hotels and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill. Tipping is always your choice. It is not custom to bargain in Norway.
COMMUNICATION & ELECTRICAL POWER POINTS
Norway’s country code is +47. Mobile phone network coverage is available across Norway, however coverage may be limited in some remote mountain areas.
Internet access is widely available at internet cafes, accommodation and libraries.
220 volts AC (50 Hz) is the Norwegian standard. Norways uses the continental European standard socket.