Norway is an hour ahead of the UK during both winter and when the UK switches to BST during the summer.
The national currency is Norwegian kroner (NOK), divided into 100 ore. Debit cards and credit cards are widely accepted in big retailers and hotels, but many supermarkets and petrol stations will not accept credit cards so make sure you keep cash on hand. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00 (17:00 on Thursday). Currency can be exchanged in banks, tourist offices and post offices.
220 volts; European plug so make sure you take an adapter for any UK appliances.
Shops are open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00, later on Thursday. Supermarkets also tend to stay open later.
The Norwegians are great readers of newspapers. These are, for the most part written in Bokmal. International newspapers are widely available in bigger cities.
Most villages will have a post office, open from 09:00 to 16:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturday. Post boxes are marked with red or yellow letters; use the red for shipments abroad.
To phone Norway from the UK, add 00 47 to the front of the number you’re dialling (removing the first zero from the number you’re dialling). To call the UK from Norway, use 00 44 before dialling the number (again, without the first zero).
Internet and Mobile Coverage
Norway has a quick and reliable internet service across the country; WiFi, 3G and 4G are available throughout, even in some of the more remote areas.