Information & Facts
Norwegian is the official language, but English is widely
The official currency is Norwegian Krone (NOK) divided into 100
ore. Larger establishments accept major credit cards and travellers
cheques. Use of credit cards is widespread, with
Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club the
most common. Visitors should be aware that credit cards are
generally not accepted as a means of payment in Norwegian
supermarkets and petrol stations. Foreign currency and travellers
cheques can be exchanged at banks and major post offices, as well
as many hotels and travel agents, although for poorer rates. ATMs
are available in all towns and cities.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).