Travel advice for Norway.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Norway.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency: only to a limited extent

  • Mainly cashless payment

Local currency / ISO Code

Norwegian krone NOK

Currency exchange rate

NOK 100 = ~ CHF 10.70 ; CHF 1 = ~ NOK 9.35 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h

National language

Official language

Norwegian

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Oslo

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Valid passport or valid ID card for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Regional consular center for the Nordic Countries
Stockholm, Valhallavägen 64
Tel.: +46 8 676 79 00

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 17.00 h (Thu)

Stores

10.00 - 17.00 /20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
10.00 - 15.00/18.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Headlights must be on even during the day.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.2 ‰.

  • There may be toll road fees. The amount of the fees varies. Information on price categories is available at www.fjellinjen.no.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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