Currency

The Norwegian krone (NOK) is the official currency of Norway. Its regulation and circulation are controlled by the country’s central bank, the Norges Bank. The bank has issued a total of eight series of banknotes, including the latest in October 2018, which saw new 50-krone and 500-krone bills.

Power Outlets

Norway uses the Europlug (Type C & F), which has two round prongs. If you are traveling from the U.S., you will likely need either an electricity transformer or adapter for your devices to use the 220 volts of electricity that come out of the wall outlets. Most of Scandinavia uses 220 volts.

Medications

When traveling to Norway, you may bring medicines for personal use. There are limits to the amounts you can bring with you. It is the Norwegian Medicines Agency that is responsible for regulations concerning medicines. The rules vary depending on whether you are traveling to or from Norway, and they depend on the type of medicine. There are also different rules for what you may bring on holiday and what you may receive as a shipment. More information on how much you can bring with you and documentation requirements when traveling: https://helsenorge.no/legemidler/medisiner-pa-reise (in Norwegian)

Norwegian Customs may ask you to document that you are in compliance with regulations. You may be asked to present a prescription or medical certificate.

Air travel

Oslo Airport, alternatively spelled as Oslo Gardermoen Airport or simply Gardermoen Airport, is the international airport serving Oslo, Norway, the capital and most populous city in the country.

Train travel

Oslo Central Station is the main railway station in Oslo and the largest railway station within the entire Norwegian railway system. It is the terminus of Drammen Line, Gardermoen Line, Gjøvik Line, Hoved Line and Østfold Line. It serves express, regional and local rail services by four companies.

Visa and entry

Depending on the purpose of your travel to Norway, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study, or work and reside in Norway permanently, you will have to apply for a different Norwegian Schengen Visa, accordingly. You can apply for the Norwegian Schengen Visa since 2001 when Norway as an EFTA Member also became a member state of the Schengen Area.

Public Transportation

Thanks to Oslo’s excellent public transportation system Ruter, it is easy to travel around the city. Distances between attractions are often quite short, so you can explore a lot of the city by walking or biking. All public transport in Oslo and the surrounding boroughs are included in one ticketing system. That includes a city and regional buses, trams, undergrounds, local trains, and ferries. The ferries to Bygdøy are not included.