Shopping and Living in Norway

Shopping and Living in Norway



According to usprivateschoolsfinder, the following articles can be imported into Norway duty-free:

Foreign travelers and travelers who are resident in Norway and have stayed outside Norway for 24 hours or more:

200 cigarettes or 250 g of other tobacco products OR 1.5 l of alcoholic beverages (over 2.5% to 22%) (people over 18 years of age)

200 sheets of cigarette paper;

1 l spirits (over 22% to 60%) (people from 20 years),

1.5 l (2 bottles) of wine (over 2.5% to 22%) (people aged 18 and over) and

2 l (6 x 0.33 l bottles / cans) beer (over 2.5%) (including strong beer) or alcopops (from 2.5% to 4.7%) (people aged 18 and over);

People aged 18 and over are allowed to bring in wine and beer. You must be at least 21 years old to import spirits.

Export restrictions

Fishing tourists are allowed to export a maximum of 15kg of fish per person.

Prohibited imports

Spirits with an alcohol content of more than 60%.



»Norwegian sweaters«, printed fabrics, woven fabrics, wood carvings, silver jewelry and articles made of enamel, pewter, glass and porcelain. In 2,500 shops that have a sign that says Tax-free for Tourists, you can get forms for a VAT refund.

Shop opening times:
Mon-Fri 9 am-5pm / 6pm, Sat 9 am-1pm / 3pm. Once a week, usually on Thursday evenings, the shops are open longer in the evenings (until 8 p.m.).



The daily newspapers provide information on all events. Theaters, cinemas, nightclubs and discos are available in all major towns.




Are of a high standard. The minimum requirements include B. a reception, a dining room and at least 30 rooms with bath or shower. Many hotels are family businesses. The overnight price for children often assumes that the child sleeps in an extra bed in the parents’ room. Full board is available at reduced prices for those who stay in a hotel for at least 3 to 5 days. Additional discounts are available with various hotel passes.

The Fjord Pass (for 2 adults, with special prices for children under 15) is accepted by 250 hotels between May 1st and September 30th, discounts of around 20% are possible.

The Nordic Passepartoutapplies in all Scandinavian countries and is accepted in 50 Norwegian hotels during the summer months and on weekends. Every fifth night is free.

The Scandinavian Bonus Pass (for 2 adults, with special prices for children up to 15 years of age) is accepted by 45 Norwegian hotels during the summer months and on weekends in winter. It offers between 15-50% discount and is also accepted in many hotels in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

The Scanrail Pass is also accepted.

The Scandinavian Hotel Express is a travel club that offers members a 50% discount in certain hotels. Around half of all hotels are members of the hotel association:Norsk Hotell and Restaurantforbund, PO Box 5465, Majorstua, NO-0305 Oslo (Tel: 23 08 86 20. Internet:

No subdivision, Turisthotells and Høyfjellshotells have to meet certain requirements.


There are over 1400 official campsites in Norway and the Tourist Office publishes a list of all campsites. There are one to five star campsites. In Norway you can also camp outside the campsites (except on the rest areas on the country roads), but campfires in fields or in forest areas are strictly forbidden from April 15th to September 15th. If you want to camp in fields or meadows, ask the farmer for permission. Further information and a manual are available from the Norwegian Automobile Club NAF (address see National Tourist Board).

1-5 stars; Prices depending on the category.

Other accommodation options

Approx. There are 100 youth hostels, some of which are open all year round. Others are dormitories on school and university campuses and can only be used during the summer months. Sleeping bags can be rented. Groups must book in advance. All age groups are welcome, but preference is given to members of the Norwegian Youth Hostel Association or similar organizations in other countries. A membership card can be purchased at any hostel. More information from the Tourist Office (Camping / YH brochure) or at the following address: Norske Vandrerhjem, Postboks 53 Grefsen, NO-0409 Oslo (Tel: (023) 12 45 10. Internet:
Those who go on vacation on a farm are allowed to help on the farm (but don’t have to). More information from the tourist office or regional information points. The tour operator Trollsykling offers farm holidays, a brochure in German is available from: Trollsykling A / S, PO Box 373, Elvegaten 19, NO-2602 Lillehammer (Tel: (61) 289 970. Internet: www.norske-bygdeopplevelser. no).



1 Norwegian krone = 100 Øre. Currency abbreviations: NKr, NOK (ISO code). There are banknotes in the values of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 NKr, coins in the denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 NKr.

Credit cards

Credit cards are widely used in Norway and are accepted almost everywhere. Visa, American Express and Diners Club are the most common and accepted in most stores. However, not all petrol stations accept credit cards. Details from the issuer of the credit card in question.


ec / Maestro card / Sparcard

Cards with the Maestro or Cirrus symbol are accepted throughout Europe and worldwide. ATMs (so-called mini banks) are available everywhere. Information signs indicate which cards are accepted.

Attention: Travelers who pay abroad with their bank customer card and want to withdraw money should find out about the possibilities of using their card from their bank before starting their journey.

Bank opening times

Mon-Wed and Fri 08.15 / 09.00-15.30 (in summer until 03.00 p.m.), Thu 08.15 / 09.00-17.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import of the national currency and foreign currencies is unlimited and must be declared from an amount equivalent to NKr 25,000. Unrestricted export of the local currency. Export of foreign currencies up to the amount carried or declared on entry.

Currency Exchange

Money can be changed in banks, exchange offices and main post offices.

Shopping in Norway

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