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Money and duty free for Norway

Currency and Money

Currency information

Norwegian Krone (NOK; symbol Kr) = 100 øre. Notes are in denominations of Kr1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50. Coins are in denominations of Kr20, 10, 5 and 1. The øre coin is now out of circulation and only exists as a digital currency.

Credit cards

Visa, Eurocard, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express cards are all widely accepted throughout Norway.

ATM

Mini-Banks (the Norwegian name for ATMs) are widespread although withdrawal fees vary from bank to bank.

Travellers cheques

Accepted in banks, hotels, some shops and by airlines.

Banking hours

Mon-Wed and Fri, 0800-1530 hrs (1500 hrs in summer); Thurs, 0815-1700.

Currency restrictions

The import and export of local and foreign currency is restricted to Kr25,000. Amounts above this sum must be declared.

Currency exchange

Available at banks and bureaux de change.

Norway duty free

Overview

The following items can be imported into Norway without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco products and 200 leaves of cigarette paper.
• 1L of spirits over 22% volume and 1.5L wine less than 22% volume and 2L of beer up to 4.7% volume. You can exchange the spirits allowance for 1.5L of wine and beer and can exchange the wine allowance for the equivalent amount of beer. You can also exchange the tobacco allowance for 1.5L of wine or beer but you can’t exchange the alcohol allowance for tobacco.
• Goods to the value of Kr6,000 (if out of Norway for more than 24 hours) or Kr3,000 (if out of Norway for less than 24 hours). Note this includes any alcohol or beer.
• 10kg of meat and meat products, cheese and foodstuffs (except dog and cat food).

You must be over 18 years old to import tobacco and alcohol. You must be over 20 years old to import spirits over 22% volume.

Banned Imports

The following items are prohibited without special permission: drugs and medicines (other than prescription medication), spirits over 60% volume, weapons and ammunition, fireworks, potatoes, meat and dairy products from outside the EEA, mammals, birds and exotic animals, and plants and their parts.

Banned Exports

Endangered species or eggs of endangered species, antiques (except with a permit), or more than 15kg of fish that you've caught yourself (except salmon, trout or Arctic char, for which there is no limit).

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