Norway from A to Z
The European health insurance card of the German health insurance fund applies. This card entitles you to treatment, hospitalisation and medical care in a hospital. We highly recommend you an additional privat travel health insurance to guarantee the return transport to your country of origin. If you wish, we willingly assist you in this matter.
While driving in Norway the headlights have to be switched-on all the time. This applies for both cars and motorbikes. The maximum speed outside of urban areas is 80 km/h. Cars with unbraked trailer (weight over 300 kg) are not allowed to drive more than 60 km/h. Maximum speed in towns is 50 km/h, in residential areas mostly 30. On some signed motorways the maximum speed is 100 km/h. Legal blood alcohol limit: 0,2
Opening hours from Monday - Friday 9.00 - 15.30/16.00
95 Oktan – unleaded
98 Oktan – premium unleaded
diesel – diesel
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Phone: 030 - 50 50 58 600
Boat license is now obligatory in Norway: Last update: 14.05.2010. Since 1 May 2010, each person which is born on 1st January 1980 or later and would like to lead a boat in Norway, which is longer than 8 meters (26,25 feet) or have a motor of more than 25 HP, must have a boat license. German boat licenses are accepted in Norway. To get a boat license, you have to pass a coxswain examination. Previously of the examination it is not obligatory that you take part in a course. However, the Norwegian Maritime Directorate recommends that you make a course. To make the examination you must be at least 14 years old, nevertheless, you get the boat license not till you are 16 years old. If you are younger than 16 years, you can only lead boats which are shorter than 8 meters and a maximum speed of 10 knots or 10 HP, an authorized coxswain has to be on board. If you are born on 1st Janury 1980 or later and lead a boat longer than 8 meters or with a motor which has a performance of more than 25 HP, you risk to become punished, if you cannot show an own boat license.
Due to numerous boat accidents we recommend you to be aware of the fast changing weather conditions in Norway – specially the wind and the streams. Please always use the life jackets and consider the regional indications. Outboard motorboats with 9,9 HP are usually upgraded and have an actual performance of 15 HP.
German citizens that wish to travel to Norway must have a valid passport or identity card. Children from 0-12 must have an own identity card with photo. It is no longer allowed to register the children in identity cards of their parents.
The fastest way to travel to Norway is by plane. The main airpoirt is situated in Oslo, where there are daily flights to the 50 domestic airports. We can book the flight on your behalf.
National tourist board
in Hamburg +49 (0)40 22 94150
Cats and dogs can be taken under special conditions. For further information, please contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy on Tel. 030 - 50 50 58 600
The house descriptions will tell you, whether pets are allowed.
Freedom to roam (right of public access to the wilderness):
In Norway, everyone has the right of public access to the wilderness - both land and water. Needless to mention that the fauna and flora must be respected.
In midsummer, the sun does not fully set in the northern regions - even in the south the sun still shines during the night
There is a big chanche that you see the Aurora Borealis between November and February (under special weather conditions, it is possible to see it also in the Southern part of the country).
Fire brigade: 110
Police department: 112
Opening hours from Monday – Friday 8/8.30 – 16/17.00
Saturday 08.00 – 13.00
Letters and postcards are usually shipped within 2-4 days.
Norway is an exciting coutry for cyclists -just enjoy the nature and go for a discovery ride!
The power supply voltage is 220V, as in Germany. It is not necessary to take an adaptor with you.
The coutry code if you are calling from Norway to Germany ís 0049.
If you are calling to Norway, the code is 0047.
The currency is the norwegian Krone (NOK). One krone is divided into 100 Øre Krone. The use of credit cards in Norway is very extended. The most used cards are Mastercard and Visa, however, you can also get money with the EC-card in most cash machines.