Here’s some useful information for anyone planning a luxurious trip to Norway. The country’s currency is the Norwegian crown or norske krone also abbreviated as NOK. The pennies are called øre. A euro is worth 8 NOK. Bills have 50, 100, 200 and 1000 NOK. The coins are 1, 5, 10 and 20 NOK. At airports, banks, post offices and tourist offices anyone can exchange euros for crowns. ATMs are called MiniBanks in Norway. They are numerous in the urban areas so you will never have trouble finding one. Almost all stores accept credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Euro Card and Diners Club. However you need to show your passport or driver’s license to buy a card.
Most shops open from 9:00 to 21:00 from Monday to Friday. Usually they also open on Saturdays from 9:00 to 18:00. Banks are usually open from 8:00 to 15:30 during the week. Saturdays and Sundays are the only days they are not working.
Norway is known for its jewelry, their knitted sweaters, pottery and glassware, articles of pewter, silver, porcelain or wood, goat or reindeer skins and fur coats. Therefore if you’re considering going on a shopping spree you should make sure to look for high quality products like the ones mentioned above!
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