Travel Information for Norway
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Norwegian
Other languages:Sami, Lappish, Swedish, Finnish, Danish
Currency: Norwegian kroner (NOK)

1 = kr0.00, $1 = kr8.33, £1 = kr11.08

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.noInternational Dialling Code:    47

For help planning your trip to Norway including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Norway trip planning page.

Further information on Norway

Discover more about Norway - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of norway

Total area: 323,802 sq km (16,360 sq km under water)

Coastline: 25,148 km (North Sea, Norwegian Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Finland (727km), Russia (196km), Sweden (1,619km)

Highest mountain: Galdhopiggen (2,469m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Norway from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 1/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 27/179
Press FreedomGood situation 2/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 5/174
Overall Ranking:    3/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Kingdom of Norway     Status: Independent Country

Population: 5,147,792 (rank: 119/196)     Density: 15.8 people/sq km (rank: 168/196)

Ethnic groups: Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)

Religions: Church of Norway 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% (2004)

GDP (PPP): $282.2 billion       GDP per capita: $55,400 (rank: 6/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.