Fridtjof Nansens plass 5, Oslo
January-March: Monday-Friday: 09.00 am-16.00 pm
April-May: Monday-Saturday 09.00 am-17.00 pm
June-August: Monday-Sunday: 09.00 am- 19.00 pm
September: Monday-Saturday 09.00 am- 17.00 pm
October-December: Monday-Friday 09.00 am- 16.00 pm
The Oslo Pass is available at any city tourist offices, where it is also possible to change currency.
The official currency in use is the Norwegian crown (NOK), corresponding to 0,12 euro. 1 Euro= 8 NOK.
Post offices, banks and tourist offices accept all main foreign currencies. Try to avoid the automatic machines for current exchange, as the exchange fees are very high, up to 25%!
Credit card are widely used and accepted.
Opening times of shops and commercial centres:
The majority of shops observe the following operative hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday : from 9.00 am to 16.00/17.00 pm.
Thursday : from 9.00 am to 18.00/20.00 pm
Saturday : from 9.00/10.00 am to 13.00/15.00 pm
Identity card for European citizens.
Other useful numbers:
Info on local transports in Oslo and in the Akershus region : Trafikanten Tel 177 (if you call from Oslo), or 815 00176
Info on railway transports - NSB Tel 815 00 888
Info on buses in Norway - Nor-Way Bussekspress Tel 820 21 300
National University Hospital
Pilestredet 32- Oslo
Tel: 22 8867010
Volvat Medical Centre
Borgenveien 2 A Tel: 22 957500
Weights and measures:
The metric system is the official system in force in Norway, which is used to measure all weights, distances, sizes (meter, kilogram, litre)
Norwegian festivities follow the Christian calendar:
Good Friday, Easter and Easter Monday
1st May: Labour Day
17th May: Feast of the Constitution
Ascension and Pentecost: dates vary each year
15th August: Assumption of the Virgin
8th December: Immaculate conception
25th and 26th December
The official national language is Norwegian, English is spoken everywhere
Norwegian regulation on alcohol consumption is very rigid. The price of spirits is rather high, and underaged people are not allowed to purchase alcohol. Some night clubs observe a strict regulation concerning the admission of young people, requiring a minimum age between 18 and 25 years.