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We highly recommend that you obtain your norwegian currency before your departure to Northern Norway. Credit cards such as VISA and MasterCard can be used in most ATM’s, shops, cafés and restaurants. Foreign debit cards are not always accepted. ASKR registration - we only exept norwegian cards.

Useful telephone numbers

To call into Norway use mobile: +47 / Landline: 0047.  To call from Norway use mobile: +country code + Phone no. / Landline: 00 + country code + Phone no.

Time/route info for Nordland County:

Call (+47) 175 for information about mountain passes, road and traffic conditions in Nordland/Norway. Also see:

Emergency telephone numbers:

Police: 112

Medical emergency help: 113

Fire: 110

Viking Recovery Service Emergency number
in Norway: 06000
From abroad – tel.: (+47) 22 08 60 00

Falck Norway:
Emergency number in Norway: 02222
From abroad – tel.: (+47) 33 13 80 80

Cars must have headlights switched on at all times. The drink-driving laws in Norway are strict. The legal limit is 0.02 % blood alcohol content. The islands of Lofoten and Vesterålen are populare bike-destinations. Please drive careful and respect the bikers, beeing soft road users. When passing a cyclist - keep a 1,5 meter distance!

Midnight sun season:
20.05 – 23.07