|Bank notes:||50 kr, 100 kr, 200 kr, 500 kr, 1000 kr|
|Coins:||1 kr, 5 kr, 10 kr, 20 kr|
|Three-course meal for 2, mid-range restaurant||800 Kroner|
|One-way ticket for local transport||36 Kroner|
|Bottle of water||24 Kroner|
Some tips to be ready!
1. Always pack an extra layer of warm clothes with you. The weather can change drastically between seasons in Norway. If you plan on going hiking, the weather can immediately change from clear blue skies to rain in a few hours or the temperature could drop as you climb to higher altitudes, so it’s best to always come prepared with an extra coat.
2. Be careful of what time of the year you travel. Some attractions in Norway are only open during certain times of the year, due to the extreme contrast between winter and summer weather. If you plan on seeing the northern lights, the best time to visit would be during the winter months of October to March. If you plan on going hiking through the Norwegian countryside, the best time to visit is during the warmer months; as many paths and trails are closed off during winter.
3. Consider buying food from supermarkets if your budget is tight. Eating out is not a cultural norm of Norway and the majority of restaurants are especially expensive to dine in. An easy way around this is to purchase food from supermarkets, bakeries or even pizzerias; all of which tend to be much cheaper than restaurants while still offering a delicious meal.
4. Refrain from tipping. Tipping is an extremely uncommon thing to do in Norway and the locals, even if they did decide to tip, would tip 5% of the bill at most. If you do decide to tip, don’t be surprised if the server chases you down the street to return your money to you!
5. Don’t fall for the trap of only visiting cities. Although Norwegian cities such as Bergen and Oslo are incredible to see, the true heart of Norway comes in its gorgeous natural landscapes and wilderness. Filled with fjords, rivers, snow-capped mountains and hiking trails, this country is an outdoor adventurer’s dream. Norway’s natural beauty just begs to be explored, so bring a tent and some hiking boots with you on your holiday!