Oppkuven skitur. 
Photo: Tore Nedrebø.Oppkuven skitur. Photo: Tore Nedrebø


Frequently Asked Questions. These questions cover different area like how to obtain a visa for Norway and how to start a company in Norway, as well as how the weather is like in Norway.

 General questions   Questions about trade and industry  Questions about tourism 

 General questions 

Where can I obtain a visa for Norway?
Please see the web pages of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration or our Visa information pages.

Where can I find information about studies in Norway or China?
Please see our information page about Education.

I would like to work in Norway. How do I find a job?
Nortrade ‘s Career in Norway website is a good place for finding interesting jobs in various sectors such as professorates at universities, economics, project management and technicians. You can also find information about working in Norway or staying in Norway on the webpage of NAV.

Where can I find general information on Norway and Norwegian institutions?
Apart from our website you can go to Government.no the Norwegian Government's news and information pages.

Where can I find news about Norway in English?
The Norway Post, is a Norwegian newspaper in English.

Where can I obtain copies of official Norwegian texts and publications?
Please contact:
Akademika (Norwegian only)
Avd. for Offentlige Publikasjoner
P.O. Box 8134 Dep
N-0033 Oslo
Phone: + 47 22 11 67 70
Fax: +47 22 42 05 51
E-mail: offpubl@sio.uio.no

Are Norwegian law texts available in English?
Some Norwegian Acts and regulations are available in English from the Faculty of Law library, University of Oslo.

How do I find an address or telephone/fax number in Norway?
Try International Directory Enquiries. The Norwegian alphabet contains three letters, æ, ø and å, which are not found in the English alphabet. They come after z. You can access the Gulesider when looking for a company’s contact information or the Telefonkatalog when looking for a person’s contact information.

I am moving (back) to Norway and would like to import a car and/or other articles. What should I do?
Please contact The Customs and Excise Authorities.

What is the voltage of the power supply in Norway?
The electricity supply in Norway is 220 V, but appliances up to 240 V will work. Plugs have two round pins, and adapters are available.

What mobile telephone systems are available in Norway and what areas do they cover?
GSM is the most widely used system, with two service providers covering 80 per cent of the populated areas, all major cities and trunk roads. For further details contact: 

Telenor Mobil
Tel: + 47 81 07 70 00 / 67 89 00 00
Fax: + 47 22 78 55 00
Webpage: www.telenor.no 


Tel: + 47 92 40 50 50 / 05051
Fax: + 47 22 88 80 50
Webpage: www.netcom.no

Questions about trade and industry

For information about Norwegian trade and companies, please contact Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway
Head office
Drammensveien 40
N-0243 Oslo
Phone: +47 22 92 63 00
Fax: + 47 22 92 64 00

Website: www.innovasjonnorge.no
E-mail: post@invanor.no 

Innovation Norway, Beijing Office
Royal Norwegian Embassy
1, Dong Yi Jie, San Li Tun
Phone: +86 10 8531 9600
Fax: +86 10 6532 2398

Website: http://innovasjonnorge.no/Kina

E-mail: beijing@innovationnorway.no

Innovation Norway, Shanghai Office
Room 303, 12 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu
Shanghai 200002
Tel: + 86 21 - 6339 0201/6330 0169
Fax: + 86 21 - 6339 0200
Website: http://innovasjonnorge.no/Kina
E-mail: shanghai@innovasjonnorge.no

How do I import seafood from Norway?

Please contact:
The Norwegian Seafood Export Council
Head office
Strandveien 106
N-9291 Tromsø
Phone: + 47 77 60 33 33
Fax: + 47 77 68 00 12
Website: www.seafoodfromnorway.com
E-mail: postmottak@seafood.no

Beijing Office
Royal Norwegian Embassy
1, Dong Yi Jie, San Li Tun
Phone: +86 10 8531 9600
Fax: +86 10 6532 1502
Website (Chinese): http://www.seafoodfromnorway.com.cn/

Where can I find information on Norwegian wooden houses/prefabricated buildings?
Please contact:
The Norwegian Building Research Institute
P.O. Box 123 Blindern
N-0314 Oslo
Phone: + 47 22 96 55 55
Fax: + 47 22 69 94 38
E-mail: firmapost@byggforsk.no

How do I contact oil and gas companies in Norway?
Please contact:
INTSOK (Norwegian Oil & Gas Partners)
P.O. Box 2857 Solli
N-0230 Oslo
Phone: + 47 22 92 65 00
Fax: + 47 22 92 65 10
Web-site: www.intsok.no
E-mail: intsok@intsok.no


The Association og Norwegian Maritime Exporter NME
Web-site: http://www.maritimenorway.no/
E-mail: postmaster@maritimenorway.no

How do I set up a company in Norway?
Please contact:
Invest in Norway SND
P.O. Box 448 Sentrum
N-0104 Oslo
Phone: + 47 22 00 25 00
Fax: + 47 22 33 34 49
E-mail: firmapost@snd.no

How do I find information on trade fairs and exhibitions in Norway?
Please contact:
Norway Trade Fairs
Website: http://www.messe.no/en/
E-mail: nv@messe.no

How do I obtain a copy of the Norwegian Standard (NS) in English?
Please contact:
Norwegian Standard Association
E-mail: firmapost@standard.no


Norwegian Metrology and Accreditation Service (Norwegian only)
Website: http://www.justervesenet.no/
E-mail: postmottak@justervesenet.no

How do I obtain information on Norwegian companies?
Please contact:
The Brønnøysund Register Centre
Web-site: www.brreg.no/english
E-mail: firmapost@brreg.no

Questions about tourism

For more specific information about tourism and travel to Norway, please look at Travel on our webpage. You can also visit the webpage Visit Norway.

When can I see the midnight sun and the northern lights?
The midnight sun
North Cape 14 May - 29 July
Hammerfest 16 May - 27 July
Tromsø 20 May - 22 July
Narvik 25 May - 18 July
Bodø 4 June - 8 July
Longyearbyen 20 April - 20 August

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
The chance of seeing the northern lights, or aurora borealis, is best north of the Arctic Circle between November and February.

Where can I find travel information and maps of various cities in Norway?
Please go to the website of Visit Norway

What is the weather like in Norway?
Norwegian weather is unpredictable. Check reports in one of the major national newspapers before leaving home, or try:
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Web-site: www.met.no
e-mail: met.inst@dnmi.no 


Please try yr.no

Where can I find information on driving in Norway?
For information about roads, road conditions, distances, tolls etc.,
Please try :
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Website: http://www.vegvesen.no/
E-mail: firmapost@vegvesen.no




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