Oslo Practical tourist information
Oslo - Norway facts and figures
Country: The kingdom of Norway
Head of State: His Majesty King Harald V of Norway
Population: 500.00 inhabitants (4,5 millions in Norway)
Language: Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk)
(In some districts, Sami is also an
official language), English is widely understood.
Religion: Protestant State Church based on the Evangelical-Lutheran religion.
Time: Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Telephone area code: +47, city codes are not required
Currency: Norwegian kroner (NOK)
1 krone = 100 ore
Tipping: 10% of the total bill in restaurant, and 5% in cafes and bars
» Oslo climate and weather forecast
Security and health care
Safety: Norway is a safe country in which to travel, however travellers should still take sensible precautions to avoid petty-theft
- Fire 110
- Police 112
- Ambulance 113
Health care: Emergency medical treatment id free in Norway for EU and EEA citizens. Treatment only covers urgent help,
with the exception of renal dialysis and refilling visitors own oxygen cylinders. Stomatological treatment is not free.
Im towns, there are both public and private out-of-hours clinics for emergencies known as Legevakt
Oslo Emergency addresses:
Oslo Akutten Medisinsk Legevakt
Nedre Vollgate 8
Phone: +47 2200 8160
Phone: +47 22/93-22-93