Citizens of the EU:
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter Norway.
All Non-EU citizens require a visa. However, a visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180 day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.
You may apply for short stay visas (Schengen Visas) at diplomatic missions of the Norwegian embassy.
An invitation letter for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa or permission to attend the meeting will be handed out on request after a successful registration for the conference.
Please check YR.no for up-to-date weather forecasts in Norway.
The official currency is the Norwegian Krone (kr or NOK).
Norwegian bank opening hours vary, but are generally from 8 am to 3.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays. Major credit cards are accepted and common at most cash points (ATM machines), stores, restaurants and hotels, even for small purchases.
English is commonly spoken at a high level not only by the staff of most hotels, restaurants and shops, but also by the Norwegian population in general.
Telephone and internet
Norway’s international pre-dial is +47 (0047).
Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots.
The electrical power supply in Norway is 220v, 50 Hz, AC.
Norway uses the Europlug (Type C & F), which has two round prongs:
Type F/ CEE 7/4
Type C/ CEE 7/16
Norway’s standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour.
All visitors are advised to have valid international insurance before coming to Norway. Citizens of the EU are insured with their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).