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Practical information for tourists


Electricity in Norway is 220 volt AC, 50 Hertz.
Electrical appliances uses plugs with two round contacts. Some hotels lend out adapters.



Heres a list over holidays in Norway.
Most stores and public offices are closed on the holidays, and also aome attractions.




1st of Januar

New Years Day

Movable dates (Easter)

Palm Sunday


Maundy Thursday


Good Friday


Easter Sunday


Easter Monday

1. mai

International Worker's Day

17. mai

Norwyas Constitution Day

Torsdag, 39 dager etter 1. påskedag

Christ Ascension

Søndag, 49 dager etter 1. påskedag

First Pentecost

Mandag, 50 dager etter påske

Second Pentecost

25. desember

Christmas Day

26. desember

Boxing Day




Opening hours Moss Emergency Services :

Every day: 16:00-08:00

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays it is open 24 hours

Telephone: 69 25 33 33

Adress: Peer Gynts vei 84, 1535 Moss

Pharmacies in the region:         


Tax refunds

Make sure you ask for a TAX FREE Shopping cheque when you spend 315 NOK or more in one shop. Fill out your name, adress and creditcardnumber on the cheque before arriving at the airport. Ticket and goods must be shown to Gardermoen Servicesenter's counter in departure hall. The staff will stamp your Tax Free form and the refund will be posted to your account within 4-6 weeks.

For more information, visit

NB: Inhabitants in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland can not get Tax refund on items purchased in Norway.

Emergency telephone numbers / Roadside Assistance


Emergency telephone numbers

Fire, accidents and acute poisoning : 110

Police: 112
Ambulance: 113

NB: These numbers are for emergencies only.


Telephone number to the emergencu service for everybody in Østfold is 11 6117. Everybody outside Østfold have to call 69 25 33 33.


For motorists


24-hours report service for traffical information in Norway: Telephone 175 or from and international cell +47 81548991.

Falck, car rescue telephone +47 69 30 11 65

Norway Automobile Association (NAF), telephone +47 69 31 19 11

Viking, car rescue, telephone +47 480 18 771



Moss Municipality:     

Østfold County Counsile:             

County Governor in Østfold:

Post offices

Post in store, Coop Mega Moss

Opening hours

Mon - Fri:




Visiting address:


Storgata 41, 1531 MOSS



The official language in Norway is norwegian. Most Norwegians understand and speaks english. They also understand danish and swedish. Some also have basics knowledge to german and french and/or other languages.



Emergency service dentist in Østfold: +47 69 15 40 60.

Open for inquiries Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays between 11:00 - 14:00.



Norway is at Central European Time (CET), which is 1 hour in front of GMT (GMT +1).
As many other countries, Norway has got summertime. On the last Sunday in March, the time i set 1 hour ahead, and on the last Sunday in October, the time i set 1 hour back.



The currency in Norway is Norwegian Kroners (NOK).

NOK has got these values in coines:
1 krone, 5 kroner, 10 kroner og 20 kroner.

NOK has got these values in bills:
50 kroner, 100 kroner, 200 kroner, 500 kroner og 1000 kroner.

Exchange of currency can be done in on of the banks in the centre of Moss.

There is no currency exchange at Moss Airport Rygge.


Water quality

Tap water in Norway is of good quality. You can drink tap water as long as there is no information that informs you that you can not. You can also buy water in grocerie stores and gas stations.

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