More questions about travel money
Get your Norwegian krone online with Post Office
Find our best GBP to Norwegian krone exchange rate online
Pick up your Norwegian krone holiday money in branch or choose home delivery
If you’re setting sail to the land of the Vikings, make sure you’re got the currency you need. You can buy Norwegian krone online with Post Office for delivery or in-branch collection, order in participating branches, or get yourself a Travel Money Card.
Order by 3pm using Click & Collect and your currency will be waiting for you in your nearest participating branch the next working day. And if you can’t get out, order by 3pm and we’ll deliver to your home the next working day.
Our Travel Money Card is a prepaid Mastercard® that you can top up using 23 currencies, including Norwegian krone. After that, use it as you would any debit card, with contactless payment, Apple Pay and Google Pay, cash withdrawals and chip & PIN.
*Home delivery is via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.
Norway can be an expensive country to visit, with local taxation driving prices above those of other European destinations. But you can keep costs down by spending wisely.
Buying food in supermarkets and cooking it yourself can save money. But buying alcohol is significantly more expensive than the UK, whether you do it in supermarkets or pubs and bars.
Accommodation can be surprisingly reasonable, though – especially if you use services like Airbnb or hostels. Specialist accommodation in hard-to-reach locations may push costs up.
If you’re travelling to see the Northern Lights, you may need to venture north into the Arctic Circle and travel as part of an organised tour to stand the best chance. There’s no cast-iron guarantee of seeing the aurora borealis, but local experts can help.
Numerous attractions in Oslo are free to look around, such as the Akerhus Fortress, Vigeland Park, the Opera House, City Hall (where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded) and waterfront. Public transport is reasonably priced, and you can get day passes for the whole city at any metro station.
Getting around is best done by renting a car. Trains can take far longer than driving and be very expensive, while cars are adjusted for the winter weather and road quality is high. There are few motorways as we’d understand them, so driving across country can reward with beautiful views as well.
The Norwegian krone (plural kroner) is the official currency of Norway. ‘Krone’ means crown, and the currency depicts the monarch of Norway (currently King Harald V).
Norwegian kroner banknotes come in 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000. Norwegian kroner coins come in 1, 5, 10 and 20.
Norwegian kroner are only used in Norway.
Order from £400 to £2,500 Norwegian kroner online with Post Office. You can also order in thousands of branches that offer travel money services. Find a branch here.
If you order online, you can choose Click & Collect or home delivery. Order by 3pm to pick your Norwegian kroner up in a nearby branch of your choice the next working day. Or if you choose home delivery and order by 3pm, we can usually deliver the next working day.
Order £500 or more and delivery is free; or it’s £4.99 for orders of £400 to £499. And if you want to order for delivery on a Saturday, it’s just a small, £1.50 fee.
Card payments are very common in Norway, with use of cash less and less frequent. You may wish to take a Post Office Travel Money Card, so you can easily top it up and pay with plastic rather than cash wherever you see the Mastercard® sign. Norwegian currency is just one of up to 23 currencies you can add to and carry on your card.
The highest value Norwegian krone banknote is NOK1,000, with the smallest denomination being the NOK1 coin.
More questions about travel money