The Low Down on Norwegian Currency
kr (krone, pl. kroner)
50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 kr
1, 5, 10, 20 kr
The Norwegian Krone (plural kroner) is the official currency of Norway and is identified by the Norwegian Krone symbol kr or currency code NOK. As with Danish currency, the name krone literally translates to English word crown. The Krone is subdivided into 100 Øre,similar to how dollar currencies are divided into 100 cents.
In 1873, Sweden and Denmark formed the Scandinavian Monetary union to merge their currencies to the gold standard. Norway joined the union two years later in 1875 and the central banks in each country acted as a single reserve bank for the krone. This allowed the three Scandinavian currencies to have equal value when traded with another. However, WW1 forced the disbanding of the gold standard system, but the countries decided to keep the krone as their primary currencies even if it was not interchangeable between the other kroner.
What to spend your Norwegian kroner on:
1 km taxi ride
3 course meal for 2
Average meal cost
Bottle of water
Must-sees in Norway
Buying Norwegian Kroner Online is Easy
Simply order your Norwegian kroner online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Now’ button below
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- 2. Choose where to get it
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- 3. Pay online
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- Are Euros Accepted in Norway?
Despite Norway sticking firm with its own strong currency, the krone, there are exceptions where the Euro is known to be accepted by merchants. For peace of mind, aim to exchange your local currency with Krone in Denmark or before you depart.
- Does Norway accept Credit Cards?
Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Travel Money Card) are generally widely accepted in Norway for major establishments.
It shouldn’t be taken for granted that all local merchants accept credit cards therefore it may be wise to bring buy some Kroner before you travel to Norway and surrounding Scandinavian Countries.
- What countries use Krone as their currency?
Krone is not interchangeable between Scandinavian countries. Countries that use the krone are:
- Denmark (Danish Krone)
- Faroe Islands (Danish Krone)
- Greenland (Danish Krone)
- Norway (Norwegian Krone)
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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