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nick1310

Norway currency

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Many places will accept Euros but maybe not at a very good exchange rate. Also if you use Euros you have a double exchange rate loss - pounds to euros then euros to krone.

Best to use a credit or debit card or draw a small amount of krone from an ATM.

Brian

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Credit and debit cards can be easily used so I would suggest doing that. We did not bother with this currency in May when sailing the Baltic but would consider take a bit of cash if I was visiting several ports as was the case when we did the Fjords.

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Everyone I've spoken to has taken Kroner to Norway. They've also all come back with the same comment as littlemousa that everything is so expensive so be prepared for paying a high price for things.

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I've just come back from Norway- I noticed most attractions accepted Euros but I didn't notice the local shops/food areas.

I would take Kroner as the ship buy it back at a better rate than you would get from a UK travel agent.

Most shops in Norway are Tax Free and for larger value items you can claim VAT also.

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We took Kroner and euros on our recent trip. The large towns and shops will that euros but some of the smaller places we visited wanted Kroner. Just take a mixture.

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We got Noweigen Kroner off the ship but didn't spend it and ended up loosing out when we cashed it back in.

If you fancy a steak dinner while in Norway be prepared for a £50 per person check. We looked at the menus outside a few restaurants in Tromso and a decent steak averaged out at about £52 ! I hope they were nice.

G.G.

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Have the wine with your meal and almost double the bill!!! Even though the pound is struggling the exchange rate is still better than a few years ago when I last visited I believe currently over 10Kr to the £

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I always think you are best to have some local currency for smaller shops, restaurants ect but as mentioned above some attractions will accept euros and theres always atms around if you want to get cash out.

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