The front door to magic
The North Pole has every reason to be the Earth’s epicentre of magic and awe. Have you ever seen the Aurora Borealis (other than as a default screensaver on your computer)? Have you witnessed some of the planet’s rarest wild animals frolicking in the snow (other than in a Disney movie)? There’s a whole world of wonder waiting for you in Norway!
But if you think this nation is dialled up to the extremes, think again. There are plenty of places to chill while escaping the chill, like Trondheim. This thousand-year-old city was Norway’s capital during the Viking Age, and it still provides little glimpses of that fascinating chapter of history. Towns like this are everywhere and are perfect places to recharge.
A few Norwegian krones is all it takes to experience this region's true magic. Sounds like a good deal to us! Exchange your Aussie dollars to Norwegian krones and you’ll soon see what we’re talking about.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Norwegian Krones with no hassles.
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Coins and notes
All up, there are only nine pieces of currency in circulation in Norway – 4 coins and 5 notes. The coins range through 1, 5, 10 and 20 krones apiece, notes through 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 krones.
Facts about the currency
- You can use your NOK in Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Bouvet Island, Queen Maud Land and Peter I Island.
- If you have 25 or less of a single coin on hand and want to pay for something, good news – it’s Norwegian law that up to 25 of the same denomination must be accepted as tender.
- The 50 ore coin has officially been out of circulation since 2012, so if you find one, you have until May 2022 to cash it in at Norges Bank.