Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) © Arne Eriksen

Killer Whale and wreck diving safari


Visa and Passports

No visa is required for British passport holders, but you must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months after you leave Norway. If you are not a British passport holder, please contact your local Norwegian Embassy.

Royal Norwegian Embassy, London UK
25 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8QD
Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 16.00
Tel: 020 7591 5500 (+44 20 7591 5500)
Fax: 020 7245 6993 (+44 20 7245 6996)

Driving licence

To drive a car in Norway you need to hold a valid EU/EEA driving licence. If you hold another driving licence, please contact the Norwegian Road Authorities for further assistanse:

Norwegian Road Authorities
PO Box 8142 Dep.
N-0033 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 07 35 00
Fax: +47 22 07 37 68

Drinking and driving

The Norwegian limit for Blood Alcohol Concentration when driving is 20mg per 100ml of blood. In comparison the limit in the UK is 80mg per 100ml of blood. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

Duty free limits

The limits below apply to anyone aged 18 or over traveling into Norway. The maximum combined value can not exceed NOK 6,000:

  • 1 litre of spirit (volume alcohol content of 22.1-60.0%) - NB. min. 20 years of age!
  • 1 litre of wine (volume alcohol content of 2.5-22.0%)
  • 2 litre of beer (volume alcohol content of 2.5-4.75%)
  • 200 cigarettes or 250 grams tobacco
  • 200 sheets of cigarette paper

Health information

No vaccination against communicable diseases is required for entering Norway. It is recommended to bring mosquito repellent if you plan to stay outdoors in the evenings during summer/autumn, especially after sunset. Water and ice cubes are safe to drink.


The official language is Norwegian. English is widely spoken, especially amongst the younger generations. There are three written languages (Bokmål, Nynorsk, Samisk) with Bokmål being the most common.


Norwegian Krone, International abbreviation: NOK
1 krone = 100 øre


220-230V 50Hz, plug type C + F (check:

Time zone

Central European Time (CET) = GMT + 1 hour.

Norway follows the same rules as the EU regarding Daylight Saving Time (DST), from last Sunday of March until last Sunday of October.

Emergency facilities

Narvik Hospital:
Tel: +47 76 96 80 00

Narvik & Harstad Police Station:
Tel: +47 77 04 36 00

Compression chamber:
In case of diving related injuries call +47 55 32 30 03 (national service).

Norwegian national emergency telephone numbers:
Fire - 110
Police - 112
Ambulance - 113

Useful links

The Norwegian Tourist Board -
Destination Narvik -
The Universal Currency Converter -

+47 21647845

United Kingdom
0845 652 2071

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Diving conditions and equipment


How to get there

Fact sheet


Dates and costs



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