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AC power in Norway

A picture of a power plug used in Norway

Power plugs

To the right is a picture of the grounded power plug used in Norway. More information about power plugs can be found at Conrad H. McGregor's web page about world standards. Type F grounded power plugs, and type C ungrounded power plugs are used in Norway

Voltage: 230 Volts

International AC outlet adapters do not convert electric current. If an appliance does not accept 220-240 volt current, serious damage can result if a step down transformer is not also used to convert the current to 110-120 volts. Step down transformers convert 220/240 volt electricity to 110/120 volts for American appliances.

Frequency: 50 Hz

In Norway the 220-240 volt electricity is generated at 50 Hz (cycles). This difference in cycles may cause the motor in a 60 Hz North American appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50 Hz. Please note that many 60Hz devices such as clocks may not function normally on 50Hz current.
A picture of Norwegian coins

Currency

The norwegian currency is NOK (NOrwegain Kroner). Check the Yahoo! Currency Converter for updated exchange rates for USD into NOK, EUR into NOK and other currencies into NOK. Norges Bank provides more information about the norwegian currency including the notes and coins used in Norway .

Time Zone in Norway

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Norway is on Central European Time (CET). Usually Norway is on UTC +1 (Coordinated Universal Time), but during the conference it is daylight saving time in Norway, so the time difference is therefore UTC +2. Check time and date.com for further information about time zones.

Cell phones

Will your cell phone work in Norway?
A drawing of a cellphone
A cell phone is compatible with the norwegian cell phone network if: More information about cell phones in an international context can be found in the Travel Insider's article about International Cell Phone Service. The main points from the article are described below. The cell phone network in Norway uses the GSM standard. The TDMA and CDMA US standards are not supported in Norway. GSM operates in the 900-MHz and 1800-MHz bands in Europe and Asia, and in the 1900-MHz and 850-MHz band in the United States. GSM is the international standard in Europe, Australia, and much of Asia and Africa. In covered areas, cell-phone users can buy one phone that will work anywhere where the standard is supported. To connect to the specific service providers in these different countries, GSM users simply switch subscriber identification module (SIM) cards. Unfortunately, the 1900-MHz and 850-MHz GSM phones used in the United States are not compatible with the international system.

Weather and Climate

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The weather and climate in Trondheim in June can vary a lot. It is wise to be prepared for the occational shower by bringing along an umbrella. The temperature in June is usually between 10 to 20 degrees Celcius (between 50 to 68 degrees Farenheit), and the historical average temperature for June is 12 degrees Celcius (55 degrees Farenheit). See the historical weather for Trondheim at Weatherbase, the weather right now in Trondheim or a weather forecast at weather.com for more information about the weather conditions in Trondheim.