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 Norwegian krone Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*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.