Our detailed guide to European destinations.
Ship’s registration papers.
Report to Customs?
Yes, to fill in forms, and you should also contact immigration via the port office or a local police station, to obtain passport stamps. In practice, formalities for EU yachts are often waived.
Shore power 220V AC
At guest pontoons in larger towns.
Refilling possible in cities. UK fittings don’t fit Norwegian bottles.
Found in large ports. More expensive than in UK.
Considerably cheaper than in UK. Harbours often free.
Norwegian Krone (100 øre).
Widely accepted. Cashpoints in larger towns.
Can change in banks.
Coastguard monitors Ch 16.
Contact embassy in London for forms to fill in. Cat or dog needs import licence .
Dialling code to UK
0044 then the number, omitting the first 0.
All callboxes have international dialling. Use cards bought from kiosks.
VHF coast radio stations broadcast gale warnings in English. You can request a forecast in English on VHF citing your callsign and home telephone number, but this will incur a charge from both the Norwegians and BT. Your transistor radio will be able to pick up English forecasts twice daily from Rogaland Radio, see RYA booklet C1 for details.
You must provide evidence that car and boat are registered outside Norway, and insured.
Thomas Heftyesgate 8, 0244 Oslo. Tel: 0047 2313 2700. Visit www.britain.no
Tourist office in UK
Norwegian Tourist Board, Charles House, Lower Regent St, London SW1Y 4LR. Tel: 020 7839 6255. Visit www.visitnorway.com
Charts and books
Norwegian charts essential. The 100 series charts cover the complicated coastline in excellent detail. The 300 series is on a smaller scale and useful for passage planning. Obtainable from Imray, and also at most harbours on the Norwegian coast.
Guest Harbours in Norway. Published by Norwegian Tourist Board. 288 pages of harbour plans in other info. £24.50 (+ £2.85) p&p from MMW Productions, 26 Woodsford Square, London W14 8DP. Tel: 020 7602 0657. Make cheque to MMW Productions.
Norwegian Cruising Guide. John Armitage and Mark Brackenbury. £19.99 (+£2.50p&p) from Adlard Coles Nautical.
Norwegian. Most Norwegians speak English.