Posted April 11th, 2012, 06:41 PM
We are cruising this summer to the fjords and artic circle. I have been searching the boards for all the information I can find to help make decisions prior to embarking. My question involves currency. Do you need NOK for travellling about the small towns in the fjords? I have read that people stop for a pastry and coffee and I am not sure they take Visa for that... Seems like a silly question but I don't know!
Hi, to our fellow Midwesterner. If you are doing a variety of stops going up the Norway Coast, including above the Arctic Circle, then, YES, it would be good, easy and handy to have some local NOK currency. In many cases, whether in towns like Bergen or in smaller towns and areas, many places will take credit cards. BUT, that is not always what's most handy, quickest, easiest. Some places, especially for retail goods, might take euros, but the exchange rate might not be that favorable. You can use ATM's to get some local cash when you arrive in Norway.
What are all of the ports you will be visiting? Feel free to check out my live/blog noted below with lots of pictures and details for many of these areas, including Bergen, fjords, North Cape, etc. Happy to answer any added questions, post visuals of interest, etc.
THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle
cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 65,296 views.
Did a June 7-19, 2011, Solstice cruise from Barcelona that had stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik
. Enjoyed great weather and a wonderful trip. Dozens of wonderful visuals with key highlights, tips, comments, etc., on these postings. We are now at 72,716 views for this live/blog re-cap on our first sailing with Celebrity and much on wonderful Barcelona. Check these postings and added info at: