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Hi

 

Off on our first cruise to the Fjords next week (YEAAAAH)

 

Just wondering if we will need any local currency at all.

 

Thanks

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I wouldnt go to any country without taking a certain amount of local currency and visited Norway many times and always taken Krone.

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We took some currency and still have it...

They are so well set up for tourists, everywhere takes cards.

We only used some of the cash on the road train in Alesund but even they take cards.

Food and drink is very expensive, so load up before you get off..

We loved the Fjords, I am sure you will have a fantastic time.

Andy

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We have booked excursions for 3 days and are thinking of a £100 worth of the local currency

 

I suppose, if we don't spent it we have to go back

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We never bother.  exchange rates for Krona in the UK can be woeful. 

 

Norway is also so expensive very little costs 'small change' money, so it is easier to simply use cards.

 

In an emergency we use a cashpoint.

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We took Norwegian Krone with us when we went. Although you do go for the scenery and experience, in all the ports you will find nice gift shops where you can find locally made items as well as your normal souveniers.

If you are going to Bergen, Stavanger or Kristiansand you will also find typical high street shops, local bakeries, cafe's, as well as market stalls. 

Depending on which shore excursions you have booked, some do state that you get free time in certain locations where you may see something you would like to buy; or if you've booked a morning excursion and would like to explore a little more in the afternoon some currency may come in useful then as well. 

 

It is a good excuse to book another if you have any left over!

 

I am sure you will have a wonderful and unforgettable cruise, 

 

Carla 

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Been to the Fjords three times now and first time we went we took £100 worth of N.K. That same amount is still in a drawer at home and never been used but taken every time. Cards are so easy to use over there. We are going again in 2020 but won’t be taking the N.K. 

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I suppose it depends what you want to do on shore, but we’ve not taken any before and are heading back in a few weeks without any. Cards are so widely used that, to date, it’s never been a problem.

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42 minutes ago, silversurf1 said:

We needed coins for the toilets when ashore in Norway.

Yes, we take a small amount of local currency for toilets and very low value purchases such as the odd postcard or souvenir.

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Many thanks for all of your replies everyone. Really helpful.

 

Are there a lot of cash machines around?

 

We are going to: Stavanger, Alesund, Bergen and Olden

 

 

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5 hours ago, silversurf1 said:

We needed coins for the toilets when ashore in Norway.

On a recent trip to Bergen we met a couple that were dying to use the toilet it was a Sunday morning and not many shops/restaurants were open and they hadnt got any currency and only got cards. Lesson learnt.

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we got caught short in stavanger  we could not find any public toilets also only had kroner in note form  so headed back to the ship just to use the toilets this was also a sunday morning

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we have been twice.

1st time we took Kroner and ended up bring 95% of it back.

 

Then last year we decided not to bother,  paid for the only trip on line in advance - Viking tour from Stavanger.

Every thing we bought using our cards. 

 

We were lucky in a way as the 2 loo breaks we had to make were free ones. 

Olden and Bergan, there's a museum there that is free and had a toilet we could use to.

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We have listened to all of your replies and we are splitting the difference and taking £50 worth of Norwegian currency. It means that I can have the odd souvenir (fridge magnets are my middle name) and also go to the little girls' room if necessary --- ha ha ha ha.

 

Thanks for your help everyone

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