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Practical information:

Emergency telephone numbers
Fire: 110
Police: 112
Emergency medical help: 113.

Currency
Payment cards are widely used in Norway and most places accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners, Eurocard. Some foreign debit cards not widely accepted, we recommend to use ATM to withdraw Norwegian currency instead.
Exchange – there are no money exchange points in the Lofoten. We recommend to change foreign currency into NOK before your arrival.

Clothing
Regardless of the season you should always bring a variety of sensible layers to add or remove according to the temperature. Always be prepared for changes in weather conditions. Don’t forget to pack at least one warm jumper, a wind/waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes. Summer temperatures can reach 25-27ºC, but keep in mind that summer nights can still be chilly, so we recommend to bring a pair of light gloves, a cap and a scarf. Sun cream and sunglasses are also recommended, and a sleep mask may help with the long daylight of the midnight sun.

Winter: Wool or thermal underwear, a layer of fleece or wool, and windproof and waterproof jacket and trousers. Don’t forget gloves, a cap and a scarf. Consider taking special winter shoes with a wool liner.

Norwegian Food
The traditional Norwegian diet is typical of the Scandinavian cuisine, with common foods including breads, dairy products, potatoes, porridges, creamy soups, salted or smoked meat and fresh, salted or smoked fish.
Other common seafood dishes include cod, herring (often pickled), mackerel and prawns. As for meat: lamb, reindeer and elk.Some other Norwegian specialities:
Tørrfisk: dried codfish
Brunost: semi-hard goat cheese (geitost/gjetost) with a nutty brown colour and somewhat caramel-like taste
Grovbrød: course, whole-grain bread, commonly eaten at breakfast or lunch with butter and cheese
Tyttebærsyltetøy: lingonberry jam (similar to cranberries), often served with game meat
You will find the cheapest and best variety of food at the major supermarket chains, such as Rema 1000, Coop or Bunnpris, These stores are usually open 08:00–22:00 weekdays, 09:00-20:00 Saturdays and closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Water
It is perfectly safe to drink cold water from the tap in Norway.

 

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