CIGRE, Tromsø 2019

Tromsø, Norway 24th – 28th June 2019

About Norway and Tromsø

Norway´s geography and people

Geographically Norway is located about as far north in Europe as you can get, and hosts the northernmost point of Europe- the North cape cliff. It is part of the Scandinavian peninsula.

Norway has a population of about 5 million, and it is the second least densely populated country in Europe, with a majority living in Oslo and the eastern parts of the country. Norway has a very elongated shape, one of the longest and most rugged coastlines in the world, and some 50,000 islands off this extremely indented coastline.


Bank & currency

The official currency of Norway is the Norwegian krone (NOK), but several attractions, local buses, the Tourist Information Office and taxi companies accept some foreign currencies. However, they may charge a fee, offer a poorer exchange rate or only give change in NOK.

There are currently no money exchange agencies in Tromsø, so we recommend that you exchange currency at Oslo airport on arrival in Norway.

ATM machines are widely available in downtown Tromsø and at Tromsø airport. Please note that owing to bank fees it may be cheaper to use your credit card instead of exchanging money.

Major credit and debit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, are widely accepted throughout Norway.

Tourist information

You can book a wide range of quality activities, and find out all the information you need about our city and region in our fantastic new premises in the new terminal building by the waterfront. Just follow this link to learn more.