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NORWEGIAN KRONE INFO
The Norwegian Krone is the official currency of Norway and its dependent territories.
Notes: 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1 000 krones
Coins: 1, 5, 10 and 20 krones
More Info: Bank of Norway
Are you travelling to Benidorm, Torrevieja, Benalmádena or other mediterranean destination in Spain? Then you will need to exchange your Norwegian Krones into Euros. In Eurochange you can buy Euros at the best price and with total availability. Find the closest exchange office. Moreover, if you are going to Norway, you can buy Norwegian Krones in some of our branches or you can buy them online.
About the Norwegian Krone
The Norwegian Krone is the currency of Norway and its dependent territories (the islands of Svalbard and Jan Mayen). Its ISO code 4217 is NOK, it’s represented with th symbol kr and it is divided into 100 øre.
History of the currency of Norway
The Norwegian Krone was introduced into the country in the nineteenth century, in 1875, to replace the Norwegian speciedaler with a ratio of 4 crowns for every speciedaler. By introducing the new currency Norway joined the Scandinavian Monetary Union which was established in 1873. This union lasted until 1914 but after its dissolution, Denmark, Norway and Sweden decided to keep the name of the currency of their respective territories.
Norwegian Krone notes and coins
The notes of Norwegian Krone are are issued by the Bank of Norway. They have been renewed in the last years and nowadays none of the old notes are legal tender. Withdrawn banknotes can only be axchanged in the Bank of Norway.
The Norwegian Krona banknotes in ciruclation are 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Krona. The main images of these banknotes are representative images of life at sea, representing how Norwegians have been a people who have found sustenance in the sea and who have used it for exploration and trade since ancient times. The designs contain the Utvær lighthouse on the 50 note, which is located at the westernmost point of the country; the typical Viking ship Gokstad, which is the largest Viking ship preserved in Norway, on the 100 note; a cod on the 200 one, representing the strong presence of fishing in the Norwegian economy and tradition; the sailboat RS 14 "Stavanger" on the 500 note, created as a rescue boat in 1901; and an image of the open sea with waves appears on the 1,000 Krona note.
BANKNOTES IN CIRCULATION OF NORWEGIAN KRONA
The Norwegian Krone coins are 1, 5, 10 and 20 Krone. On the obverse appears King Harald V and on the reverse appear different typical objects: the bow of a Viking ship, the roof of a typical wooden church and ornaments based on nature.
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How many Norwegian Crowns should I take on my trip to Norway?
If you are organising your trip to Norway and do not know how many Krona to take with you, we can help you. Eurochange customers usually take about 300 Euros in Norwegian Crowns. To calculate how much money you might need for your trip you should take into account the expenses you will have once you get there, such as paying for hotels, rental cars, tickets or excursions or day-to-day expenses such as food, public transport or shopping.