Time

Note that when telling the time, Norwegians use 'half' as signifying 'half before' rather than 'half past' eg 'halv to' is 'half before two', not 'half past one'. Always double-check unless you want to be an hour late! Although the 24-hour clock is used in some official situations, you'll find people generally use the 12-hour clock in everyday conversation.

Norway shares the same time zone as most of Western Europe (GMT/UTC plus one hour during summertime, and GMT/UTC plus two hours during the daylight-saving period). Daylight saving starts on the last Sunday in March and finishes on the last Sunday in October.

Note the following time differences (compared to Norwegian summertime):

SydneyEight hours ahead
TokyoSeven hours ahead
MoscowOne hour ahead
CopenhagenSame time as Norway
LondonOne hour behind
New YorkSix hours behind