To call abroad dial 00 (the IAC, or international access code from Scandinavia), the country code (CC) for the country you are calling, the local area code (usually dropping the leading zero if there is one) and then the number.

  • Emergencies The emergency number is the same throughout Scandinavia: 112.
  • Internet Calling via the internet is a practical and cheap solution for making international calls, whether from a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Mobile phones Bring a mobile that's not tied to a specific network (unlocked) and buy local SIM cards.
  • Phone boxes Almost nonexistent in most of Scandinavia.
  • Phonecards Easily bought for cheaper international calls.
  • Reverse-charge (collect) calls Usually possible, and communicating with the local operator in English should not be much of a problem.
  • Roaming Roaming charges for EU phones within the EU have been abolished and are low for other European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

Mobile Phones

  • Local SIM cards are cheap and widely available. They need to be used with an unlocked phone.
  • Data packages are cheap and easy.
  • There is a normal tariff for EU SIM cards in EU countries; otherwise, expect to pay roaming rates.

Telephone Codes

Denmark

Country Code (CC)

45

International Access Code (IAC)

00

Finland

Country Code (CC)

358

International Access Code (IAC)

00

Iceland

Country Code (CC)

354

International Access Code (IAC)

00

Norway

Country Code (CC)

47

International Access Code (IAC)

00

Sweden

Country Code (CC)

46

International Access Code (IAC)

00

Estonia (Tallinn)

Country Code (CC)

372

International Access Code (IAC)

00

Use the country code to call into that country. Use the international access code to call abroad from that country.