Studenter ved alliert vinterkurs ved forsvarets vinterskole som er center of exellence innen cold weather operations gjennomfører utdanning i snøskred fare og kamerat redning.

Information for participants

What will the weather be like? Who do you call if you need help? And how do you say "thank you" in Norwegian? Get your facts here.

Welcome to Norway! We are pleased to have you in our country.

On this site you will find useful information about weather, contact points and tips on how to cope with cold weather. We also provide you with some fun facts about Norway – and some useful Norwegian phrases to impress the locals with. Enjoy your time in Norway, and happy exercising.

Local time in Norway and Sweden is ALFA (ZULU +1 / UTC +1) during the entire exercise. Local time in Finland is BRAVO (ZULU +2 / UTC +2).

Useful information about Norway

  1. Norway has three different emergency numbers, all free of charge:

    • Fire, accidents and serious pollution: 110
    • Police – immediate assistance: 112
    • Ambulance and medical assistance: 113

  2. Other public service numbers that can come in handy:

    • Police service number for non-urgent matters: 02800
    • Emergency room for urgent healthcare: 116 117
    • Public 24-hour information on road conditions: 175

  3. Norway is situated in the Central European Time zone (CET), which is UTC +1. Like in many other countries countries, Summer Time (daylight saving time) applies in Norway: The clock is set one hour forward on the last Sunday of March, and one hour on back the last Sunday of October. 

    Local time in Norway and Sweden is ALFA (ZULU +1 / UTC +1) during the entire exercise. Local time in Finland is BRAVO (ZULU +2 / UTC +2) during the entire exercise.

  4. In Norway, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets are types C and F (europlug). Britons need a power plug adapter, while participants from Canada and the USA will need a combined power plug adapter and voltage converter.