How to call Jan Mayen (country code +47 79)

Calling to Jan Mayen

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

Jan Mayen’s (and Norway’s) country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0047 or 004779 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Norway’s country code of ’47’ and Jan Mayen’s regional numbers of ’79’).
  • Country code 01147 or 0114779 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Norway’s country code of ’47’ and Jan Mayen’s regional numbers of ’79’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

Norwegian mobile phone numbers begin with ‘9’, ‘4’, ’58’, and ’59’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

VoIP phone numbers based in Norway are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Norway.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Norway does not have a country-speicifc satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Jan Mayen (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk number used when calling within the Norwegian phone system.

Dial all eight numbers as they are listed.

79six digit number
start of numbering range for Jan Mayen and Svalbardremainder of local phone number within Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen phone numbers explained

Number details

Norwegian numbers are 8 digits.

There are some machine to machine numbers that are 12 digits.

Some numbers are 5 digits, these are reserved for “hotline” type numbers and are billed at the land-line rate. These numbers are generally used by commercial organizations with the intention of being easy to remember (for example taxi companies).

The first 1 to 2 digits designate whether the phone is a mobile or landline, as well as a regional code.

Mobile numbers start with ‘9’ (older), ‘4’ (newer), ’58’, and ’59’.

Special numbers

Toll-free numbers  and premium rate numbers are 8 digits beginning with ‘8’.

When dialed from within Norway, toll-free phone numbers do not incur service charges when called.

Premium rate numbers incur a higher rate than standard charges.

Toll-free and premium rate numbers may not be available from outside of the country.

Calling from Jan Mayen

… to all regions except Norway and Svalbard

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Norway and Jan Mayen.

… to Norway and Svalbard

Calls to Norway and Svalbard are dialed the same was as as Norwegian domestic phone number – an 8 digit code.

Svalbard phone numbers being with ’79’ (shared with Jan Mayen), and Norway contains the remainder of the numbering range.

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