How to call Norway (country code +47)

Calling to Norway

  • 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.

Norway’s country code may be mis-labelled:

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

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 Norway (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk number used when calling within Norway. Dial all digits as listed.

eight digit number
local phone number

Norwegian 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 number is a mobile or landline, and also acts as a regional code.

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

An example of a Norwegian phone number

The Fram Museum lists its phone number in Oslo as 23 28 89 50.

Number explanation
4723 28 89 50
Norwegian country codegeographic code for Osloremainder of local phone number within Oslo
Local example – calling from another location in Oslo

All eight digits of the phone number are dialed when calling domestically.

23 28 89 50
local phone number within Oslo
Long distance example – calling from Trondheim, Norway (on the other side of the country)

All eight digits of the phone number are dialed when calling domestically.

23 28 89 50
local phone number within Norway
Unincorporated area examples – calling from Svalbard or Jan Mayan

All eight digits of the phone number are dialed when calling domestically.

23 28 89 50
local phone number within Norway
International example – calling from outside of Norway (except for Svalbard and Jan Mayan)

When calling from outside Norway, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Norway’s country code of ’47’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code4723 28 89 50
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Norwaylocal phone number within Norway

Special numbers

TOLL FREE (FREEPHONE) and Premium Rate:

Toll-free numbers  and premium rate numbers are 8 digits beginning with ‘8’(II)Navn: Norsk nummerplan for telefon m.m. retrieved January 17, 2016.

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 Norway

… to all regions except Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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

… to Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Svalbard and Jan Mayen are part of the Norwegian domestic phone network – their number ranges start with ’79’ of the Norwegian 8 digit number.

Dial all numbers directed here from Norway the same way a domestic Norwegian phone number would be dialed.

Administrative and regulatory

Sources and more resources

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