Scandinavia and the Krona (1 Viewer)

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We will be travelling to Norway in May
Denmark, Sweden and Norway all have their own Krona
Does anyone know if they will accept each other’s currency?
And do they accept Euros ?

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We will be travelling to Norway in May
Denmark, Sweden and Norway all have their own Krona
Does anyone know if they will accept each other’s currency?
And do they accept Euros ?

Geoff
We are off to Norway and Denmark and I'm not sure about the Euro bit but everything I read seems to suggest paying with plastic even for small amounts of which there will be few and withdraw small amounts of local currency using a fee free card like Revolut, Monzo, Starling or if you happen to have a bank card that doesn't charge abroad. I also have credit cards like the Post Office and Tandem which are fee free abroad for fuel stations as they can be funny about prepaid cards.

You can probably use Euros in the big tourist cities but certainly not elsewhere, I've just googled it!
 
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They are different Krona and I’ve not found anywhere that you can use them in the “wrong” country.
You would be able to exchange euros in a currency exchange if you can find one but advice in above post is good.
 
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All the Krona's are different and we never found anywhere that would except anybody else's or Euros.

To be fair the cost of any credit card fees will be dwarfed by all the other costs you will have. Fuel, ferries, food..

Oh. Don't get caught speeding, that will really hammer your budget!!
 
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We went to Scandinavia 2 years ago, as above Krona aren’t interchangeable , we didn’t take a lot of cash in various Krona with us , think about £30 for each country just in case and brought most of it back.

Most places take credit cards even for very small transactions and from what we saw the Scandinavians generally use a card when they are shopping.

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I can endorse all of the above. We "did" all three last year and Krona/Kroner all have different exchange rates and not interchangeable. Revolut works well as does the Clarity Card with no foreign transaction fees.
 
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My son lives in Stockholm and nearly everywhere it is card only, even for the smallest purchase, totally cashless
 
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Denmark & Sweden are in the EU.Norway in the eea. Like the UK they are not in the euro but have to accept it for payment if offered. Change would be local though.
I didn't know that, I can just imagine the chaos if I tried to pay in Euros in my local Co-op. It's almost tempting to try!
I thought it was up to the store owner what they would accept.

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Denmark & Sweden are in the EU.Norway in the eea. Like the UK they are not in the euro but have to accept it for payment if offered. Change would be local though.

I don’t think they have to accept euros. We certainly weren’t able to use them in Scandinavia.
 
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