Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Yes, yes and yes. - Jan 2020


Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, but Norwegian bank cards are the most accepted. The bank charges a fee per bank card per year. - Dec 2016


Ubiquitous - some restaurants don't take cash. - Dec 2015


You'll want to get a chip card with a pin code that are nearly universally accepted here. They can take U.S. cards if they know how, but some vendors do not. And there are locations that don't take cash! ATMs are everywhere and safe. - Jun 2015


Card machines are ubiquitous, but Norway, like the rest of the non-USA world, uses pin/chip technology, so if you try to buy things with a card without a chip, you might have problems. A few local shops only accept Norweigan-issued cards. - May 2013


You must set up a Norwegian bank account when you move here. We pay all our bills online. - Aug 2011


You need a Norwegian bank card at some stores, so you can't count on relying on your credit card everywhere. - Jun 2009


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