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Shipping to Norway from the UK

Are you looking to send parcels to Norway? Whether you’re shipping to the cultural and architectural city of Oslo or the western rural city of Bergen, PACK & SEND has the expertise to get your package wherever it needs to go.

With over 30 years in the business – specialising in freight forwarding, international shipping, and door-to-door packing and delivery services – you can count on PACK & SEND to get your package to its destination safely and securely.

Fragile, awkward or large items are no problem for us, so you can relax knowing PACK & SEND will ensure the safe and timely delivery of your valuable parcels.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to consider when shipping to Norway – from how to address your package to customs requirements and import restrictions.

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PACK & SEND offers a range of packing and shipping services, including air and sea freight options. And we also provide end-to-end tracking of your parcel, for peace of mind over secure delivery.

With many of us having family and friends living abroad, getting sentimental goods over to them safely and promptly is a must. However, this can be a challenge for people to manage remotely. Luckily, PACK & SEND takes the hassle out of international shipping, handling the entire process for you.

Whether you’re shipping goods to loved ones in Norway or need support with international business shipping, PACK & SEND makes light work of shipping to Europe.

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All international shipments from the UK require customs documents to be completed accurately and in detail. Without these, you risk your shipment getting delayed at the border.

This will be either a commercial invoice. Your courier provider will be able to provide these documents for you and help you complete them accurately.

Customs charges will be charged to the recipient in Norway, so you don’t have to worry about these as the sender. Items valued up to NOK 200 are exempt from import taxes and items like personal effects and packages intended as gifts are exempt from customs charges up to a value of NOK 1,000. This is provided they’re in line with Norway’s import regulations.

Make sure not to miss out on Customs Duty and VAT-free allowances by following government guidelines.

Some common mistakes include:

  • Not filling in the paperwork correctly (putting information in the wrong place or missing sections entirely)
  • Trying to send prohibited or restricted items
  • Being too vague or not providing enough detail on your items – e.g., instead of just saying ‘clothes’, state ‘2x men’s cotton shirts, made in England’
  • Sending items without the correct licenses and certificates

You can trust in PACK & SEND’s glowing international shipping record to make sure your packages are fully compliant with import guidelines.

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Every country has different customs regulations to abide by and it can be tough to know what is allowed and which items are prohibited.

Before you attempt to ship your items, you’ll need to know what can be imported, in what quantities these are allowed and any restricted items ahead of time. This is important for avoiding hefty fines, cargo seizures or even having your goods sent back to you.

For example, Norway’s shipping restrictions include a limit of up to 10kg of meat. This is only allowed with a permit, too.

Importing more than NOK 25,000 (roughly £2,113) is also prohibited and can even land the attempted sender with a fine of up to 20% of the total amount sent.

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Postal addressing rules aren’t the same in every country, which can cause confusion.

When shipping to Norway, the recipient’s name appears on the first line, with the street name and building number written on the second line.

It’s recommended to put the country code ahead of the 4-digit postcode on the third line – to avoid any confusion in delivery.

The country name should round off the address on the fourth line.

For example:

Theodor Solheim
Revierstredet 2
NO-0104 OSLO

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At PACK & SEND, we have a proven track record of delivering parcels to Norway safely and securely. And the entire process is tailor-fit to the exact needs of your cargo, no matter what it contains.

We always strive to get a signature upon arrival of the package, too – which not all couriers offer.

Plus, PACK & SEND’s comprehensive loss or damage cover gives you extra peace of mind in case the worst happens. Get an online quote for your shipments to Norway today.

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What items are prohibited to send to Norway?

Norway prohibits alcohol, perfumes and tobacco for import into the country. A full list can be found of prohibited goods can be found here – https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/import/import-guide-for-beginners/#restricted_and_prohibited_goods. Whilst these goods are prohibited for import, solutions can be found in some circumstances, contact your local service centre for more information.

What ways are there to get an item sent to Norway?

The delivery methods used by PACK & SEND to get goods to Norway are road and air freight.

How long will my things take to reach Norway?

Shipments to Norway can take approximately 3-4 working days. This is only an approximate delivery time as subject to customs clearance shipments can take longer than this.







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