GMT +1 Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norge. 10.4181°E 59.2858°N
  • Start/stopp
  • Tale
  • Hjelp
23:00 Sove
23:30 Sove
00:00 Midnatt
00:30 Sove
01:00 Sove
01:30 Sove
02:00 Sove
02:30 Sove
03:00 Sove
03:30 Sove
04:00 Sove
04:30 Sove
05:00 Sove
05:30 Sove
06:00 Sove
06:30 Sove
07:00 Stå opp
07:30 Frokost
08:00 Skolebuss
08:30 Skolestart
09:00 Skole
09:30 Skole
10:00 Skole
10:30 Skole
11:00 Lunsj
11:30 Skole
12:00 Skole
12:30 Skole
13:00 Skole
13:30 Skole
14:00 Skoleslutt
14:30 Skolebuss
15:00 Leke
15:30 Leke
16:00 Lekser
16:30 Lekser
17:00 Middag
17:30 Slappe av
18:00 Trening
18:30 Trening
19:00 Lekser
19:30 Lekser
20:00 Fritid
20:30 Fritid
21:00 Tannpuss
21:30 Leggetid
22:00 Sove
22:30 Sove
23:00 Sove
23:30 Sove
24:00 Midnatt
00:30 Sove
Klokkeslett her
Dato her
07:52:35 ↑•
•↓ 18:14:48
← 13t 12m 10s →

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Time changes in Norway over the years

Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not occur on the same date every year.

Remember the rule: "Spring forward - fall back"

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Learn more Norwegian time concepts

Here is some information about time and time concepts in Norway. By clicking on words and phrases you can hear the pronunciation..

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Telling time in Norwegian

NOTE! The the clock is experimental and may not work in all browsers.

The purpose of this page is to teach you the Norwegian way of telling time.

Use the interactive clock as a tool to learn some Norwegian by dragging the clock hands.

Saying time in Norwegian, and in related Scandinavian languages, is quite different to other languages. Only fifteen minutes past an hour we, optimistically, focus on the next hour and has forgotten the past! The logical explanation would be that we are already within the next hour.

In the spoken language Norwegians usually use the concept of a 12 hour clock. However, in the theoretical, and written, language the Norwegians use the same 24 hour clock as the rest of the world, meaning that midnight is 00:00, and noon is 12:00. Introduction of digital watches have made it quite common to write the time in numbers such as 15:30 (femten tretti), 06:10 (null seks ti) or 22:00 (tjueto). However, we are going to focus on the traditional Norwegian, and analogue, way of saying time.

The traditional, and most common, way of telling time in the spoken language uses a 12 hour clock. The Norwegian clock is cut into quarters, only the first quarter focus on the past hour:

When the minute hand is in the first quarter the focus is still on the "current" hour. When the minute hand is in the second, third and fourth quarter the focus is on the next hour.

When you ask a Norwegian for the time it would be acceptable if you say one of the following:

If the time is 14:10 it would be acceptable to give one of the following answers (in prioritised order):

  1. Ti over to
  2. Den er ti over to
  3. Klokka er ti over to
  4. Ti minutter over to
  5. Den er ti minutter over to
  6. Klokka er ti minutter over to
  7. Den er fjorten ti (not recommended)
  8. fjorten ti (not recommended)
  9. Klokka er fjorten ti (not recommended)