It is important to use the correct postcode so that mail is not delayed or returned.
The postcode register
The postcode tables contain all postcodes that are used for addressing mail in Norway. Here you will find an overview of new, changed or discontinued postcodes. The files also contain municipal numbers and names. Please note that some postcodes may extend over more than one municipality. In such cases, the municipality with the highest number of mail recipients will generally be selected. The county number is the two first digits in the municipal number, and you will find a list of counties, among other things, in the guide.
The postcode tables are valid from 2017/01/01:
|Guide and file description||Download guide and file description (PDF)|
|Postcodes in sequence|
|New, changed and terminated postcodes|
|Overview of all new postcodes||Download with TAB-separated fields (ANSI)|
|Overview of all changes||Download with TAB-separated fields (ANSI)|
Postcode search and postcode map
In the Address and postcode search, you can search for all valid addresses and postcodes in Norway. Click on a house number, and look for the address in the map finder. You can also go straight to the map finder that shows postcode boundaries. (LINK) We also have a downloadable map that shows the postcode region (PDF), i.e. just the two first digits of the postcode.
Addresses that change postcode
Posten Norge collects up and makes changes to address postcodes on 1 October each year. The conversion tables, which are mainly developed for cleaning databases, include the addresses that change postcodes.
Date of change: 2016/10/1
Here is a list of all the changes in 2016:
Postcode changes table 2016 (xlsx)
Example: The town of Ås gets several new postcodes in addition to 1430 Ås; 1433 Ås, 1434 Ås and 1435 Ås.
Download file with fixed length (ANSI)
Download TAB-delimited file (ANSI)
Download file with fixed length (ASCII)
Download TAB-delimited file (ASCII)
Detailed information about the layout can be found in the instructions for the conversion tables.
Allocating road addresses in municipalities
Many properties in Norway still do not have street or road addresses. Some municipalities in Norway are responsible for allocating
these. Here you can download a file that shows the number of street and road addresses per postcode in Norway (xlsx). This lets you check how up-to-date your address register is. Updated on: 04/01/2016.
The Kartverket (Norwegian Mapping Authority) road address project follows up and supports municipalities that are working to provide all properties with street and road addresses. You can find more information about the allocation of street and road addresses, for example developments in municipalities and counties, on the Norwegian Mapping Authority website.