Shipping times and costs from New Zealand to Norway

Shipping from
New Zealand
Shipping to
Norway
Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
29 - 34 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £13,668 - £15,106
Shipping costs by sea £3,417 - £3,777

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £5,257 - £5,810

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £7,886 - £8,715

The cost of shipping is all dependent upon how much you need to ship, and how far. Read up on all you need to know about international shipping to your chosen country.

Shipping Container Costs to Norway

If you’re into stunning natural scenery, Norway is perfect for you. “The Land of the Midnight Sun” might have one of the most magnificent coastlines in the world, if not the most. The world-famous fjords run all the way down the Norwegian coast and there are more than a thousand of them. It’s a very green and blue affair. Sitting above the Arctic Circle, Norway deals with a pretty unique blend of lightness and darkness. In the summer there can be up to 20 hours of sunlight per day, but the winter can cast parts of the country in permanent darkness for months. The capital city of Oslo is a beautiful place to live, offering a unique combination of mountains, sea and urban buzz. If you want something a bit smaller, Bergen is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy (ooh) and Stavanger’s got a cracking cathedral. The Norwegians enjoy one of the best life expectancies in the world, so they’re in it for the long haul. Norway’s traditional food scene is also worth a mention, including smalahove (sheep’s head) and krumkake (paper-thin waffles).

Different shipping options

If you’ve decided that you want to move to Norway, you’ll probably have some belongings that you want to bring with you. To get them over there, you need to choose between sea freight and air freight. For speed of service you should choose air freight, but it comes at a much higher cost. On the other hand, sea freight is significantly slower but you’ll be paying much less. If you do go for sea freight, there are two container sizes available; 20ft and 40ft. You also need to decide if you want the use of a whole container or just a portion of it, which is called Less Than Container Load (LCL). Once you’re in touch with a shipping supplier, they’ll be able to help you with these decisions. We strongly recommend that you go for a door-to-door service, which most of our suppliers offer. It’s a bit more expensive but it’ll save you a lot of extra hassle.

Major shipping routes

You won’t be surprised to hear that Oslo is Norway’s largest shipping port, and there’s a beautiful fjord leading up to it. The southern port is ultimately the gateway to Norway, dealing with the majority of container ships that sail to the country. Its capacity was recently doubled in size and it can deal with a large variety of cargo. After Oslo, other large ports include Drammen (south), Bergen (south west) and Narvik (north west). If you’re shipping a car to Norway then it will probably go to Drammen, but otherwise you can expect your cargo to go to Oslo.

Norwegian customs

Once your container is in a Norwegian port, you just need to get it through customs and then you’re sorted. It’s very important that you don’t bring anything that’s prohibited or restricted, as this will incur hefty fines and might even prevent your shipment from getting through. See below to get a better idea of what isn’t allowed into Norway (although common sense applies). You need to create an inventory of everything inside your container, listing every object and stating whether it’s new or used. The clearer your list, the easier and quicker customs will be. You can avoid paying any duties or taxes on your household goods if a) you’ve lived abroad continuously for at least a year, b) everything is second hand and c) you are moving to live in Norway permanently (and use the belongings). All containers are subject to physical inspection, so it’s best to tell the truth in your inventory. You can check out the official Norway customs website here.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
33 Cubic Meters
5.9m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £5,257 - £5,810

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  • Boxes
    16 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedrooms
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

40Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
67 Cubic Meters
12.03m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £9,988 - £11,039

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  • Boxes
    28 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedroom
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x car, 1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

Car shipped by sea freight

Max Dimensions: 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £3,417 - £3,777

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £6,257 - £8,310

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Unusual Restricted Items

Alcohol
Alcohol exceeding 60% volume is not allowed.
Cash
You are only allowed to bring in up to NOK 25,000 in cash.
Animal Products
Meat and milk products from non-EU countries are banned.
Potatoes
Potatoes are subject to restrictions.
Plants and Plant Parts
Plants and parts thereof for cultivation are prohibited.
Weapons and Ammunition
Weapons and ammunition are restricted.