Here are the main rules for spelling, see writing style for more information.

Theme Right Wrong
Language  British English American English
Numbers :Write numbers from zero to nine with letters and from 10 and upwards with numbers. From 3 to 14Exception: Top 3 / Top 5 etc  From three to 14 
Time  am and pm.  15.00 o´clock
Dates May 1 2014 1/5-14
Fjords has become an English word write the Sognefjord, the Hardangerfjord etc.  the Sognefjord

the Hardangerfjord

The fjord Sognefjord


Geographic names should be written in Norwegian and followed with the English name in brackets if there is one, or with an English explanation.   Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock)

Jostedalsbreen Glacier

Nordkapp (The North Cape)



The Jostedal glacier



Countryparts Northern Norway, Southern Norway, Eastern Norway and Fjord Norway (even within a sentence North Norway

South Norway

Other names (festivals, museums etc) should mainly be written in English. Names can be written in Norwegian if they are self-explanatory. The National Gallery, Bergen International Festival, Pers Fjord Hotell or Kjells Camping Nasjonalgalleriet (The national gallery)

the Bergen international festival

Distancesshould be spelt out (kilometres), not as abbreviations (km).  The exception when used in tables. A two-kilometre long fjord

The fjord is two kilometres long.


A two kilometres long fjord