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McDonald's in Norway

We'll only be there for 2 nights. Just going to see the city this time, and go back another time for the fjords and Bergen. Thanks everyone for the info.

I've heard everything is very expensive in Norway, has anyone ever eaten at a McDonalds there? When were on a tight budget when traveling we usually eat there because it's cheap. Has anyone eaten there? How expensive was it?

Posted by
3428 posts

Yes- McDonald's is a much more expensive as everything else. If I recall correctly, it cost us about the equivalent of $10.00 for 2 cokes, 1 cheeseburger, 1 hamburger and 1 small FF.

Posted by
9099 posts

I assume you're talking about Oslo. Some other low-cost options include food courts. Oslo has a lot of indoor modern shopping malls with large food courts. I don't recall exact prices, but by Norwegian standards, I remember them being affordable and there was wide selection of foods available.

Posted by
606 posts

McDonald's will cost more there, but it will still be cheaper than any place else you're likely to find for a cooked meal.

Compared to my younger days, I'm "rich" now and don't go to McDonald's when traveling. But when I was in my 20's, the McDonald's prices were a great help when on the road. Money goes fast in places like Zürich, Stockholm, and Rome. Saving $15 each on a few meals, by going to McD's, is great!

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When I travel abroad with my mother, we eat almost exclusively at McDonald's (or other American fast food places) or grocery stores, as we are also cheap :) We were in Norway (Oslo and Bergen) in 2007. In Oslo, a McDonald's cheeseburger was 18 kr ($3 US at the time). But as another poster said, McDonald's is usually the cheapest familiar food other than picnicking. For me, I had to make a conscious decision that Scandinavia was just going to be expensive and try to choose the cheapest options I could find, regardless of how much they cost in US dollars, because I wanted to visit that region. Hope this helps!

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606 posts

I don't want to offend anybody, but speaking just for myself, McDonald's food also TASTES better than a lot of food I've had in Scandinavia!

I'm not saying I've had no good food in the Norse lands. I have. But I've also run up across fish-flavored beets, fish-flavored cheese, and in Sweden even fish-flavored ice cream (and a favorite delicacy of theirs: rotten raw fish).

Give me two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun anytime!

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437 posts

We did eat at a McDonalds and it was expensive. I don't remember exactly how much, but it was convenient. We also ate at the Kafe Arkadia at the Folkemuseum and I have that receipt from May 26 of this year:

Pannekakar m blabor 55.0
Toast Skinke 56.0
Sjjokoladekake 48.0
Sjjokoladekake 48.0
Kuli gronn 20.0

Totalt: 227.0

I think that was about $36 US for pancakes, a toasted ham sandwich, 2 pieces of chocolate cake and an applejuice (if memory serves - I know French and some German, but no Norwegian.) It was worth it to sit down out of the rain and have a relaxing lunch.

We were glad to have the Oslo Pass and used it that day for transportation and to see all 4 museums on the Bygdoy Peninsula, plus the resistance museum and the Nobel Museum. The only one we didn't love was the Nobel. The Castle was closed for a private event.

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Its expensive for McDonald's but cheap for Norway. My husband and I ordered a happy meal for me and a big mac meal for him and it was $25. But at least you don't have to pay for ketchup like you do in Prague:) They also have Burger King I think. And if we ate an expensive dinner we would get a hot fudge sundae from McD's for dessert for about $3.