Posten asks customers to send Christmas cards, letters and parcels before the delivery deadline if they want to be sure that the shipments will arrive before Christmas Eve.
Usually the delivery time is two to six days for mail to other countries in Europe. For the rest of the world, it can take four to eight days for the mail to arrive, but in connection with Christmas, Norway Post sets its own sending deadlines in collaboration with other countries’ post offices.
Parcels going to Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland should be sent before December 13, while letters and small parcels going to the same places should be sent by December 15.
For other countries in Europe, the deadline for letters and small packages is December 13 and December 11 if you are going to send anything to the US and Canada.
For the rest of the world, letters and small packages should be sent before December 4 to reach by Christmas Eve.
Up to two extra days must also be expected due to customs clearance for parcels abroad.
In Norway, there are no deadlines, but Posten still asks customers to calculate extra time.
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