Forward 1 hour
May 22, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Monday, May 22, 1916, 1:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Monday, May 22, 1916, 2:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on May 22, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
Sep 30, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Saturday, September 30, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Friday, September 29, 1916, 11:00:00 pm local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Sep 30, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
When Does DST Start and End in Norway?
The DST period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.
Both continental Norway, which includes the capital Oslo, and Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, use Central European Time (CET) as standard time. When Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in force, Central European Summer Time (CEST) is observed.
Daylight Saving Time History in Norway
- Norway first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
- Norway has observed DST for 55 years between 1916 and 2020.
- Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1979.
- See Worldwide DST Statistics
Daylight Saving Time has been introduced, discontinued, and re-introduced quite a few times during the 20th century. When the measure was reinstated in 1959, controversy erupted, so in 1965, DST was again abolished. However, it was re-introduced in 1980. Today, Norway follows the EU’s daylight saving schedule.