Forward 1 hour
Mar 25, 2012 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 25, 2012 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
Oct 28, 2012 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 28, 2012 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 53 years between 1916 and 2018.
- 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.