When is the deadline for sending Christmas gifts from Norway to other countries?

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When is the deadline for sending Christmas gifts from Norway to other countries?
The deadline for sending packages from Norway to outside Europe will be between November 25th and November 29th. Pictured is a van full of parcels. Photo by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash

The deadline for sending gifts to friends, family and loved ones outside of Norway is soon approaching if you are shipping a package outside Europe. So, what are the cut-off dates if you want a parcel to arrive by Christmas? 


Friday, November 25th, will mark the beginning of cut-off dates for those hoping to send Christmas gifts from Norway to countries outside Europe. 

Depending on the country, those hoping to send packages in time for Christmas Eve will have between November 25th and November 29th to send their package outside of Europe, the Norwegian Postal Service (Posten Norge) writes on its website.


"Although the deadline for the vast majority of countries in Europe is in mid-December, there are some countries where we have now set a deadline at the end of November so that you can be sure that the parcels will arrive by Christmas," Posten's press manager, Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen, said of the deadline. 

However, not all packages sent outside of Norway will need to abide by this cutoff point. For example, while the deadline for the USA is November 28th and the cut-off for India is November 29th, those sending presents to Australia and New Zealand will have until December 2nd. You can find a complete list of deadlines here

Should these deadlines be missed, customers can pay for express delivery- but this will be very costly. Standard deliveries sent after these dates are not guaranteed to arrive before Christmas. 

The final cut-off point for deliveries within Europe, including the UK, will be December 16th. This date will also be the cutoff point for most packages sent outside of Europe via express delivery. 

December 16th is also the deadline for sending parcels domestically to guarantee Christmas delivery.


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