List of exceptions for special parcels


If you are going to send weapons domestically, the weapon must be secured in such a way that it cannot be used, cf. regulations of firearms and ammunition. This means that a vital part must be removed from the weapon and sent separately.

As a transmitter of weapons you should know about the Weapons Act and how a weapon should be secured during transport.


All types of insects, such as leeches, bees, flies and silkworms, cannot be sent in letters and parcels sent by air. Such content cannot therefore be sent with Norgespakke™ small, Norgespakke™ large, Norgespakke™ next day or Express next day (business service). Parasites and flies of the Drosophilidae family can be sent, but only between approved institutions.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries are used in many items of electronic equipment, such as PCs, mobile phones, cameras, laser gauges, shavers, etc.

Lithium batteries/cells are accepted in domestic airmail parcels on the following conditions:

  • Batteries must be installed in the equipment in which they are intended to be used. Sending loose batteries is not permitted
  • There is a limit of two lithium batteries/four lithium cells (a battery may comprise a number of cells) in any one parcel
  • The total lithium content must not exceed 2 g for metal/alloy batteries. For ion batteries, the energy capacity must not exceed 100 Wh. The battery capacity must be stated on the outer packaging.
  • The lithium content must not exceed 1 g for metal/alloy cells. For ion cells, the energy capacity must not exceed 20 Wh.
  • The parcel must be packaged in appropriate packaging in accordance with ICAO’s packaging instructions 967 and 970. There must be compliance with the packaging provisions and labelling requirements.
  • Parcels containing a maximum of 2 batteries/4 cells do not have to have labelling other than that specified above.
  • International testing requirements must be met.
  • Batteries must be well protected against damage and short-circuiting

Under no circumstances may damaged or defective batteries be forwarded.

The same conditions apply to overseas airmail parcels, but some countries have opted out of receiving parcels containing lithium. Find out what you are allowed to send to individual countries.

If you need to transport lithium batteries involving more than 2 batteries/4 cells installed in equipment, or lithium batteries that are not installed in equipment, please contact Customer Service on tel. 22 03 00 00.

Biological material – UN3373, category B

The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection has also compiled a useful and simplified guide to biological material (in Norwegian only). This includes detailed requirements relating to packaging and labelling for UN3373, category B.

The maximum volume per item is 4 litres/kg in total, with a maximum of 1 litre/kg per inner container. The fastest possible forwarding is recommended. Air transport is permitted nationally, and also internationally if the postal service company in the receiving country accepts such contents.

Dry ice – UN1845

Due to the regulations of the various commercial airlines in Norway, we can no longer offer the shipment of parcels containing dry ice on the services brev, Norgespakke™ small, Norgespakke™ next day or Ekspress next day (business service). This prohibition also applies if dry ice is intended to be used as refrigerant for biological material UN3373.

Wet cargo

An agreement must be concluded between the customer and Norway Post concerning the transportation of wet cargo by air.

The provisions and an agreement template can be found here: Download and print PDF.

Radioactive material – UN2908, UN2909, UN2910, UN2911

We only accept UN2908-2911 from authorised senders. Volumes and packaging must be in accordance with the provisions of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA; cf. the provisions of the Universal Postal Convention. The parcel must be labelled with a separate label, and the correct UN number must be stated on the label. The name and address of the sender must be indicated on the cover. The fastest possible redirection is recommended. Approved for air transport nationally, and also internationally if the postal service company in the receiving country accepts such contents.

Fire extinguishers – UN1044

Fire extinguishers UN1044 containing compressed or liquid gas will be received as parcels for transport by road/rail if they have been produced and filled in compliance with applicable provisions in the country of production.

They must be equipped with protection to prevent accidental discharge and be packaged in robust external packaging. Fire extinguishers UN1044 are not subject to the ADR provisions if the requirements specified here are met.

Magnets/magnetic materials transported by air

Magnets/magnetic materials packaged for transport by air must not have a magnetic strength that may cause compass deflection by more than 2 degrees at a distance of 2.1 m from any point on the surface of the parcel/item. ICAO’s packaging instructions 953 are applicable.