The Main Chart Series and the Main Chart Series for Svalbard, Jan Mayen and the Bouvet Island, comprises a total of 164 hardcopy charts, covering inner coastal waters.
The scale and content in the nautical charts is adapted to different shipping and user needs.
The Main Chart Series comprises 143 charts on a scale 1:50 000 (with a few exceptions), and covers the coast from the border with Sweden to Grense Jacobselv (the border with Russia), and parts of Svalbard.
The Main Chart Series for Svalbard, Jan Mayen and the Bouvet Island comprises 21 charts. The scale varies from 1:15 000 to 1:100 000, and covers coastal polar waters
Area of use
The Main Chart Series are charts primarily for navigation in inner coastal waters.
After purchase, it is the responsibility of the user, to keep the chart updated using the Norwegian Notices to Mariners (Efs).
Changes of significant navigational importance are published consecutively in the Efs every 14 days, which is available free of charge at kartverket.no/efs.
Print on Demand Charts
The Norwegian Mapping Authority's nautical charts are available as Print on Demand charts (POD). POD charts refer to updated charts printed by retailers on request from the public.
Through the Print on Demand service, charts are updated with all safety critical updates up to and including the most recent Notices to Mariners (Efs).
To buy the official Norwegian nautical charts, contact our POD distributors in Norway and abroad.
A POD chart will be in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)/SOLAS. All Norwegian nautical charts are available as POD charts only.