22 games were played with 2 points given for wins and 1 for draws. Number eleven and twelve were relegated. The winners of the two groups of the Second Division were promoted, as well as the winner of a series of play-off matches between the two second-placed teams in the two groups of the Second Division and number ten in the First Division.
Lillestrøm SK won the league, after a slow start but later 11 wins in a row. The league had low attendances that year.
The qualification matches were contested between Tromsø (10th in the First Division), Drøbak/Frogn (2nd in the Second Division - Group A), and Vidar (2nd in the Second Division - Group B). Tromsø won and remained in the First Division.