2004 Norwegian First Division
|Goals scored||832 (3.47 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Paul Oyuga (18)|
The 2004 Norwegian First Division season kicked off on 12 April 2004, and the final round was played on 31 October 2004.
Start were promoted to the 2005 Norwegian Premier League as First Division winners, along with Aalesund who finished second. Start will be playing in the top division for the first time since 2002. Aalesund, meanwhile, return to Premier League after being relegated in 2003.
As in previous years, there was a two-legged promotion playoff at the end of the season, between the third-placed team in the First Division (Kongsvinger) and the twelfth-placed team in the Premier League (Bodø/Glimt). Bodø/Glimt kept their spot in the Premier League, beating Kongsvinger 4-1 on aggregate.
Final league table
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Start (C) (P)||30||24||2||4||71||28||+43||74||Promotion to Tippeligaen|
|13||Raufoss (R)||30||10||7||13||42||47||−5||37||Relegation to 2. Divisjon|
|15||Vard Haugesund (R)||30||7||3||20||43||83||−40||24|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
These four teams were promoted from the Second Division in 2003: