16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6.* away goals in head-to-head matches; 7. goals scored in hth matches; 8. play-off (only for deciding champion, play-offs participation or relegation).
* - only if exactly 2 teams are tied.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1 place: UEFA Champions League qualifiers
2-3 place: UEFA Europa League qualifiers
4 place: possible UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on NM Cupen outcome)
Relegation from the league:
14 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one 1. Division team for 1 place in Eliteserien
15-16 place: relegated to 1. Division
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from 1. Division
1 more team from 1. Division possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2