Our new Driving Tips series gives you the need-to-know advice for driving abroad!
If your next trip to Norway involves a lot of driving (something which makes for a perfect holiday!), you may want to brush up on the rules of the road to make your journey complication free.
Speed Limits in Norway
The legal limits are clearly signposted but are generally as follows:
|Residential areas||50 km/h|
|Built-up areas and towns||50 km/h||Dual Carriageways and Motorways||90 – 100 km/h|
Norway Driving Rules and Regulations
Here are some rules, regulations and driving tips that you should know before you start your road trip in Norway:
- When driving in Norway remember that you have to drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Seat belts are compulsory for front and rear seat occupants.
- All children must be firmly strapped in using approved safety equipment that matches their age, size and weight. Children under 135 centimetres must have their own seat or safety restraint (babies in a cot). Children over 36 kilos, or 135 centimetres, can use a normal seat.
- There are severe penalties for drink driving in Norway so please be aware of the rules. The legal limit is 20 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
- Use of mobile telephones whilst driving in Norway is an offence.
- Third party insurance is compulsory and green cards are highly recommended. Without it, visitors with motor insurance in their own countries are allowed the minimum legal cover. The Green Card tops this up to the level of cover provided by the visitor’s own policy.
What to Bring Along
When driving in Norway it is compulsory to have:
- At least one visibility vest in your car
- Your driving licence with you at all times.
Rely on Sixt for your car hire needs in Norway
Because Norway is a vast country with a long coastline its best to have a car rental to help navigate you around with ease and to see each stunning location along the way. By using Sixt you can be certain to have a reliable vehicle to help you along the way through your journey. We have stations at all major travel hubs and airports, in cities such as Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and many more. We have a large fleet of vehicle categories such as hatchbacks, 4x4s, people carriers and more; which can be fitted with winter tyres or additional equipment to make it suitable for any trip you wish to embark on.