Norway Driving Information

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Information about Car Rental and Driving in Norway

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions| Norway Map

Driving Overview

General Information

The major highways of Norway allow for efficient travel to the fjords, steep hillsides and lush valleys. Quaint villages and architecture dating back to the 12th century are found all throughout the countryside. The Norwegian highway and road system covers some 56,430 miles and there are car ferries that make Norway accessible from Denmark.


To rent a car in Norway, you must be at least 19 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers interested in renting a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Seatbelts are mandatory and children under 4 years of age must sit in a safety seat The legal blood alcohol limit is .05.

Speed Limits

Speed limits in Norway are as follows: City 31mph/50kph Open Roads 49mph/80kph Highways 55mph/90kph

Rules of the Road

Traffic travels on the right and trams always have the right of way and should be passed on the right. Vehicles approaching an intersection from the right have the right of way.

Norway Driving InformationGas

Most gas stations are open from 6am to 7pm and accept major credit cards.


There are toll highways in Norway.


Parking is not allowed on main roads in Norway but there are many municipal lots. Parking meters are categorized by color, with yellow meters permitting 1 hour parking, gray meters permitting 2 hours and brown meters permitting 3 hours.

Insurance Information

General Information

Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. Our inclusive rates also provide collision and theft coverage at an advance purchase discount. You may elect to decline collision and theft coverage. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Norway.

Norway Driving InformationRequired Coverage

Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability offers US$110,000 to unlimited coverage in case of damage or injury to people or property outside of the rental car.

Optional Coverage

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our inclusive rates at a discount. CDW, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$15 - US$28 per day. Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$7 - US$9 per day. CDW and theft coverage reduce the deductible (responsibility of the client) to US$760 - US$1800. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available at the rental counter for approximately US$11.50 per day. Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero. Optional insurance coverage is available with select suppliers only, rates subject to change without notice.

Rental Restrictions

General Information

Most Norway rental car categories can be driven anywhere in Western Europe without restriction. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury rental car categories and on travel in certain countries. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.

Restricted Countries

Norway Driving InformationCars rented in Norway are not allowed into the following countries: Albania Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yugoslavia.

One-Way Rentals

Domestic one-way car rentals are available and some routes do incur additional return fees. There are fees for international one-way rentals, and not all vehicles are allowed.

Norway Map

Map of Norway

Each practical map of Norway found on this page offers information about the borders of Norway, neighboring countries, major cities, roads and expressways and more. The Google map of Norway found at the bottom of the page allows you to zoom in to find directions, locate nearby attractions and restaurants and even see user reviews of the points of interest you're considering. Get detailed information about getting to the destinations of your choice and if you have any questions about visiting Oslo or any other driving destination in Norway simply call our award-winning team of travel pros toll-free at 1-888-223-5555.

While in Norway, make sure that you schedule a stop in Finnmark to discover the Northern cape. This destination is one of the most popular attractions in the country, offering breathtaking views of the country atop of a magnificent cliff. In Bergen, the Bryggen Wharf is a can't miss attraction. This wharf is a free attraction that includes delightful 14th century buildings which are all a part of the UNESCO World Heritage sights. We also recommend that your Norway vacation includes a stop at Vigeland Park in Oslo. At this park you will discover Gustav Vigeland's famous works, with a collection of more than 200 pieces on display, as well as a café and a visitor center. As long as you have one of our maps of Norway handy, you will be able to find these attractions and so many more without hassle.