Driving in Norway


With a car or a mobile home you can explore Norway wonderfully on your own. We offer you a large selection of car tours in Norway and also have many other Norway travel offers ready for you. The transport network in Norway is very well developed, and due to the geography of the country, road construction remains a challenge in many places. Many inner Norwegian ferries complete the offer and offer, in addition to the many kilometers of road saved, relaxing boat trips in the midst of beautiful nature.


If you do not want to come to Norway with your own vehicle, a rental car is recommended for your individual journey of discovery. Our rental car offers give you suggestions for a holiday in Norway . The deposit will only be deposited on site with the driver’s credit card. For individual exploration of the north, we can also offer you the rental of a mobile home. The pick-up and drop-off location is in Bergen in the north of the city (not at the airport). Read more about our motorhome offers.


A road trip through Norway can be an unforgettable experience. You can undertake all the trips offered by your own car or a rental car. The road network is well developed, but you should plan a lot more time per route than in your home country. Particular caution is required on narrow and winding mountain roads and every now and then there are tunnels that are poorly lit. Defensive driving is always the order of the day, also to avoid accidents with wildlife. Some routes are closed in winter and sometimes only accessible from June. The serpentine Trollstigen road, for example, is closed between the end of October and May. The current blocking times can be found on the pages of www.vegvesen.no or www.nasjonaleturistveger.no. Especially in Fjord Norway, ferries and speedboats connect the individual regions. Some tourist ferries only have a few departures per day and only a limited number of routes can be reserved. It is therefore advisable to check the departure times in advance. You can do this in advance via our Norwegian Ferries page .


Little traffic makes your road trip through impressive landscapes very pleasant, but there are a few things you should pay attention to when you are on the roads of Norway abbreviated as NOR by abbreviationfinder. For traffic regulations and information, visit www.visitnorway.com.

Plan more time for your daily stages in winter due to the road conditions and the low daylight. We only offer vehicles with good tires so that you are safe on snow-covered or icy roads. The roads in Scandinavia are very well cleared and prepared for the winter. According to countryaah, Norway is a member of European Union.


There are only shorter motorway sections in the vicinity of Oslo, otherwise the main roads are paved and the secondary roads are covered with gravel. Some mountain routes are closed in winter, the rest of the transport network – even in the Arctic – is efficiently cleared of snow. In mountain and fjord regions, the roads are narrow, winding and busy in summer. When traveling along the coast, ferry times and fees must be taken into account. Tolls are levied at the city entrances to Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim, as well as on over 50 road sections, bridges and tunnels across the country, you pay either in cash or automatically with your car pass, see also www.autopass.no. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, even for small amounts. You can get information about road conditions in Norway nationwide on tel. 175 (from abroad: tel. 0047-81 54 89 91). The road construction authority provides important road traffic information for all of Norway: www.vegvesen.no. The maximum speed is 50 km / h in urban areas, 80 km / h outside urban areas and 90 km / h on motorways (on some routes even 100 km / h). Dipped headlights are also mandatory during the day. It is compulsory to wear seat belts for all passengers; Children who are shorter than 1.35 m must ride in a specially adapted rear seat. Your vehicle must have a breakdown triangle, an emergency pharmacy, a reflective vest and spare headlights. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited and the penalties are high. The alcohol limit is 0.2 ‰; Fines for traffic offenses are often collected on the spot. More information about driving in Norway.


With the many fjords and mountains, road construction in Norway is expensive and many road projects are partially financed by road tolls. Preventive tolls are also required in cities. Rental cars already have an electronic chip (AutoPASS) for the toll roads. When you are on the road, it automatically registers the specified toll and the amount is then debited from your credit card. Travelers with their own car can register for automatic toll payment with their license plate number and credit card at www.autopass.no or simply wait for the invoice afterwards. Here you can also find more information about the Norwegian toll system and how to pay the toll on site.


As new roads are constantly being added or fully financed roads become free again, the list of toll roads is subject to constant changes. You can find an up-to-date list of toll roads in Norway including prices here or visit the ADAC website : www.adac.de/reise-freizeit/maut-vignette/norwegen/ for more information.


In Norway there are currently 18 selected roads through the most beautiful Norwegian nature. These routes are also called “Green Roads” and are a nationwide project to develop scenic and architecturally attractive routes for tourism. Here you will find a summary of the landscape routes with a brief description.


In order to protect the Norwegian natural heritage and preserve it for future generations, numerous landscapes worthy of protection have been designated as national parks. Norway currently has over 40 national parks, including 7 on Svalbard. These parks offer a wide variety of landscapes and many exciting activities in the great outdoors. Learn more about Norwegian national parks.


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