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Norway Getting Around

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Getting around in Norway

Whether you go with your own car, rent a car, or go by plane, here you will find all practical information about transport in Norway.

Car hire

Rental locations

Cars can be rented anywhere, including at airports and stations and in cities.

Rental car booking

The rates can vary greatly per season and per provider. Booking in advance can be cheaper at carhirecompany.com

Requirements

Drivers license

  • Often the driver must have been in possession of the driving license for at least 1 year.

Age

  • The driver must often be at least 19 years old.
  • Sometimes the age limit is lower or higher depending on the rental company and the type of vehicle.
  • Drivers under the age of 23 sometimes have to pay a young driver surcharge.
  • Insurance can be more expensive for young drivers.

Guarantee

  • A car can only be rented with a credit card (with pin code) in the name of the main driver. Cash is rarely accepted as a deposit.
  • Debit cards (debit cards, debit cards), prepaid cards, rechargeable or virtual credit cards or other payment cards with no numbers and letters stamped (tactile embossing) are usually not accepted.

Particularities

Winter equipment

  • In winter, check that the rental car has the correct winter equipment. The use of winter tires or studded tires in winter is strongly recommended. It is also recommended to always bring snow chains outside the summer season. It is mandatory to use snow chains to drive on roads covered with snow or ice, unless you drive on winter tires.

Toll

  • Tolls have to be paid on a large number of roads in Norway. Therefore, check with the rental company whether the car has been registered for payment at the toll stations.

Ferry services

From Denmark, Sweden and Germany

Hirtshals (Denmark) – Bergen
± 17 hours
Fjord Line

Hirtshals (Denmark) – Kristiansand
± 2.15 hours
Fjord Line

Hirtshals (Denmark) – Kristiansand
± 3.15 hours
Colorline

Hirtshals (Denmark) – Langesund
± 4.30 hours
Fjord Line

Hirtshals (Denmark) – Larvik
± 3.45 hours
Colorline

Hirtshals (Denmark) – Stavanger
± 11 hours
Fjord Line

Copenhagen (Denmark) – Oslo
± 17 hours
DFDS Seaways

Strömstad (Sweden) – Sandefjord
± 2.30 hours
Colorline

Strömstad (Sweden) – Sandefjord
± 2.30 hours
Fjord Line

Kiel (Germany) – Oslo
± 20 hours
Colorline

Prices

  • The prices depend, among other things, on the occupancy, the time of booking and the travel period.

Information and tickets

Particularities

  • Note: If you want to phone or use the internet on a ferry, keep a close eye on your calling costs. Usually you will receive a text message when you cannot be connected to a local network and information about the (high!) Rates for a maritime satellite connection. Lower rates apply on land (or close to the coast).
  • For ferry services in Norway see hurtigruten.com and for ferry and toll services easygo.com and autopass.no/en/payment/ferries.

Plane

Major airports

Oslo: avinor.no
Bergen: avinor.no
Stavanger: avinor.no
Trondheim: avinor.no
Tromso: avinor.no

National airline

Norwegian: norwegian.com

Particularities

In case of cancellation, overbooking, delay or luggage problems, you can rely on European Regulation 261/2004.