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Norway Traffic Signs

Most traffic signs in Norway are (virtually) the same as traffic signs in many other countries. Here, in particular, Norwegian road signs are listed that may differ from those in your home country or differ from familiar road signs in terms of appearance or significance.

Road signs Norway

  • The road signs in Norway hardly differ from those in other European countries.
  • Signposts are generally yellow with black text and on motorways blue with white text.
  • Unlike i.e. Dutch or German prohibition signs, white, round traffic signs with a red border that indicate a prohibition have a red diagonal bar.

Car and motorcycle

  • A square blue sign with a white silhouette of a car and the text 2+ in black indicates a carpool lane that cars with two or more occupants may use. Cars that run on electricity or hydrogen are always allowed to use this lane.
  • A square blue sign with a white letter M (M√łteplass) means: Avoidance place / passing place and occurs on narrow roads where there is no space to pass an oncoming vehicle.
  • A square blue sign with an image of a photo camera in white means: Flash warning. A rectangular blue sign with two white cameras and the text Stretch Grinding means: Trajectory Control (a speed trap with multiple cameras).
  • A round white sign with a red border and a black arrow curving to the left (or right) with a diagonal red line through it means: No turn left (or right).
  • A rectangular orange sign with a black hand and the text Stopp Snu (Stop, turn around) is meant to stop ghost drivers.
  • A triangular white sign with a red border with a black image of a skier warns drivers that they are approaching a place where cross-country skiers often cross.

Moped

  • Traffic signs and signs with the image of a motorcycle also apply to mopeds.

Bicycle and pedestrian

  • The blue road sign with a white bicycle indicating a compulsory cycle path is square in Norway instead of round, as in the other European countries. In several other countries, a rectangular blue sign with a white bicycle or the white word Bicycle indicates a non-mandatory cycle path.
  • In addition to this square blue sign for a compulsory cycle path, there are also similar signs that indicate a cycle / pedestrian path, with or without separate sections for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Blue rectangular signs with a white vertical line ending in a red block indicating a dead end may contain small white images of a bicycle to indicate a continuing cycle path.