Car rental Norway

Car rental Norway

General information and regulations

In order to rent a car you must be at least 19 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers 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 child's seat. Traffic travels on the right in Norway.

The speed limits are as follows: in the city 31mph/50kph, on open roads 49mph/80kph and highways 55mph/90kph.

Driving in Norway with a rental car

There are about 56,400 km of roads in Norway and in addition, many ferries to Denmark. Because of these ferries, Denmark is an option for a daytrip as well. A striking element in Norwegian culture is the presence of stave churches such as the one in Borgund. It is easy to get to Borgund from Oslo (222 km) but from Trondheim as well (299 km). Naturally, one has to visit the fjords and Norway's beautiful scenery, too.

The European Route E10 is one of the largest roads in Norway. Many people use this road to go to Sweden from Norway, for example to Abisko, a place (and national park) in the North of Sweden. It is a substantial journey stretching over 1,000 km, although from Trondheim it is only 666 km.

The E10 runs through Reine as well. This is a small village and tourists come here to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Getting from Oslo to Reine means quite a drive (918 km) although those who come from Trondheim will have an easier journey (538 km). The E10 runs through all of the islands along the trip and often reveals magnificent views. The islands are interconnected by bridges and you will pass through several tunnels along the way.

Renting a car in Norway

From the airports in Oslo and Trondheim, you can use the services of several car rental companies, such as: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National.

You can also book a rental car through EasyTerra. This website compares the rates of local car rental companies for your convenience.