17 Things You Need to Know Before Driving in Norway

Whether you’re taking the leap and moving to Norway, or renting a car for the trip of a lifetime, before you set off there are some things you should know about driving in Norway.

You may be thinking ‘I know how to drive a car’, but guys you know those incredible photos you’ve seen on Instagram of dramatic mountains rising from never-ending fjords? Well, I can tell you that often dramatic landscapes come with even more interesting driving. At least in Norway, that is!

If you didn’t already know, after living in the remote mountains of Norway for 6 months, we bought an old work van and converted it into our dream home on wheels. This allowed us to spend the next 1.5 years living the #vanlife, chasing waterfalls, hunting for mountain peaks, and searching for trolls as we travelled all the way up to the Arctic Circle.

We realized quite quickly that driving in Norway really is a very unique experience wish we had read a list like this before we encountered our first roundabout inside a road tunnel! Yes, they exist and are mind-boggling! But more about that later, buckle your seatbelt and let’s get started with your ultimate guide to Norwegian roads.

Aerial view of the dramatic twists and turns of Trollstigen, Norway’s mountain road, illustrating challenging driving conditions and breathtaking scenery.

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Quick Summary

If you’re just here for the hard facts, here are a few key pieces of information that are vital if you want to avoid any trouble!

⏱️National speed limit:80 km/h
🍷Max BAC:0.02%
❄️ Winter driving:NOV – APR
🚘 Driving side:Right

1. Stay on the right when driving in Norway

Scenic coastal road in Norway curving along a fjord with snow-capped mountains, highlighting the natural beauty encountered on Norwegian drives.

First things first, let’s start with the basics. This one may be obvious to you but it’s important to note just in case. With the exception of the UK, Ireland, and Malta, all other European countries drive on the right-hand side of the road.

So if you’re coming from nearby, not much will change for you. But, if you are bringing a car from abroad, there is more to it than just driving on the right side of the road.

Driving in Norway with foreign vehicles

If you are bringing your own vehicle from a country that isn’t Norway, check if your country of origin is displayed on your number plate. If it isn’t, you must have a sticker on the rear of your car to show your country of origin.

If you’re not sure or want to know more, here is a list of country codes to display.

NOTE: Since 2021 the “GB” oval stickers are no longer valid and must replaced by “UK”. Get your new UK sticker now to be fully prepared!

Driving a British car in Norway (or any other right-hand drive car)

Rural road leading through a picturesque Norwegian village with fjord views and lush greenery, ideal for a scenic drive.

If you plan on bringing your car from the UK to Norway for a short trip, in addition to the UK stickers I talked about above, you will also have to adjust your headlights to left-hand drive configuration to avoid dazzling oncoming road users.

Newer vehicles may have a switch in the car or on the rear of the headlights to change the direction of the beam. If you’re not sure about your car, quickly search the model online and you should find the answer.

If your vehicle doesn’t have a switch built-in, don’t worry, you can get stick-on adapters that temporarily convert your headlights to right-hand side driving (just remember to remove them when you get home).

2. You MUST have your lights on 24/7

Classic car cruising on a rain-slicked street in Oslo, Norway, showcasing urban driving conditions and European automotive culture.

Now that your lights are configured for European roads, the next thing you need to know is that you must keep your headlights on at all times when driving in Norway! Yep, even during the 24-hour days of sunlight.

Most modern vehicles have automatic lights which are always on when designed for the Norwegian roads. Older or imported vehicles, like our van, still have a manual switch to operate the lights so it’s worth checking when you pick up your car rental, as well as every time you pull away.

3. Carry the correct safety equipment when driving in Norway

Tranquil road meandering through the green valleys of Norway, surrounded by majestic mountains, inviting a peaceful driving experience

Similarly to other countries in Europe, there are a few things that legally must have in your car to warn other road users in case of an accident or of a hazard if you were to break down.

It’s legally required for you to carry:

4. Always have a pair of sunglasses on hand

Winter driving in Norway with sharp road curves ahead, indicated by warning signs, amidst a stunning landscape of snow-covered mountains.

This seems like a pretty obvious accessory for any summer road trip but it is definitely worth emphasizing their importance when driving in Norway. In southern Norway, snow blindness is a big issue when it comes to driving in winter and spring. In northern Norway, this is only really an issue in the spring as the area above the Arctic Circle can be plunged into up to three months of darkness.

A good pair of sunglasses is going to protect your eyes and ensure that you can see where you are going.

You may be thinking, okay yes sunnies are important but why are they worthy enough to be on this list? Well, trust me, when you experience the outrageous number of dimly lit tunnels in Norway, you will be thanking me. It can take a while for your eyes to adjust to the lighting changes when entering or exiting a tunnel, even with your low-beam headlights on (because they have to be on permanently remember?)

The first tunnel we drove through was 4km long and we hadn’t been wearing any glasses before entering. I really struggled to see where we were going for the whole tunnel so wearing some sunnies, even on overcast days, is a pretty easy way to dramatically improve your driving experience.

5. Tunnels, tunnels everywhere!

Inside one of Norway's characteristic stone tunnels, a common feature on the country's diverse and rugged driving routes.

Okay, so I briefly touched on tunnels in the previous section but Norwegian tunnels really are something else and certainly need their own section here.

Not only does the country have the world’s longest road tunnel, but there are over 900 “smaller” ones in addition to this!

Yep, be prepared to spend large parts of your road trip in the darkness of tunnels as most of them have little or no lights, so make sure to relish every fleeting moment between them.

Cyclist navigating a sharp hairpin turn on Trollstigen, Norway’s iconic serpentine mountain road, popular for scenic drives

But this section isn’t simply to tell you that there are 500 million tunnels in Norway. You may think that a rich country with high taxes would have amazing roads. Well, let me tell you, Norwegian road tunnels aren’t multimillion-dollar investments like the rest of Europe and there are some things to know about driving through Norwegian tunnels.

Be sure to know which way you’re going before you enter the tunnel. You might think “duh, it’s a tunnel, you go in one end and out the other”. Well, in Norway there are some tunnels that have access roads, junctions, and even roundabouts inside them! You won’t necessarily have cell phone reception and it gets very confusing (I would know, we got lost a few times because of this).

The newer tunnels and the ones on major routes usually are lined with smooth concrete, and have great lighting and even some changing lights at the halfway point. Most of them, however, look like a few sticks of dynamite have been thrown into a cave and they called it a day. They can be very narrow and some are even one-way tunnels with traffic lights.

Because these tunnels have little or no linings in them water seeps through the rock so in winter this can turn to ice. It can lead to some interesting driving conditions, especially in the dark. We have come across some tunnels that actually have roller doors that remain closed during the winter to help prevent snow and ice from building up in them. They are either automatic or have a button near the door to open them.

If you are unfortunate enough to have a breakdown in a tunnel, don’t panic! All tunnels have emergency telephones and KM markers throughout. Stay with your vehicle and your knight in shining armour will rescue you shortly.

6. Slow down – never underestimate the mountain roads

Road sign warning of a 10% grade on a mountainous road in Norway, advising drivers to use low gear when driving in steep terrain.

The majority of the roads, especially the mountain passes, are narrow and winding with little or no protection in the form of guard rails or verges.

Speed limits are lower when compared to the rest of Europe, but it’s always worth being a little more cautious.

Anyway, if you are travelling a little slower you have a little more time to take in the beautiful scenery and not miss that amazing viewpoint that you’ve been planning to stop at!

Another impactful thing to think about is being compassionate to other drivers. Some cars (like our heavy van) struggle to go up steep hills, and other drivers are simply not used to these types of roads. Often there are very few places to pull over which means you may find yourself stuck behind a slow vehicle or two. Just another reason you should allow plenty of time to get to your destination. Be kind, sit back and enjoy the views.

7. Be prepared for road closures

Cyclists touring on a mountain road with towering snow walls in Norway, combining fitness with scenic winter landscapes

It’s no surprise that Norway has some hazardous weather conditions and you need to be prepared, especially if you’re heading over for a winter adventure.

We experienced a day one winter when every single road in Norway was closed due to a crazy storm. This blew our minds but the Norwegians just shrugged it off as a normal occurrence.

There are two types of road closures; permanent winter closures and temporary road closures.

Permanent winter closures are usually steep mountain passes that are nearly impossible to clear thanks to strong winds and high snowfall. These roads are closed for the whole winter (usually from around November – April), but don’t worry, there is always another way around.

On the other hand, on bad weather days, it’s not uncommon to be faced with random red flashing lights or a gate across the road. This means that a temporary road closure is in effect and you must stop until the lights change. Temporary closures can be frustrating but you can be sure that the road crews are trying to reopen these roads as quickly as possible.

How to check road closures on your route

Straight road leading towards majestic mountain peaks in Norway, surrounded by vibrant autumn foliage and clear blue skies

It’s always a good idea to check road conditions when driving in Norway, even if you’re visiting in the summer as there are some roads where it snows all year round. Here’s how you do it.

  • Go to the Vegvesen Norway traffic information map. Vegvesen is the road authority in Norway and they update road closures in real time.
  • Zoom in to the area of the map that you are travelling to reveal more roads and closures.
  • Click on the symbol of the road that has restrictions and it will then give you more specific information on the section of road that is affected.

NOTE: Even when using the English version of the website, some information is usually in Norwegian. Use Google Translate to check what it says – it’s usually quite accurate.

When you see a road closure you will be given the following information:

  • What section of the road is affected
  • When the traffic-affecting measures were introduced on the road
  • If a kolonnekjøring (convoy) is in effect – see below
  • What the expected time of reopening is.

Kolonnekjøring or Convoy

Lone pedestrian on a snow-covered road in Norway with an approaching snowplow, highlighting the well-maintained winter driving conditions.

Kolonnekjøring is a common practice throughout the Norwegian road network whenever there are temporary road closures. Basically, this is simply a convoy of cars that get escorted through a dangerous stretch of road behind a snow plough.

You’ll usually come across a convoy where they would like to completely shut the road but there is no alternative route. Don’t worry, it will be obvious.

There will either be a gate or a work car blocking the road and often a sign that reads “Kolonnekjøring”. Simply wait in line with the other cars and eventually, a snowplough will come to collect the convoy and you will be safely led through the dangerous part of the road.

NOTE: Road closures and convoys can cover long distances so you may be waiting a long time. Check out my post full of tips for winter driving in Norway for more advice about driving in the Scandinavian winter.

8. Electric cars will sneak up on you

Scenic driving route along a mountain pass with a cascading waterfall in Norway, perfect for summer road trips.

Norway is a very environmentally conscious country and you will see tonnes of Teslas and other electric cars driving around (Audi’s E-Tron models are actually the largest-selling electric vehicles in Norway).

Why not make your car rental an electric one? Don’t be afraid to join the movement with your next hire car, there are charging stations everywhere! Even hotels in the middle of nowhere will let you charge up for a small fee.

A traveler gazes out over a verdant valley with a snaking road in Norway, exemplifying the country's stunning driving routes.

Now I said that there are charging stations everywhere but this map actually shows how many sites there are to charge your vehicle and what kind of chargers there are at each location. With the average range for an EV now being around 400km (250 miles), there is a very low risk of running out of juice and we actually saw charging points more regularly than gas stations.

Not only is there an ecological advantage of renting an electric car but there are many financial benefits too:

  • The cost to fully charge an EV in Norway is around 85NOK (That’s about $10.10, £7.60, or €8.50) To travel 400km, even with the best fuel-efficient cars, it would cost you around 320NOK ($37.12, £26.92 or €32.00) in Norway. The majority of the price of filling up at the gas station is tax. This is one of the reasons why it’s so much cheaper to run an electric car in Norway.
  • Tolls! We hate them but they are a big part of the Norwegian road system. Electric vehicles get a minimum of 50% off standard toll prices. I have listed all the ins and outs in my section on tolls further down.
  • Discounted ferries! Ferry crossings are part of an average drive in Norway and its scenic roads, in western Norway and the fjords especially, so why not try to save at least 50% when you can?

TOP TIP: Remember when you are walking through parking lots or down the road electric vehicles are extremely quiet. All electric cars are fitted with reversing sirens to help warn pedestrians of their presence but just make sure that when crossing the street you are fully aware of your surroundings. There’s been more than one occasion that an electric car has snuck up on me.

9. Look out for sheep and other wildlife

Three curious sheep beside a country road, a charming and frequent sight when driving through Norway's countryside

If you are visiting Norway between April and October you can regularly find sheep on the sides of the road or just walking down the middle of the highways (a Norwegian highway is usually just a single carriageway).

This is because Norway has a high emphasis on farming and allows livestock to freely graze between these months. There are many warning signs in areas where sheep graze and they are quite good at staying away from vehicles, but be aware that they could be anywhere. Be prepared to slow down and even stop with animals on the road.

Moose and reindeer are other animals that you may encounter when driving in Norway. Both are quite timid creatures (unless with calves or fauns) but they will always take the easiest path to get to their food. This could be a frozen lake, river or (you guessed it), a freshly ploughed road. Why walk through 2m of snow when you can travel on asphalt right?

Like with sheep, slow down and be prepared to stop if they are on the road. It’s tempting to use your horn or get out, but just be patient to prevent them from being startled or charging you. Although timid they are both large animals and can do some serious damage to you and your vehicle if they want to.

10. Know your alcohol limits

Tranquil drive through a forest-lined road in Norway, showcasing the peaceful and natural beauty of Scandinavian road trips

Norway has one of the strictest driving limits when it comes to alcohol blood levels.

The legal limit for BACs or blood alcohol concentrations is 0.02%. Because of this Norwegians consider the driving limit as zero!

Alcohol affects everyone differently but for a rough guide, a 200lb (90kg or 14 ¼ stone) man will have a BAC of about 0.02% after half a pint! In my opinion, it’s not worth it. Park up for the night and go and enjoy your night out stress-free.

11. You MUST know the speed limits for different types of roads

Norwegian coastal road with a warning sign for a narrow bridge ahead, reflecting careful driving in Norway's landscapes.

Norway, like the rest of Europe, uses the metric system on their roads. For our British and American friends that means they use Kilometers instead of Miles as the unit of measurement. No excuses for doing 80 Mph (120 Kmph) through a 50 Mph (80Kmph) zone.

That being said, be aware that there aren’t many speed limit signs in Norway. There are usually a few repeater signs in towns but apart from that, they are only displayed when entering or exiting a speed limit zone. This can mean long stretches of road without a single sign so pay attention!

The national speed limit in Norway is 80 Kph. While it’s not 100% true all the time, it’s quite safe to assume that if you haven’t seen a sign for a few km the speed limit is likely 80Kph.

Like the majority of Europe, the speed limits for different areas are displayed as a big number surrounded by a red circle. When leaving these zones, there will be a greyed-out sign with a 45° line through it, indicating that you are entering back into the national speed limit area.

I’ve added a section at the bottom of this post all about Norwegian road signs, make sure you don’t miss it before you go!

Aerial view of a verdant Norwegian valley with a meandering river, captured while driving through Norway's breathtaking landscapes.

What about Highways and motorways?

In my time driving in Norway I have encountered only a handful of roads that could be classed as a highway or motorway in the rest of Europe. These were in major cities such as Oslo, Skien and Bergen. (I’m sure there are others around but these are the ones I have driven on).

‘Motorways’ usually have a speed limit of between 90 and 110 Kph and are very well signposted.

Speed cameras in Norway

Norway have lots of permanent speed cameras on their larger roads and the fines are quite hefty. Luckily, speed cameras in Norway are very well signposted so you will have plenty of warning with time to slow down before getting snapped.

Be warned though, speeding in Norway can result in an expensive on-the-spot fine and other punishments for serious offences. It just reinforces how important it is to be aware of the speed limit and stay under it.

13. Ferry crossings are part of an average drive in Norway

Early morning ferry preparing to sail in a mist-covered Norwegian fjord, integral to the coastal driving experience in Norway.

Ferry crossings are not an uncommon occurrence on Norway’s roads and are such a big part of the road network throughout the country that they are integrated into maps and GPS devices.

But even if you aren’t glued to your GPS, it’s hard to miss a line of cars where the road meets a fjord and it couldn’t be easier to get onboard. Simply join the line and wait to board the next boat. There’s usually plenty of space for all the cars in line, but if not, you won’t have to wait long on popular routes as they generally depart every 10-30 mins.

Note that some ferry routes share a terminal. Make sure to read the signs above each lane to ensure you are in line for the correct destination.

Directional overhead road sign in Norway showing distances to Lyngseidet, integral for navigation while driving in Norway.

TOP TIP: You don’t need to book regular car ferries, you just rock up and drive aboard. Payment is taken care of using your number plate.

On all of Norway’s ferries, there is either a camera as you board or a man who comes around during the journey to take a photo of your license plate. This is for the “AutoPASS” payment system that is used for both tolls and ferries which is linked to your car.

If you’ve rented a car, the ferry fees will be added to your bill at the end of your trip. If you’ve brought your own car from elsewhere in Europe, you’ll receive a bill in the mail (many months later) from each company that operates the ferries you have taken.

That being said, you can also book tickets online in advance on many routes. Most of the time it’s not necessary but some crossings like Bodø to Moskenes (to get to the Lofoten Islands) are very popular and should be booked in advance if you want to be guaranteed a spot.

Prices for ferries in Norway vary a lot from place to place and it’s up to each county to decide. But if you want to calculate the cost of your journey you can use this website to check the prices for each route.

14. Tolls are not cheap (and there are a lot of them)

Icy road curving around a snow-capped mountain in Norway during twilight, a scenic winter driving experience.

As with the ferries, tolls are another fee that you should consider when driving in Norway. While there are a lot of tolls in Norway, you will barely notice them as it is a completely automated system.

If you have a Norwegian rental car, the system is already set up and your toll fees will be added to your bill when you return.

For those of you who have just moved to Norway, you will need a Norwegian Bank ID to set up an AutoPass account with one of the toll service providers. Next, head to autopassferje.no to link your tag to pay for travel on ferries.

Can I get a discount using AutoPASS?

Yes! Having an AutoPass tag gets you a 10% discount. Having a prepaid deposit AND AutoPASS-ferje agreement gives you a 50% discount.

Do electric cars get a discount on ferries?

Yes again. The discount is 50% for electric vehicles so if you have an AutoPASS prepaid account your trip will only cost 25% of the original price now.

Paying tolls with foreign vehicles

If you’re bringing your car from outside of Norway, you don’t have to sign up for a Norwegian Autopass. As long as you have an automatic toll-collecting tag from your home country, they will automatically be connected.

For those of you who don’t have a toll tag, make sure to sign up for an account with Euro Parking Connection to track your fees. The tolls will be collected throughout your journey and then you will start receiving bills at home a few months later.

NOTE: If you don’t have any sort of toll tag associated with your car, you will still be charged. Sometimes there will be additional fees associated with this too, so it’s best to be proactive.

15. Parking

Campervans parked by a serene fjord in Norway, with dramatic mountain peaks in the background, perfect for a road trip retreat.

In cities and large towns in Norway, parking is paid during the week however the same spots are usually free after office hours and on weekends.

Most city parking places are metered (P-automat). Simply park your car and pay by card or 1, 5, 10 and 20 Kroner coins at the meter. That being said, it’s also common throughout Norway to be able to pay via an app.

NOTE: There are multiple different parking apps in Norway and they don’t overlap. If you are able to pay via an app, you will see signs notifying you of which one to use. But beware, not all apps allow you to pay with a foreign card so always have some coins on you.

If you can, I highly recommend using a parking app as it sends you a notification when your time is coming to an end. if you want to stay longer you can easily extend without having to go back to the meter!

For those of you who don’t want to pay for parking at all, don’t worry, it’s not too difficult to find free parking outside of the centre if you are willing to walk or take public transport.

Stunning Norwegian roadway snaking through majestic snow-covered mountains, epitome of Norway's driving routes.

Parking signs

To help you understand the parking signs in Norway it’s good to know the lingo:

Sone = zone

Time = hour

When looking for parking spots, you are allowed to park behind the “Sone P” signs following the direction of traffic.

You can park in any available spot behind the parking zone sign until you see the end parking zone sign (blue circle with red cross through it) as long as you follow the times indicated on the sign and the general parking rules noted below.

Parking Rules & Fines

Norwegian Parking Rules:

  • Do not park within 5 meters of a crossroad, a pedestrian crossing or a railway crossing.
  • Do not park at or within 20 meters of a taxi stand or a bus stop.

Take care not to park illegally as fines in Norway are hefty and your car could be towed (at your expense). The average parking fine in Norway is ​​700 NOK (€70) and will really put a damper on your holiday!

16. Your Guide to Norwegian Road Signs

Traffic signs alerting to moose and reindeer on a snowy Norwegian road, essential for driving safety in Norway.

Here are some of the most important road signs (and some of my favourites) that you may not be familiar with before encountering them on Norwegian roads. If you’re looking for a complete list of all of the road signs you might encounter in Norway, you can check out this site.

Animals Crossing

Cows, sheep, moose, reindeer and even polar bears (only on Svalbard) in the area – drive carefully and keep an eye out


Skis are a common method of transportation in Norway during winter – be wary of skiers on the road and for ski trails that cross the road up ahead.

Falling Rocks

You are passing through an area with a chance of possible rock falls. Watch the road for debris, don’t stop and be aware of the terrain above you.

Speed Sign

Entering a designated speed limit zone – stay below the number of km/h presented on the sign

Leaving Specific Speed Zone

You are now leaving your current speed limit zone – the speed limit after this sign is 80 km/h unless otherwise signposted.

Steep Ascent/Descent

You are about to drive a steep stretch of road, usually, the percentage of incline or decline will be given on the sign – use engine breaking if going down steep slopes.


There is a tunnel up ahead, often the length of the tunnel in km will also be – continue driving with caution and be aware of narrow roads.

Meeting Place

Used on narrow roads to indicate a safe place to pass oncoming traffic – if the road is too narrow for two cars to pass by each other and you find yourself close to a meeting point, pull over to allow the oncoming car to pass.

Priority Road / End Priority Road

Something that confused us a lot before we learnt the road rules was that you don’t always have right of way when traveling on what seem to be “main” roads.

“Priority Roads” are marked with a yellow diamond sign and if you are traveling on a priority road, you always have right of way. However, if the priority ends (second sign with a line through it) or your road was not marked as a priority road to begin with, you must always give way to your right at any intersections, even if the road joining yours is much smaller!

Fun Fact: This rule dates back to viking times when a boat’s rudder was always on the right hand side. When steering a boat like this, your back is turned to the traffic coming from your left, thus you always give way to the right.

17. How to Drive Steep Norwegian Mountain Roads

Traveler admiring the zigzagging roads of Norway from above, a driving highlight in the heart of Norway's mountains.

Norway is home to the steepest road in Europe so it’s important to familiarise yourself with some mountain driving techniques to keep yourself and others safe.

When travelling up a mountain pass keep an eye on your car’s temperature gauge. With the increase in load and effort needed to cross mountainous areas, it’s normal for your vehicle’s engine to get hotter than usual. But if it’s getting too warm don’t be afraid to pull over and let the engine cool down.

Now that you’ve reached the top of one of Norway’s mountain passes you’re going to need to start heading down the other side right? Remember back to your driving lessons where you were taught a nice smooth, gradual application of the brakes is the safest and smoothest ride?

Right…now forget that!

As I’ve just mentioned, Norway is home to the steepest road in Europe. With a 20% gradient, it’s important to know how to control your speed and keep your brakes cool by using engine braking. Use a low gear to hold a low speed on steep descents. When you need to brake use short, sharp, heavy applications. This prevents overheating and “glazing” of your brake pads whilst slowing you sufficiently at the same time.

Basically, if they get too hot they become hard and lose their frictional attribute of being a brake pad. That’s right, you now have no brakes on some of the steepest roads in Europe. Let’s try and avoid that, shall we?

Frequently Asked Questions about Driving in Norway

Camper van on a narrow road tracing the edge of a serene Norwegian fjord, illustrating idyllic drives in Norway's countryside.

Which side of the road do you drive in Norway?

In Norway, you drive on the right side of the road, just like in the rest of central Europe. If you are driving a British, left-side drive car, there are certain things you need to do which I talked about earlier in this post.

Can I drive in Norway with a UK license?

Visitors with UK licenses are permitted to drive up to 90 days without the need for an international driving permit.

Are there rules for driving in Norway with a US license?

You may use your US license as a tourist for up to 90 days without restrictions but be sure to check with the car rental company. Also, confirm the transmission type when renting a car as manual or stick cars are way more popular here.

When do you need an international driving license?

You need an international driving license in addition to your regular driving licence if your driving license does not have a photo, your licence is in a language with a non-Latin alphabet or the categories on your driving licence are different from the international categories.

Red-haired traveler contemplating the steep descent of Trollstigen, Norway's iconic mountain road, admired for its breathtaking views.

Wow, so you have made it to the end of my guide to driving in Norway, congratulations (seriously, it was a long one), you are now an expert and can explore with confidence!

When renting a car, remember to keep Norway’s harsh conditions in mind and pick a car that is just as capable of adventure as you. Plus you’ll also need to book your rental as far in advance as possible so you can get your first choice for the best price, especially in Winter!

If you’re travelling between October – May, check out my guide for driving in winter. ‘October!?’ You may say.. Yes, we didn’t believe it either until we experienced a sneaky blizzard in the middle of the month! (More about that soon.)

Leave me a comment if you have any questions about driving, Norway or driving in Norway and I will be sure to answer you ASAP!

Happy road-tripping,


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Decathlon - Has a great range of cheap equipment and clothing for a huge range of sports and outdoor activities.
Sport Chek - Everything you need for general sports and outdoor adventures under one roof (or website).
Skyscanner - My preferred place to compare and find the cheapest flights to different destinations around the world.
Kiwi - Best platform for comparing different routes and dates.
Flixbus - Cheapest bus service mostly serving Europe but available in a few other destinations.
Greyhound - US long distance bus transport service.
Busbud - Compare and find all the bus times and providers for your chosen route.
Trainline - Find train times and tickets for long distance travel around the world.
Save a train - Another place to get train tickets and compare services for your destination.
Welcome Pickups - Pre book your airport transfer to your hotel.
Get Transfer - Another option to find airport transfers within your destination city.
Kiwi Taxi - Find and pre-book a taxi service in your location (including airport transfers).
World Nomads - Great comprehensive worldwide travel insurance for adventure travel.
SafetyWing - Best for digital nomads, offers ongoing monthly travel insurance plans.
Bonzah - Rental car insurance. Cheaper plans than those offered by the rental car companies themselves.

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