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Before you embark on your driving experience in Norway, it is to your advantage to familiarise yourself with the local traffic regulations.
Norway has approximately fifty toll stations, most of which are automatic. The driver is to register his or her credit card online and pass through the AutoPASS stations without stopping. You can register your credit card in advance, or up to 14 days after the first time you passed the auto-toll. Those who have not registered can stop and pay at a nearby petrol station, marked by a sigh saying "KR-service". If you pass through a station that is not automatic, but has a physical receptacle for manual toll-collection, you may only use the AutoPASS lane if you are registered. Visit this website for more information regarding Norway´s toll policies.
For most types of cars, the minimum driving age in Norway is 18. Most car rental suppliers have a minimum age of at least 19, and often charge a young driver fee for clients under the age of 25. For more information about driving a car hire in Norway, please see our driving information guide.
Norway uses the Krone as the basic form of its currency, called kroner in plural. Currency exchanges can be made in exchange bureaus or in tourist information offices. ATM units can allow you to withdraw cash from your home account. Many establishments accept credit cards, including Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard, Diner´s Club and American Express.
The time zone in Norway is GMT +1, making Oslo one hour ahead of London, for example. Norway observes standard daylight savings practices, so during the summer time, the time in Norway is GMT+2.
Hello - Hallo
Good morning - God Morgen
Good afternoon - God Ettermiddag
Good evening - God Kveld
Where is the closest police station? - Hvor er nærmeste politistasjon?
Where is the closest hospital? - Hvor er nærmeste sykehus?
Where is the closest ATM machine? - Hvor er det nærmeste minibank?
Where is [location]? - Hvor er [location]?
Can I pay by credit card? - Kan jeg betale med kredittkort bil?
Can I pay by debit card? - Kan jeg betale med debetkort?
How much does this cost? - Hvor mye koster dette?
Thank you - Takk
Keep the change - Behold veksle
Norway powers its sockets with 220 volts at 50-60 Hz, same as in the UK. However, the outlets will not be the same as Norway uses the Europlug (Type C & F) so you may need an adapter, if you plan to travel with your electronics.
Norway has a Visa exemption for visitors from many countries, including the UK, provided that the duration of their stay will be 90 days, or less. Should you need to contact the UK consulate office for assistance during your travels, please see below for the location of the British Embassy in Norway:
British Embassy Oslo
Thomas Heftyes gate 8
0244 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: +47 23 13 27 00
Hours: Monday through Friday: 9am-4pm. Closed on weekends.
Travellers more keen on experiencing Norway hands-on should try our campervan hire in Norway. Travel around the country and get the taste of unique natural phenomena such as the midnight sun or northern lights. Norway is famous for its spectacular fjords and some of them are even UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Click here to read more about our offer.