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    Driving Information Norway

    Driving Licence Requirements

    In order to drive a vehicle in Norway you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Norway, 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. It is best to check the age restrictions when booking a car hire in Haugesund.

    Driving Distances

    • Bergen to Haugesund - 139kms (2hours/20mins)

    • Kristiansand to Oslo - 322kms (3hours/55mins)

    • Stjordal to Trondheim - 36kms (35mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Norway driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Norway is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Trams always have the right of way.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Norway are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance

    • The use of dipped headlights during the day is compulsory when driving with a car hire in Oslo and other cities in Norway.

    • Petrol stations in Norway open from 6am to 7pm.


    Norway has road, bridge and tunnel tolls. These can be paid in cash at the road toll. The city tolls in Norway must be paid prior to entering the city zones. You can pay for the toll charges at Esso stations.

    Parking Information

    Parking your car hire is not allowed on main roads in Norway but there are many municipal lots. Parking meters are categorised by colour, with yellow meters permitting 1 hour parking, gray meters permitting 2 hours and brown meters permitting 3 hours.

    One-way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way hires are available and some routes do incur additional return fees. There are fees for international one-way rentals, and not all vehicles are allowed. If you plan to drive with a Norway car hire you can pick it up in one location and return it to another location but there are some restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier.

    When you hire a car in Norway, it is important to take the time to look through some of the above Norway driving information, to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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