Driving in Norway
Road rules of Norway
We have put together some key Norwegian road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2014. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Norway location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information.
Which Side of the Road?
In Norway, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- Winter tyres are mandatory between November and April.
- Give way to traffic approaching from the right, road priority is indicated by a yellow diamond.
- Trams always have right of way.
- In Oslo, electric vehicles are allowed to use bus lanes.
- Dipped headlights must be used day and night.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 55 mph (90 km/h)
- Motorways: 80 mph (110km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt
- All Children must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
- Children under 4 must be fittedina rear-facing child seat.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- Warning triangle
- Reflective jacket
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number