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Driving in Norway

atlantic-roadDriving in Norway is generally easy and the roads are of a high quality, but if you are planning a driving holiday in Norway there are a few things you should be aware of.

In this guide you´ll find the most important regulations and tips to make your holiday as safe and enjoyable as possible.

 

Driving Regulations in Norway

First things first. In Norway you drive on the right. Keep this in mind particularly when driving on quiet roads, coming out of parking areas, entering roundabouts etc.

 

Another important rule is that you always give way to vehicles coming from the right, unless you are on a road marked with the yellow and white diamond sign. Don´t cause dangerous situations by assuming you only have to give way when it is signposted.

 

Read a list of some important road regulations in Norway, and a list of items you´re required to keep in your car.

 

Winter Driving in Norway

If you are planning to drive in Norway between October and April you should be aware that you will probably end up driving on icy and snowy roads.

 

Norwegian cars are by law required to have special winter tyres, so if you are renting a car you do not have to worry about this. You should however drive carefully, especially if you are not used to driving in wintry conditions.

 

If you are using a foreign registered car, winter tyres are not compulsory in winter, but very strongly recommended.

 

Other Things to Watch out for

Sheep and reindeer both have a tendency to wander around in the roads, particularly in rural areas and in the North.

 

With winding roads and many tunnels, they can often appear as if out of nowhere, so be careful.

 

Many places, particularly if you are driving in the early hours of the morning, moose is another thing to watch out for. They even cross the large motorways in southern Norway, and hitting one often ends fatally for both parts.

 

Luckily chances you will come across one on your travels are slim.

 

Read more about driving holidays in Norway.

Find self-drive holidays in Norway.

 

 

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