Norway car hire

Norway car hire

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  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Norway

    58 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Norway

    42 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Norway

    28 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Norway

    25 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Norway

    25 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Norway

    23 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Norway

    21 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Norway

    9 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Norway

    7 Locations

  • yourrent

    YourRent car hire locations in Norway

    3 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Norway

    1 Location

  • national

    National car hire locations in Norway

    1 Location

Top tips for hiring a car in Norway

  • There are several advantages that come with renting a car in Norway. Although the country’s major cities are connected by a system of buses and trains, renting a car will allow you to visit the off-the-beaten-track destinations, like the 18 scenic routes running through the countryside and near the fjords. Renting a car also frees up your schedule if you decide to adjust your itinerary.
  • Norway has vastly changing scenery and driving conditions, depending on where you go and what time of the year you’re traveling. If you’re traveling in the summer and sticking mostly to the cities and lowlands, a compact or economy car will suit your needs just fine. However, if you’re traveling in the winter or plan on taking long routes through the mountains, you’ll need a four-by-four.
  • If you’re traveling with children, it’s important to know that children under 135 cm (4 ft, 6 in) tall are required to be secured in a car seat by law, even on short trips and airport pickups. If you haven’t brought a car seat with you to Norway, many larger car rental agencies like Hertz and Sixt have available seats that you can reserve with your rental vehicle.
  • If you’re planning on renting a car in Norway and driving into neighboring Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, you can do so without any need to notify your rental car agency. However, you’ll have to notify your rental car agency and obtain a "green card" (for insurance purposes) to cross the border into other countries in the EU, including Germany, France, and Belgium.

FAQs about hiring a car in Norway

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Norway.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Norway are Avis (7.9, 68 reviews), Budget (7.9, 58 reviews), and Hertz (7.8, 93 reviews).

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to hire a car in Norway are Oslo (51% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Norway). Bergen (28%) and Ålesund (12%).

  • On average hiring a car in Norway costs $784 per week ($112 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Norway costs $3,359 per month ($112 per day).

  • With its developed system of well-maintained roads, driving in Norway is similar to driving in the rest of Western Europe, the UK, and the US. One rule to take note of is that dipped (low beam) headlights are required to be used at all times, even during the day. Also, be sure to check for road closures when driving in winter, as extreme weather or snowfall can cause mountain passes to close.

  • Like in many other developed countries, the minimum age to rent a car in Norway is 19. However, as is also true in many other countries, drivers under the age of 25 are subject to a surcharge. You can drive in Norway with the driver’s license issued by your home country, but the license must have been valid for at least one year prior to your arrival in Norway.

  • When renting a car in Norway, be sure to budget adequately for gas, as filling up in this country will be significantly more expensive than getting petrol in the US or in other parts of Europe. A gallon of petrol costs around 63.71 NOK (7.31 USD), while a gallon of petrol in the United States costs around 2.50 USD.

  • The two most common speed limits in Norway are 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas and 80 km/h (50 mph) outside urban areas. However, there are higher and lower speed limits in certain areas: the speed limits on some motorways in the country reach as high as 110 km/h (about 70 mph). Cameras watching for speeding drivers are common in Norway, so be sure to obey the posted limits.

Car hire locations in Norway

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car hires for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Car hires are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some car hire providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car hire providers' sites.