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Guide & Tips for hiring a car in Norway

With so much to see in Norway it makes sense to rent a car to get the most from your trip. Here's everything you need to know about hiring a car in Norway.

Q: How old do you need to be to hire a car in Norway?

A: You must be 19 or over to hire a car in Norway. Drivers under the age of 25 may need to pay a young drivers’ surcharge when renting a car.

Q: What documents are required to hire a car in Norway?

A: A credit card is required to secure a booking and an amount taken as a security hold for the duration of the booking. Visitors from some countries will require an International Drivers Permit. This is not required for drivers from countries within the EU.

Q: What are the rules on child seats in Norway?

A: Children under four years old must travel in a suitable car seat and cannot ride in the passenger seat.

Q: Can I return my hire car any time?

A: Returning a hire car outside scheduled office hours will usually incur a supplement. Check details with your rental company when you collect your car. 

Q: Where can I travel in my hire car?

A: Cars rented in Norway are not permitted to travel to a number of other countries so check restrictions with the car hire company.

Q: Do I need winter tyres or snow chains?

A: Winter tyres are required in some parts of the country from mid-November to mid-April. There is no legal requirement to drive with snow chains but visitors planning to use high-altitude roads or travel to areas with heavy snow should consider adding them to their booking.