Motorways in Norway
Norway’s public road network is 93,870 km. Of which with a hard surface – 75,754 km. The length of the motorways is 664 km.
There are 45 toll roads in Norway. Electronic barriers that can also be used by foreign tourists have been installed in 25 of them.
Norway toll road map
Land with special payment
Tariffs for entry to the city center
Entering the center of some cities in Norway is chargeable. Tariffs for entry into the city center for 2020:
|up to 3.5 t||up to 3.5 t (rush hour)||over 3.5 t||over 3.5 t (rush hour)|
|Oslo / Bærum||NOK 25 (€ 2.50)||NOK 31 (€ 3.10)||NOK 86 (€ 8.50)||NOK 101 (€ 9.90)|
|Mountains||NOK 30 (€ 3.00)||NOK 56 (€ 5.50)||NOK 70 (€ 6.90)||NOK 123 (€ 12)|
|Kristiansand||NOK 14 (€ 1.40)||NOK 21 (€ 2.10)||NOK 24 (€ 2.40)||NOK 36 (€ 3.50)|
|North Jæren||NOK 23 (€ 2.30)||NOK 23 (€ 2.30)||NOK 58 (€ 5.70)||NOK 58 (€ 5.70)|
|Bypakke Grenlan||NOK 17 (€ 1.70)||NOK 23 (€ 2.30)||NOK 27 (€ 2.70)||NOK 38 (€ 3.70)|
|Trondheim||NOK 12 (€ 1.20)||NOK 15 (€ 1.50)||NOK 27 (€ 2.70)||NOK 35 (€ 3.40)|
* – During rush hour (06: 30-08: 59 and 14: 30-16: 59) the tariff is higher.
Riding a motorcycle to the city center is free.
The Svinesund Bridge is an arch bridge over the Idde Fjord of Svinesund Bay on the border between Sweden and Norway. The bridge is part of the E6 Oslo-Gothenburg road. The total length of the bridge is 704 m and has 2 lanes in each direction.
From July 2005, Svinesund will be free of charge for the next 20 years. Bridge tariff for 2020:
|Motorcycles and mopeds||– -.|
|Car (up to 3.5 t)||NOK 20 (€ 2.00)|
|Heavy truck (over 3.5 t)||NOK 100 (€ 9.80)|
Traveling for motorbikes and mopeds is free.
Payment for trips cannot be made manually in cash, as from November 1, 2015 there are no payment points on the bridge and the bridge must be passed through without interruption.
If you are driving a foreign car, the invoice will be sent to the address of the owner of this vehicle with the help of an international company – EPC (Euro Parking Collection) . In addition, payment can be made with visitor payment or AutoPASS.
There are several ways to pay for roads in Norway. You can choose one of them which is more convenient for you.
If you plan to stay in Norway for less than three months, it is recommended to use the visitor payment system. With this system you can automatically pay for roads.
- Register a credit card (VISA or MasterCard) on the visitor payment website . You decide how long the agreement lasts. The maximum contract duration is three months.
- No additional device required. When you drive through toll sections, the license plate will be photographed and the amount deducted from your prepaid bill.
- The AutoPASS sign allows you to drive without stopping in the lane.
- You can go immediately after registering. You can register in advance or up to 3 days after passing the first paid section.
AutoPASS is another way to pay your toll in Norway. It is suitable if you plan to stay in Norway for more than three months.
To obtain an AutoPASS pass, you will need an AutoPASS contract and a special AutoPASS on-board unit (OBU) for electronic devices installed on the inside of the windshield behind the rearview mirror.
To get an AutoPASS subscription you will need:
- Sign an agreement with one of the companies that use EFC systems.
- A deposit of NOK 200 (€ 19.7) is required for the AutoPASS electronic device.
More details at www.autopass.no
Those who do not have an AutoPASS or Visitor Payment E-Pass must pay their fare at the checkpoints in the “Mynt / Coin” or “Manual” window. The fare is paid either manually or at a coin operated machine. Only Norwegian coins are accepted for payment. Credit cards are accepted at most points.
In places where automatic payment points are installed, you can drive without interruption and without payment. However, within a few months you will receive an invoice for payment.
More detailed information on the system and the payment offices in Norway in English (553 Kb).
Parking in Norway
On weekdays, parking on the city streets, as well as in most parking lots, is paid for. Payment is only required if this is expressly stated.
The most common system used in Norway is automated parking (P-machine). To use this system, you must first park your car and then buy a parking ticket at the nearest P machine (a rectangular gray machine that accepts 1 or 5, 10 and 20 CZK coins or credit cards). Then the voucher must be placed on the dashboard under the windshield.
Garages (P-hus) are also common in cities. A voucher is redeemed at the entrance to the garage and payment is made in the machine when leaving the garage.
Norway road map
Motorways in Norway in winter
Some motorways in Norway are closed in winter. The streets can be closed for different periods of time depending on the weather. Approximate dates for the closure of individual road sections:
|E69||Skarsvåg – the North Cape||October – April|
|Fv. 13||Gaularfjellet||December – May|
|Fv. 51||Valdresflya||December – April|
|Fv. 55||Sognefjellet||November – May|
|Fv. 63||Geiranger – Langvatn||November – May|
|Fv. 63||Trollstigen||October – May|
|Fv. 243||Aurland – Erdal||November – June|
|Fv. 252||Tyin – Eidsbugarden||October – June|
|Fv. 258||Gamle strynefjellsveg||October – June|
|Fv. 337||Brokke – Suleskard||November – May|
|Fv. 341||Smelror – Hamningsberg||November – May|
|Fv. 355||Melfjellet||November – May|
|Fv. 520||Breiborg – Røldal||November – June|
|Fv. 886||Jarfjordfjellet||November – May|
It is recommended to check the weather forecast before going on a trip to the mountains. Further information is available from the traffic information service on 175 (+47 815 48 991 from abroad). The service is open 24 hours a day.
Basic traffic rules in Norway
Standard speed limits in Norway (unless otherwise stated on signs). Cars and Motorcycles:
- in the village – 50 km / h
- outside the village – 80 km / h
- on the highway – 100 km / h
Cars with trailers:
- in the village – 50 km / h
- outside the village – 80 km / h
- on the highway – 80 km / h
The speed in residential areas is not higher than 30 km / h. Pay attention to the “speed bumps”, which are not always indicated by traffic signs.
It is forbidden to drive on motorway vehicles at a speed not exceeding 40 km / h according to their technical specifications. In the event of a violation, the fine is NOK 1,700 (€ 167).
In 2014, 8 road sections appeared in Norway, on which the maximum permissible speed was increased to 110 km / h:
- E18 Kopstad – Gulli
- E18 Langåker – Bommestad
- E18 Sky – Langgangen
- E18 Gulli – Langåker
- E18 Eik – Kopstad
- E6 Ås – Mosseporten
- E6 Årvoll v / Moss – Solli north
- E6 Årum v / Sarpsborg – toll station v / Svinesund
The maximum speed in these areas can be reduced in bad weather conditions (heavy rain, snow, ice). The length of each of these sections is approximately 80 km.
These locations are on both sides of the Gulf of Oslo. You can see their location on the map above.
The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries.
The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is 0.2 ‰ .
If the blood alcohol level is between 0.21 ‰ and 0.5 ‰, the fine is NOK 6,000 (€ 591).
If the blood alcohol level exceeds 0.5 ‰, the fine is NOK 10,000 (€ 984) and detention is also possible (depending on the alcohol level in the blood).
Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.
The low beam is required around the clock all year round.
Fine – NOK 2,600 (€ 256).
In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?
Transportation of children
Children under 135 cm can only travel with child restraint systems that are suitable for their weight.
Children taller than 135 cm can use a normal seat belt. However, a booster is recommended for children up to 150 cm.
Children under three years of age are not allowed to travel in vehicles without a seat belt. Children over the age of three cannot be carried in the front seat of a vehicle that is not fitted with seat belts.
It is the sole responsibility of the driver to ensure that passengers under the age of 15 are buckled up.
The fine is NOK 2,300 (€ 226).
Requirements for the transport of children in light vehicles on the roads of European countries.
The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers .
Fine – NOK 1,700 (€ 167) for each unpaved passenger, including the driver.
Make a phone call
It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows negotiation without the use of hands while the vehicle is in motion.
The fine is NOK 1,700 (€ 167).
Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.
Fines can be paid directly to the police officer at the site of the offense. In the event of illegal parking, the local police can impose a fine or tow the car for a parking fee. Fines for traffic violations in Norway:
|Incorrect use of the turn signal||2,600 (€ 256)|
|Driving on sidewalks or bike paths||4,200 (€ 413)|
|Go in the opposite direction on a one-way street||5,500 (€ 541)|
|Driving on a public transport lane||5,500 (€ 541)|
|Violation of the overtaking rules||6,800 (€ 669)|
|Ignore requests to give in||6,800 (€ 669)|
|Passage at a red light||6,800 (€ 669)|
|Failure to keep the distance to the vehicle in front||6,800 (€ 669)|
Speed fines are among the highest in Europe. There is no overspeed limit. This means that if you exceed the permitted speed by even 1 km / h, you can be fined. Fines in Norway (NOK):
|up to 5 km / h||800 (79 €)||800 (79 €)||800 (79 €)|
|6-10 km / h||2,100 (€ 207)||2,100 (€ 207)||2,100 (€ 207)|
|11-15 km / h||3,800 (€ 374)||3,400 (€ 335)||3,400 (€ 335)|
|16-20 km / h||5,500 (€ 541)||4,700 (€ 463)||4,700 (€ 463)|
|21-25 km / h||8,500 (€ 837)||6,400 (€ 630)||6,400 (€ 630)|
|26 – 30 km / h||†||8,500 (€ 837)||8,500 (€ 837)|
|31 – 35 km / h||†||10,200 (€ 1,004)||10,200 (€ 1,004)|
|36 – 40 km / h||†||†||10,650 (€ 1,048)|
† – If the speed limit for this limit is exceeded, a driver’s license is removed and incarceration is possible, which can be replaced by community service.
Error in the radar speed measurement:
- up to 100 km / h – 3 km / h
- over 100 km / h – 3%
1.60 1.69 1.50 0.81 on May 22, 2021
Unleaded petrol (95 and 98) and diesel are available in Norway. Gas stations (LPG) are available (over 100).
The most common type of adapter used in gas stations is the Dutch bayonet . There are dishes at some petrol stations. List of gas stations in Norway .
Gasoline in a can in a car is allowed on the territory of the country.
Changes compared to the previous period are displayed. Update every two weeks
- Single emergency number – 112
- Fire Department – 110
- Police – 112
- Ambulance – 113
Equipment You Must Have in Your Car:
- Warning triangle – for vehicles with more than two wheels
- Reflective Vest – You must have a reflective vest in order to be worn in the event of an emergency stop. Foreign drivers can only be fined if they arrive by car with Norwegian numbers.
Requirements for equipment that must be present in the car in various European countries.
Despite the fact that there is no mandatory requirement to use winter tires in Norway, it is strongly advised not to use summer tires in winter conditions. They do not offer sufficient adhesion to the surface.
The tread depth of the tires must be at least 3 mm in winter and at least 1.6 mm in summer, regardless of the type of tire.
For vehicles with a total weight of more than 3.5 tons, the use of winter tires is mandatory and more stringent requirements are placed on them.
Studded tires can be used from November 1st until the first Sunday after Easter. Vehicles with studded tires have entrance fees to Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim (NOK 30 (€ 3) per day, NOK 400 (€ 39) per month and NOK 1,200 (€ 118) per year). The fine for violating this provision is NOK 750 (€ 74).
Studded tires are permitted in the three northern districts of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark from October 15th to May 1st.
Outside of these dates, studded tires or studded chains may be used if the road conditions so require (ice on the road).
Snow chains are required when there is a chance that you will need to drive on snow-covered or icy roads. Controls are very often carried out at the border.
Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.
Recommended equipment and other rules
Foreign drivers are advised to equip their vehicles with a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher and a set of spare lamps.
Vehicles towing a trailer must be equipped with special rear-view mirrors. Mirrors should be labeled with the letter E.
Using Radar detector forbidden . If used, a fine of up to NOK 10,000 (€ 984) and the seizure of the device itself.
The video below shows a section of the famous Atlantic Ocean Road.