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.

Toll roads

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

Norway toll road map 2019

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:

cityvehicle
up to 3.5 tup to 3.5 t (rush hour)over 3.5 tover 3.5 t (rush hour)
Oslo / BærumNOK 25 (€ 2.50)NOK 31 (€ 3.10)NOK 86 (€ 8.50)NOK 101 (€ 9.90)
MountainsNOK 30 (€ 3.00)NOK 56 (€ 5.50)NOK 70 (€ 6.90)NOK 123 (€ 12)
KristiansandNOK 14 (€ 1.40)NOK 21 (€ 2.10)NOK 24 (€ 2.40)NOK 36 (€ 3.50)
North JærenNOK 23 (€ 2.30)NOK 23 (€ 2.30)NOK 58 (€ 5.70)NOK 58 (€ 5.70)
Bypakke GrenlanNOK 17 (€ 1.70)NOK 23 (€ 2.30)NOK 27 (€ 2.70)NOK 38 (€ 3.70)
TrondheimNOK 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.

Svinesund tariffs

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.

Svinesund Bridge in Norway

Bridge coordinates:  Google Maps  ,  Google Earth  .

From July 2005, Svinesund will be free of charge for the next 20 years. Bridge tariff for 2020:

 vehiclevaluation
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.

Payment options

There are several ways to pay for roads in Norway. You can choose one of them which is more convenient for you.

Visitor payment

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

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 

Manual payment

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

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:

trackactionClosed
E69Skarsvåg – the North CapeOctober – April
Fv. 13GaularfjelletDecember – May
Fv. 51ValdresflyaDecember – April
Fv. 55SognefjelletNovember – May
Fv. 63Geiranger – LangvatnNovember – May
Fv. 63TrollstigenOctober – May
Fv. 243Aurland – ErdalNovember – June
Fv. 252Tyin – EidsbugardenOctober – June
Fv. 258Gamle strynefjellsvegOctober – June
Fv. 337Brokke – SuleskardNovember – May
Fv. 341Smelror – HamningsbergNovember – May
Fv. 355MelfjelletNovember – May
Fv. 520Breiborg – RøldalNovember – June
Fv. 886JarfjordfjelletNovember – 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

Speed ​​limit

Speed ​​limits 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.

Map of areas with a maximum speed of 110 km / h in Norway

These locations are on both sides of the Gulf of Oslo. You can see their location on the map above.

Speed ​​limits in Europe

The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries.

alcohol

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.

dimmed headlights

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.

Seat belts

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.

Punish

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:

violationPenalties (NOK)
Incorrect use of the turn signal2,600 (€ 256)
Driving on sidewalks or bike paths4,200 (€ 413)
Go in the opposite direction on a one-way street5,500 (€ 541)
Driving on a public transport lane5,500 (€ 541)
Violation of the overtaking rules6,800 (€ 669)
Ignore requests to give in6,800 (€ 669)
Passage at a red light6,800 (€ 669)
Failure to keep the distance to the vehicle in front6,800 (€ 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):

About speed
up to 5 km / h800 (79 €)800 (79 €)800 (79 €)
6-10 km / h2,100 (€ 207)2,100 (€ 207)2,100 (€ 207)
11-15 km / h3,800 (€ 374)3,400 (€ 335)3,400 (€ 335)
16-20 km / h5,500 (€ 541)4,700 (€ 463)4,700 (€ 463)
21-25 km / h8,500 (€ 837)6,400 (€ 630)6,400 (€ 630)
26 – 30 km / h8,500 (€ 837)8,500 (€ 837)
31 – 35 km / h10,200 (€ 1,004)10,200 (€ 1,004)
36 – 40 km / h10,650 (€ 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%

Useful information

petrol

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

Emergency numbers

  • Single emergency number – 112
  • Fire Department – 110
  • Police – 112
  • Ambulance – 113

Compulsory equipment

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.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

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.

spikes

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).

Anti-slip chains

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.