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Driving in Norway

A Motorists' guide to driving in Norway

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Norway National Flag
Capital: Oslo
Language: Norwegian, Sami, English
Currency: Norwegian krone
Country ID:
N

Located in the north of Europe (on the northwestern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula), Norway borders the North Sea to the southwest and the Skagerrak inlet to the south; in the west, it borders the North Atlantic Ocean (Norwegian Sea) and the Barents Sea to the northeast. In the east, there is a long land border with Sweden, a shorter one with Finland t othe northeast and another with Russia in the far northeast.

Norway has one of the longest and most rugged coastlines in the world and is one of the world’s most northerly countries as well as one of the most mountainous ones. It has vast areas dominated by the Scandinavian Mountains which make for some wonderfully dramatic landscapes. Only 3% of Norway is arable with mountains covering over half of the country’s landmass. Norway is famous for its fjords and glaciers: Sognefjorden is the world's second deepest fjord and Hornindalsvatnet is Europe’s the deepest lake.

Driving distance map of Norway
(click to enlarge)

Driving in Norway

Speed Limits

Motorway: 100 km/h
Rural: 80 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Useful phone numbers in Norway

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Ambulance and fire 110, police 112

Some useful phrases

Useful Phrases

Hei (hello), ya (yes); nei (no); takk (thank you)

Places to drive to in Norway

Oslo

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