MICHELIN Travel Discover the world
Home > > > > > Useful information > Driving in Norway

Leaving for Norway

Where to sleep?

View 766 hotels for Norway

Driving in Norway

Enlarge map

Driving in Norway

Information acquired on 11/06/2009

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker.

International Motor Insurance Card.

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party.

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Maximum alcohol level : 0.02 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 1.35m or 36 kg.

Minimum driving age : 18 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) all year round.

Studded tires under certain restrictions from 1 November to the Monday after Easter Monday .


Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit recommended.

Fire extinguisher recommended.

Fluorescent safety jacket compulsory.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 80 kph.

On motorways : 90 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Kongelig Norsk Automobilklub (KNA)

Postboks 2425 Solli

0201 - OSLO


Norges Automobil-Forbund (NAF)

Postboks 6682 Etterstad

0609 - OSLO


Top of page