One of the few things the international media seem to cover relentlessly about Norway is the proliferation of electric car use across the country. And they're quite right. Norway has more electric cars on its road than any other country, on a per capita basis. In the first three months of 2016, Norway registered 11,124 pure electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), representing … [Read more...]
Driving in Norway
Before you get on the road, familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations.
If you live in or close to the centre of Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen or Trondheim, chances are you won't need a car. Public transport systems are generally run to a high-standard and although not cheap, they certainly work out cheaper than owning a car.
However, if you live outside a major city, plan on doing a lot of travelling, or have a young family, driving in Norway is something you'll want to consider. Here's our guide to everything you need to know.
If you intend to drive in Norway it is your responsibility to thoroughly research and understand all of the traffic laws. Ignorance of these laws is not an acceptable excuse if you break them! Statens vegvesen (The Norwegian Public Roads Administration) is the body responsible for most aspects of driving in Norway. They oversee the planning, construction and operation of the national and county … [Read more...]
Last weekend I had the pleasure (!) of driving in the Norwegian winter for the first time. Below you'll find some tips for those of you doing the same, but first, my story. I don't drive often these days. Since leaving the UK over two years ago, I've driven just four times, twice on the left and twice on the right. So it's nerve-wracking enough driving at all, let alone on the "wrong" side of … [Read more...]