Cheapest car hire in Norway

Top tips when hiring a car in Norway

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Norway, like all the nordic countries
  • The alcohol limit to drive in Norway is just 20mg (0.02% BAC), significantly lower than the UK
  • The maximum speed limit in Norway is just 100km/h on its motorway network
  • Winter tyres are fitted as standard to all rentals cars during seasons where mandatory
  • The busiest time to visit Norway is between June and August when it's summer, expect car hire prices to be higher during peak season and aim to book at least 6 weeks in advance for cheapest deals
By J Hulme

No problems experienced whatsoever. Everything went to plan. Thanks

Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Norway

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    80km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    90-100km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    NOK  12.91/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    20mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    NOK

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.0/10)

Gordon & Mel

UK

8/10
Had a super tri

Had a super trip to Bergen and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rented a car with Rhino for 7 days and had no troubles with it. Thanks!

23/09/2019
Ansfrid

Norway

8/10
Use Rhino often

Use Rhino often, great price and easy to use website.

15/05/2019
Derek Morris

UK

6/10
Had a pleasant

Had a pleasant trip to Aalesund to visit some family there, was good to have a car as they don't have one!

24/02/2019

Compare car rental agents in Norway

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
1
8.7/10
9
€ 35.46
€ 39.45
€ 47.32
€ 51.10
 Avis
95
8.3/10
13,090
€ 27.27
€ 29.70
€ 39.27
€ 39.89
 Hertz
102
8.2/10
32,456
€ 26.38
€ 32.07
€ 33.54
€ 43.61
 Budget
49
8.0/10
9,470
€ 19.12
€ 22.55
€ 25.12
€ 37.12
 Europcar
21
7.9/10
2,613
€ 43.15
€ 48.44
€ 59.88
€ 67.88
 Thrifty
5
7.8/10
81
€ 37.38
€ 41.63
 Enterprise
1
7.5/10
13
€ 43.28
€ 47.32
€ 49.95
€ 53.23

Car rental agent statistics in Norway

  • 8.9/10
    Highest rated agent:
    HERTZ
  • 6.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    HERTZ
  • 57,732
    Total number of reviews in
    Norway
  • 99
    Most Locations in Norway:
    HERTZ
  • 15
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 9
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Norway

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Norway

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2020 1.37 1.49
May , 2020 1.30 1.41
Apr , 2020 1.25 1.29
Mar , 2020 1.26 1.29
Feb , 2020 1.60 1.69
Jan , 2020 1.61 1.70
Dec , 2019 1.65 1.72
Nov , 2019 1.60 1.69
Oct , 2019 1.56 1.67
Sep , 2019 1.62 1.71
Aug , 2019 1.55 1.68
Jul , 2019 1.60 1.75

Car rental price statistics in Norway

  • € 133.84
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 484.37
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Caravelle
  • 2,211
    Total cars available
     
  • 286
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 91
    Location with most cars:
    Oslo - Airport - Gardermoen
  • € 19.1 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Aalesund

FAQs about car hire in Norway

How much does it cost to hire a car in Norway?

Car hire in Norway starts from just €19.10 per day for a (mini) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in Norway is just €80.70 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Norway is a Volkswagen Caravelle car for a (standard) class from Europcar costing €484.40 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Norway?

We often have special offers on car hire in Norway including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Norway?

Car hire prices in Norway are kept low thanks to the 7 car hire companies across the country. With over 127 car hire locations and 8,877 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Norway.

Who is the best car hire company in Norway?

Based on over 57,732 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Norway Is Hertz who score on average 8.2/10 across all locations in Norway.

What is the most popular car hire location in Norway?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Norway is Oslo - Airport - Gardermoen with 7 car hire companies and 91 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Norway?

Current fuel prices in Norway are €1.33/ltr for petrol and €1.3/ltr for diesel as of 6 April 2020, it’ll cost on average €53 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €52 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Norway?

Speed limits in Norway are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 90-100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Norway?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in Norway offering a (mini) class car such as the Citroen C1 for as little as €133.70 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Norway?

The most popular car hire category in Norway is the Volkswagen Golf available from 5 car hire companies in over 123 locations.

Most popular locations to hire a car in Norway:

Do you need to rent a car in Norway?

Journey through the forests and fjords of Norway in Scandinavia at your own leisurely pace by hiring a car. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure there will have a vehicle to suit your budget and requirements. There are many car hire locations all over Norway including the capital city Oslo, Oslo Airport, Bergen Airport, Tromso Airport and Sandefjord Airport.

Tips for renting a car in Norway

Before booking car rental in Norway, you should consider what you plan to use the rental car for, how many passengers will be travelling and how much luggage you need to carry. We offer a wide range of rental cars in Norway to suit every need from small / economy cars to SUV, 4x4’s and people carriers that can carry up to 8 passengers. Remember to consider your luggage to and from the airport as a regular car, whilst ideal for getting around may not have the space for your luggage to and from the airport.

What is the best car rental agent in Norway?

When renting a car in Norway, you can expect to find leading international car rental agents located at all major airports, cities and towns in Norway such as Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty. Our highest ranked rental agents are Sixt and Hertz with customer ratings of 8.6 and 8.5/10 respectively.

Are winter tyres and snow chains included in Norway car hire?

If the law dictates that winter tyres are required when driving in Norway then all rental cars will come with winter tyres fitted at no cost. This is dependent on the time of year and the car rental agents in Norway are responsible for ensuring their cars meet the requirements. Snow chains are not included as standard, however can be added to Norway car hire as an optional extra.

Norway Mini Guide

As a constitutional monarchy, the Kingdom of Norway borders Sweden and forms the north westerly land mass of the Scandinavian peninsula. Norway has land borders with Russia, Finland as well as Sweden and to the west the North Sea, as well as a long North Atlantic coastline. Norway was the first European nation to declare its independence, and is now listed among the wealthiest nations on the globe. Gifted with extensive natural resources, Norway has the largest fishing industry in the world in addition to rich natural gas fields and huge areas of forest. Norway is the second largest exporter of seafood in the world, second only to China.

Norway has much to offer the visitor who is willing to spend some time travelling between the various sites and points of interest dotted around the country. It features some of the most well preserved examples of medieval architecture found within Europe, along with some of the most significant Viking artefacts to have been uncovered in recent times.

Any person interested in European history will find Norway a fascinating place to visit. Many of the cities in Norway such as Oslo and Bergen make excellent choices as a location from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Oslo is the capital city of Norway; it is also the third-largest Scandinavian city and third-largest urban area in Scandinavia. The population is estimated at around 600,000 and the urban area of Greater Oslo extends far into the surrounding counties. Oslo is of particular note due to the large quantity of parks and open green areas that can be found within the city centre and suburbs alike.

Winter sport lovers will find that Oslo's Tryvann Vinterpark, a world-class ski resort, is a site they must not miss. It features a huge number of slopes and runs which are suitable for people of all abilities. During summer months the winter sports take a backseat and the area becomes a favourite with walkers and mountain bikers, along with fishermen and brave souls who partake of the ice-cold waters of the lakes in which to swim. Tryvann Vinterpark is extremely close to Oslo city, an ideal destination for a day trip.
 
The quaint old town Drøbak sits upon the edge of a large fjord, and is an increasingly popular destination with summer visitors and a great place to visit in a Norway rental car. The old town centre features traditional old wooden houses and has a vibrant and healthy antique and art trade happening within its cobbled streets. Out along the banks of the fjord can be found some excellent examples of old "captain houses". Situated out in the fjord itself is the fortress, this is one of the most famous fortresses in Norway and has been converted into a museum.

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Norway factfile

  • Norway is the second least densely populated country in Europe
  • The 'Black Death' plague resulted in the death of more than half of Norway’s population in the mid 14th century.
  • Norway has the nickname 'The Land of The Midnight Sun'
  • The largest predator on land in Norway is the polar bear. The largest fish is the basking shark
  • The currency in Norway is the Norwegian krone (NOK)

 

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Fuel Prices in Norway

  • Price of petrol in Norway in April

    € 1.33/Ltr

    ($ 1.63/Ltr | 12.91/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Norway in April

    € 1.30/Ltr

    ($ 1.59/Ltr | 12.62/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Norway in April

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 53.20  ($ 65.15) | € 52.00  ($ 63.68)
Compact € 53.20  ($ 65.15) | € 52.00  ($ 63.68)
Full Size € 66.50  ($ 81.43) | € 65.00  ($ 79.60)
SUV € 79.80  ($ 97.72) | € 78.00  ($ 95.52)
Carrier € 93.10  ($ 114.01) | € 91.00  ($ 111.44)

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What's included with car hire in Norway?

Norway is famous for its breathtaking fjords, glaciers and mountains and is a popular destination for tourists looking to enjoy some skiing. Many of our customers who book car hire in Norway choose to hire a more robust 4x4 vehicle, which is more than capable of handling the mountainous and rugged terrain, especially when there is snow on the road and icy conditions.

Due to the weather conditions in Norway, it is required by law to fit snow tyres to your vehicle at certain times of the year and when you book your car hire in Norway with Rhino, you will find that snow tyres are included.

Some of the optional added extras you can add onto your booking include ski racks, sat nav, child seats and an additional driver. If you have a large party travelling, we have a great selection of minivans and minibuses that can be hired, such as the Toyota Minibus or the Ford 17 Seater Minibus.