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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 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)
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.