Driving

Driving Licence

Driving licences from EEA/EU countries are valid in Norway.

Driving licences from countries outside the EEA/EU area may only be used for 12 months. If you wish to settle in Norway, you must exchange your driving licence for a Norwegian driving licence within 12 months.

There are two procedures of exchanging a driving licence:

  1. You must complete and pass a practical driving test.
  2. You must complete mandatory training at a driving school and then pass both a theoretical and a proactical driving test.

Which procedure applies to you depends on which country issued your driving licence. For further inforrmation about exchanging driving licences, please contact the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen).

The local office is:

Statens vegvesen Drøbak trafikkstasjon
Postal address: P.O. Box 55, 1441 Drøbak
Phone: +47 815 22 000
Email: firmapost-ost@vegvesen.no
Visiting address: Loimaaveien 9, Drøbak [map]
Office hours: Monday 09:00-15:15; Tuesday-Friday 08:00-15:15

Their office in Oslo is:

Statens vegvesen Risløkka trafikkstasjon
Postal address: P.O. Box 342 Økern, 0513 Oslo
Phone: +47 815 22 000
Email: firmapost-ost@vegvesen.no
Visiting address: Østre Aker vei 50, Oslo [map]
Office hours: Monday 09:00-15:15; Tuesday-Friday 08:00-15:15
 

Car Import

The Norwegian Tax Administration provides information on how to import a vehicle.
 

Toll Roads

Norway uses road toll payment as a means of financing the building of bridges, tunnels, and roads. 27% of road construction comes from toll road revenues. The fees vary on major toll roads, but are normally between NOK 15-30 for lighter vehicles.

If you plan to drive a car in Norway, please familiarize yourself with the toll road system AutoPASS and the toll ring around Oslo.

Published 2. April 2014 - 14:36 - Updated 28. January 2016 - 14:02

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