Norway, which official name is The Kingdom of Norway, is a spacious country, whose larger part is placed on the west side of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is the country of breathtaking beauty, strong economy small social differences and proud people, who like to call themselves heirs of the Vikings. Beside the inland part, Norway also includes Jan Mayen, small volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean and Svalbard, archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.
The capital and the largest city is Oslo (car renting in Oslo), which is located in the southwestern part of the country.
The official currency is Norwegian krone.
Despite very large territory of about 148,740 square kilometers, it is the country with the lowest population destiny in Europe. According to the last census, there are 5, 136,700 Norwegians.
This country of fjords is unitary monarchy with parliament and government. Officially, the king is considered as the head of state, while the prime minister is the first man of the executive authority and the head of government.
Norwegians make the majority of the population, with two smaller ethnic groups- Sami people who live on the north and Kven people, whose are descendants of Finns (car rent in Finland). Because of the great economic wealth and high social standard, this country is now one of the most desirable places for immigrants from around the world.
The official language in Norwegian, which has two written forms- Bokmal and Nynorsk.
There are several climate types in Norway. Eastern part is under the influence of the Atlantic Ocean and have warmer winters than areas on the north and east. However, the sunniest and the warmer climate is present in areas around Oslo. Because of the geographic position and high latitude, some parts of Norway have strange natural phenomenon: in the period between May to July, in the areas north of Arctic Circle the sun never completely sets. The opposite situation is in the period between November and January.
Car rental in Norway is definitely the best option for exploring this country. You can start your adventure from the magnificent Oslo or go eastward and enjoy in the endless beauty of the fjords or Bergen (renting a car in Bergen). If you want something more extreme, traveling to the north will be unforgettable experience.
In general, Norway has an excellent road infrastructure, and quality roads are present even in the most distanced places. Of course, in the periods between November and April, winter tires are mandatory. An international driver’s license is not obligate if you have valid license more than one year.
Pay attention to the speed limitation because fines are extremely high. The allowed maximal speed across the whole county is 80 kilometers per hour. Stay away from alcohol while you drive, because random police controls are frequent.
You must have headlight on even in the sunniest day and seatbelts are mandatory. You must drive on the right side of the road.
Make sure that you always have a full tank when using car rental in Norway- there is a great distance between petrol stations, especially on the north.
Car rental in Norway is not cheap. If you want to pick up your car at the Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, the cheapest option will cost you around 108 euros per day for the small city car.