Driving in Norway 

Compulsory items

  • 'GB' sticker, unless the registration plates have the GB logo on them
  • Registration and insurance documents
  • Warning triangle (excludes motorcycles)
  • Reflective jacket / vest
  • Headlight converters
  • Motorcyclists must wear a crash helmet

Speed limits

  • Built up areas: 31mph or 50km/h
  • Outside built up areas: 49mph or 80km/h
  • Motorways: 62mph or 100km/h


  • Children less than 1.35m in height can only travel in the front seats of a vehicle if they are using an approved child seat that is appropriate for their age and size
  • Children travelling in the front seats must do so in a rear facing seat, and the airbag must be deactivated
  • Children between 1.35m and 1.5m should use a booster seat with an adult seatbelt


  • It is recommended, but not compulsory, that drivers keep a first aid kit and fire extinguisher inside the car
  • Trams always have right of way
  • As in the UK, wearing seatbelts is a legal requirement
  • It is compulsory for dipped headlights to be used in daytime
  • Snow tyres or chains are compulsory when roads have a covering of snow. You may be fined for driving with summer tyres in these conditions. The minimum tread depth for winter tyres is 3mm.