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Motorhoming in Norway: everything you need to know

Midnight sun, Lofoten
Midnight sun, Lofoten

Travelling to Norway is probably on top of every motorhome enthusiasts list. How could it not be? These amazing landscapes will keep on surprising you. Beautiful lakes, miles of woodlands, rough mountains and not to forget the world-famous Fjords! The best part of it all is that thanks to the 'allemansretten', you can go anywhere you want as long as you respect nature and environmental laws and leave everything tidy.

A tour through Norway with your motorhome is guaranteed to be one of the most special trips you will ever make. See the rugged south coast, drive from Trollstigen to Geiranger, wander off among the colourful wooden houses in Bergen and finish your motorhome trip along the Lofoten and the North Cape! You might even be able to see the Northern Lights during your motorhome trip! Have we persuaded you? Then keep reading to find out all about camping in Norway!

Want to know what the rules are when travelling through Norway with your motorhome? Then keep on reading.

coloured houses in Bergen

Coloured houses in Bergen



Spending the night with a motorhome in Norway 

According to the Norwegian law you are free to park your motorhome anywhere in Norway. The maximum stay is three days and there should not be a house in a radius of 150 metres. If you would still like to use a motorhome site in Norway you can find plenty on Campercontact.

Emergency phone number Norway  

Ambulance, police and fire brigade: 112

Mandatory to bring to Norway

In Norway it is mandatory to carry a warning triangle and safety vest in your motorhome. It is also recommended to carry fire extinguishers (not less than 2kg), as it is mandatory for motorhomes with Norwegian registration plates. 

For the most up-to-date travel information on Norway, take a look at the central government site.

Roads and traffic in Norway

Speed limits in Norway
Speed limits in Norway:

  • Within built-up area ≤ 3.5 tonnes: 50 km/h
  • Inside built-up area > 3.5 tonnes: 50 km/h
  • Outside built-up area ≤ 3,5 tonnes: 80 km/h
  • Outside built-up area > 3.5 tonnes: 80 km/h
  • Motorway ≤ 3.5 tonnes: 90/100 km/h (in summer this may be 110 km/h, follow signs)
  • Highway > 3.5 tonnes: 80 km per hour 
  • Fine indication from 20 km per hour: maximum €460. 

Tol in Noorwegen
Since 2022, Norway's toll laws have been updated and toll collection is almost fully automatic now. However, this requires you to register your license plate and this can be done in 3 different ways. 

  1. If you do not register your motorhome's registration plate in advance, the bill will be sent to you by Sweden’s Epass24. This can sometimes take up to several months and you will pay the normal rate. A camper of >3500kg pays the truck rate (200%). 
  2. Register your registration plate in advance via Epass24. This allows you to view and pay your bill by mail and also gives you the option to view your toll history. In addition you pay the low passenger car rate with a motorhome of >3500kg. 
  3. Purchase an Autopass tag, toll badge or OBUtag. This automates your toll payment and also gives various discounts on motorhomes of <3500kg and ferries. You can apply for your badge through 1 of these 5 providers: AutoPass tag can issue: Fremtind Service, FlytBrobizzSkyttelPASS and ØresundPAY. Please note: apply for your toll badge at least 10 weeks in advance.

Winter motorhoming in Norway

It is not mandatory to have winter tyres on your motorhome but the tyres must be suitable for all weather conditions. The minimum profile depth for motorhomes <7.5 tonnes is 3mm in winter. Additionally, if you drive a heavy motorhome it is recommended to carry snow chains. For company vehicles this is mandatory. Studded tyres are allowed under certain conditions. 

Bear in mind that mountain passes may be closed in winter. In addition, stricter rules apply to motorhomes registered as commercial vehicles (N1, N2, N3).

Environmental rules in Norway

There are low emission zones in Bergen, Oslo and Kristiansand. Here it varies per emission zone how much has to be paid to access the zone. 

Report a change?

The information on this page is checked regularly. Nevertheless it is possible that something has changed in the regulations in the meantime. All information on this page is therefore under reserve of possible changes. Have you discovered an error? Please let us know via our contact form and, if necessary, we will adjust it as soon as possible.