Talk:Driving in Norway

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I included a link to Wikipedia "Road signs in Norway", where each sign is explained. I am aware that the WP article does not exactly match the current article, but that is relevant as many overseas visitors may not be familiar with Norwegian/European style signs, in addition there are a few signs specific to Norway. I also linked to a Commons-gallery instead of including loads of pictures here. Regards --Erik den yngre (talk) 17:46, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm satisfied with the way you're doing things now. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:41, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Norwegian Winter Driving[edit]

Swept in from the pub

I will be in a remote area East of Oslo for the month of November. Since there is no internet available in that area, I find it necessary to rent, lease an automobile. The minimum period of time will be one month, to a maximum of 5 months. Since I will be driving in the winter, and on some back roads, what type of vehicle should I look for, and where would I rent/lease one? I'm flying into Oslo.—The preceding comment was added by LMcDTravels (talkcontribs) 02:04, 27 August 2016‎

We have an article on Winter driving and one on Winter in the Nordic countries. Either might partly answer your questions. Pashley (talk) 13:00, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Also Driving in Norway. Pashley (talk) 13:03, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Winter tyres[edit]

Winter tyres (or other tyres with enough tread depth) are said to be compulsory from November 1th. On the other hand, Nordic countries#By car 2 says studded tyres are allowed from November 1th. This would mean you either need unstudded "winter" tyres for some time in the autumn, or that everybody should change to winter tyres on the same day. Both options seem awkward; in Finland there is a one month window. Is the information correct? --LPfi (talk) 18:20, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

The basic rule is: Always have appropriate tyres for the conditions. Studded tyres are allowed from November 1st (Oct 16th in Northern Norway), and allowed if conditions require. Winter tyres (studded or not) must have a minimum of 3 mm tread depth. For heavy vehicles (3500 kg +) winter tyres are required from November 15th. This is how I read the rules. --Erik den yngre (talk) 12:11, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
These rules keeps changing, but it seems like there must be a minimum of 3 mm after 1st November even on summer tyres. Erik den yngre (talk) 14:23, 18 October 2016 (UTC)