You will need to provide your driver’s licence, secondary photo identification like your passport and a major credit card in your name. You must have held a full and valid driver’s licence for at least a year, and there is also a minimum age requirement of 21 for hiring a car in Norway, though this can vary between companies. Insurance is also mandatory when driving a rental car in Norway, and if you are using your own coverage instead of the policies offered by the rental company, you will need to provide evidence of this to them at collection of your vehicle.
If your travel itinerary for Norway mainly connects between cities and main roads, a comfortable economy or compact vehicle is a great choice if that accommodates your party and luggage needs. If you are traveling in a larger group or family though, you may want to keep the extra room needed for your luggage in mind and opt for extra space in an SUV or even a van. For those planning to venture into the wild, an SUV may be a good idea for the rougher roads away from the main routes between cities.
Once you have arrived at Oslo Sandefjord Airport and collected your luggage, you will see signs to direct you toward the rental car building, which is separate to the main building of the airport. Once you exit the main building, the rental car building will be to your left in the main car park. There will be further signs once you exit the airport to direct you there and it’s only a short walk away.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Oslo Sandefjord airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.
Pros:Great car, just a shame we booked from the wrong airport!
Cons:Europcar refused to transfer our booking from one airport to another. We would have happily paid a fee to do this, but in the end had to endure an expensive 6 hr round trip to collect our car from the other airport. Admittedly we made a mistake, apparently one many people make at Oslo, but I expected better than the "computer says no" customer service response.
Pros:Quick and great counter service.
Cons:Felt very unsafe driving the car as all four tires were completely bald. The car pulled in every direction while driving and was so loud in the cabin that you couldnt have a conversation.
Cons:Extra charges. No attendant in parking lot to help with pick up or return.
Pros:The location was great The car was great The drop off was easy the price was good couldn't be happier!!
Cons:They ask me for extra money to pay for damages to the car when there were none. The never checked in the car when I returned it and then told me a day later after driving it to a new city. They offered me no insurance option and were generally unfriendly. Hertz has been great in other countries but in Norway the do a fraudulent business.
Pros:new merc, easy to drive, well speced
Cons:bigger car would have been better, the merc was small for an intermediate sized car. car hire in norway is double the cost of UK and Denmark
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