Car Hire in Bergen
Car hire in BergenWelcome to Bergen - a popular tourist town in Norway. The idyllic location of the city between seven mountains is famously known as the Gateway to the Fjords.
Enjoy your drive through beautiful mountain scenery, past fjords, glaciers and charming villages – make sure you take it all in with an Avis hire car.
Book online now to discover all that Bergen has to offer with an Avis hire car.
Plan your trip in BergenBergen city centre has many attractions to enjoy – from the fish market where you will find nautical delicacies, to a wide range of interesting museums.
In Bryggen - the oldest part of Bergen - you find the old wharf which is a relic of the Hanseatic League era, which took place circa 14th to 16th century. To learn more about the Hanseatic period in Bergen, visit the Hanseatic Museum which focuses on the history of the German Hanseatic family.
And here in modern day Bryggen, you will find plenty of shops where you can find unique local mementos – and nice restaurants where you can relax and unwind.
Feeling adventurous? Take a trip to the highest mountain in the region - Mount Ulriken - and enjoy stunning landscapes and scenery as you overlook the city. The most popular mountain in the region is Mount Floien which you can reach via the Floienbahn. From both mountains you have a wonderful view over Bergen and the surrounding area.
Road trips from BergenIf you’d like to go chasing waterfalls, visit the Norgheimsunds waterfall in Steindalfossen where you can actually climb in behind the waterfall itself and watch from the cave within. And on your journey there, make sure you stop in Voss.
This small town has only 5,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the fjords. Voss is a scenic extravaganza in winter - and the wonderful lakes, glaciers, and white water rivers offer beautiful hiking and walking trails.
Top tips: if you are a passionate nature fan, there there are many hiking trails in nearby Prestegardsmoen. – and if breathtaking views are your thing, then visit the Odda Trolltunga cliff face.
If you then proceed from there along road 13 – you’ll find the towns of Låtefossen, Hardangervidda and Folgefonna – which all boast local nuances.
To discover all that Bergen has to offer, simply book your Avis rental car online and go wherever you want.
Norwegian road rulesWhich Side of the Road?
In Norway, please drive on the right side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
Winter tyres are mandatory between November and April.
Give way to traffic approaching from the right, road priority is indicated by a yellow diamond.
Trams always have right of way.
In Oslo, electric vehicles are allowed to use bus lanes.
Dipped headlights must be used day and night.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 55 mph (90 km/h)
- Motorways: 80 mph (110km/h)
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
All Children must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
Children under 4 must be fitted in a rear-facing child seat.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.