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How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

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How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

Hi ,

I would like to drive from Oslo-> Bergen, from Bergen to Alesund , and from Alesund -> Oslo

Please let me know if the road is dangerous to drive , difficult to drive , or it is OK to drive.

Is there any cliff there ?

thanks

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Oslo, Norway
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1. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

When?

Norwegian roads are among the safest in the world - compare international accident statistics.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_coun…

But note these roads are small country roads not highways.

Please update your profile with location as that helps with specific advice.

Harstad, Norway
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2. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

It can be dangerous in winter if you are an inexperienced winter driver.

Oslo, Norway
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3. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

In summer usually no problem, but please check weather conditions on beforehand (especially on the Oslo-Bergen leg where you will cross the mountain range between the eastern part and western part of Norway)

Oslo
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4. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

Very safe despite the impression. Roads are mostly two-lane undivided, usually with no shoulder. Many tunnels and cliffs, some narrow and curves, are unusual for many visitors, just take it easy and observe speed limits, and you will be fine.

Oslo
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5. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

Speed limit is generally 80 kmh, but often lower, traffic is often slower because of curves etc

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6. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

Thanks all for your tips

I am more confident to drive there now

They drive on the right side just like US right ?

Oslo, Norway
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7. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

They drive on the right side just like Europe.

Edited: 10 June 2018, 13:51
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8. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

thanks Dyoll

Tromso, Norway
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9. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

Re; your questions of any cliff..?

Trollstigen is a good example of typical Norwegian west coast roads, https:/…trollstigen

Oslo
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10. Re: How difficult to drive on Norway road ?

Trollstigen looks scary, particularly if you come from a flat area like Denmark og Netherlands. But there has been no serious accidents since the road opened in 1936

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