Camper van parked by Bergsbotn in Senja

Rental car, buses and camper vans in Tromsø

If you want freedom to roam, renting a car or a camper van can be a good option to explore the Tromsø region at your own pace. Tromsø offers several well-known international car rental companies, so it is easy to get around.

There are several companies offering rental cars if you want access to your own vehicle for a day or your whole stay. There are also several companies renting out camper vans and caravans. We strongly recommend that you book in advance. Before driving in the Arctic, we strongly advice you to read up on driving conditions before you set out on your adventure.

Good to know

  • Don’t drink and drive. We have very strict alcohol laws and you will get severe penalties for driving under the influence. The legal limit is 0,02 % blood alcohol for the driver of any motorized vehicle.
  • If you require medication and plan to drive, steer clear of those marked with a red triangle.
  • Seat belts are compulsory for drivers and all passengers. You will be fined for not wearing your seat belts.
  • It is illegal to use a hand-held phone whilst driving.
  • Your exterior lights must be on at all times, including in the summer. This requirement applies to all vehicles on the road.
  • In case of an accident, all vehicles must have at least one high-visibility vest, a warning triangle, and third-party insurance.
  • Speed limits on the open road is generally 80km/h unless otherwise stated. The exception is in built-up areas or town centres, where it is 50 km/h unless otherwise stated. In residential areas it can be as low as 30 km/h. Please follow the speed limits.
  • Winter tires are required in the period 15 October–1 May. Studded winter tires may also be used outside of these periods if the weather and road surface conditions make it necessary.
  • Driving licenses issued in an EU/EEA country remain valid in Norway for the duration of their original validity. Driving licences from most countries outside the EU/EEA can be used in Norway for up to three months.
  • When renting a car, it might be necessary to have possessed your driver's license for a minimum of one year.


Rental car companies

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