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Why rent a car in Oslo??

Oslo, capital of Norway, is a city of green spaces, skyscraper-studded skylines and an idyllic waterfront. Oslo has many great museums and outdoor activities to enjoy. It’s also an ideal destination for exploring the surrounding forests, lakes and hills by hire car, plus the Norwegian Fjords and destinations like Drammen,Lillehammer,Malung and Gothenburg.

How to get to and around Oslo?

If you’re arriving at Oslo Airport then it’s a 49-mile drive by rental car into the city. En-route you could take a detour via the E6 and Rv120 to visit the tranquil Oyeren lake, which has more fish species than any other in Norway.

What brands are available?

There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Thrifty, Hertz and Avis. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and shuttle services to your rental car.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Oslo

Oslo is rich in museums, nature and nightlife, making it the perfect city to explore by day and relax in by evening. The Viking Ship Museum showcases Oslo’s maritime history, the Fram Museum charts Norwegian polar expeditions, and The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design includes the iconic painting The Scream by Edvard Munch. Quirkier attractions include the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, The Mini Bottle Gallery and The Norwegian Museum of Magic. In the evenings, the Karl Johan area has many bars to choose from and is always buzzing.

The sky resort town of Lillehammer lies in southern Norway and is a 114-mile drive from Oslo via the E6. The town was the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics and includes a chairlift with amazing views over the mountains. Activities include hiking, cycling, horse riding and skiing.

The Norwegian fjords are searing aquamarine inlets of water set in high cliffs and forged over millions of years of glacial erosion. There are over 1000 fjords in Western Norway and they are almost unreal in their beauty. Driving distances to different fjords vary but in general, it will take around a 7 to 8-hour journey from Oslo by hire car to reach the region.

Tips and tricks for driving in Oslo

Oslo and Norway are great to explore by hire car as Norwegian traffic is known for being some of the safest in the world. Bear in mind that in Oslo, traffic can be dense during the morning, afternoon and weekend rushes, so give yourself plenty of time to get to your planned destinations. Note that traffic rules are strictly enforced in Norway and police are quick to give fines, so make sure you’re familiar with the country’s driving rules. Always keep an eye on local area speed limits. Take care when driving in mountainous regions in winter.

Ready to plan your Oslo city break? city break?

Feeling inspired to explore Oslo and the rest of Norway? Check out this City Guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.

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FAQs for car hire in Oslo

What’s the best price car rental in Oslo?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £41 in Oslo.

What’s the average car rental price in Oslo?

On average, car rentals in Oslo are £49.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Oslo?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Oslo?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.