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Renting a Car in Stavanger – A Scenic City of Culture
Stavanger is situated in the south of Norway and has many scenic attractions, including the world famous Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), which is renowned for having one of the most breath-taking views in the world. There are plenty of cultural places to visit, such as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger Art Museum and the Norwegian Canning Museum. Stavanger and its neighbouring city of Sandnes, 8 miles away, were designated the European Capital of Culture back in 2008. Stavanger also hosts the Gladmat Food Festival which takes places in July every year and here visitors can find an enormous range of food, from strange and unusual types of cuisine to familiar everyday food. In fact, the small city of only 128,000 people is gaining an international culinary reputation, with two Michelin-starred restaurants among its excellent range of eateries.
When to Visit
The temperature in Norway fluctuates according to region, and daylight hours vary vastly depending on the seasons. The south of Norway, where Stavanger is situated, is the warmest and the driest region in which to live or to visit. The famous northern lights phenomenon can usually only be seen in the North; however, occasionally they can be seen all over Norway. The warmest months to visit Stavanger are June to August when temperatures can reach up to 70℉, and days are more than 17 hours long. November to March sees temperatures of up to 40℉ and September to November and April to June see temperatures between 40 and 60℉.
Easy to Get Around
Stavanger is a university city, and, due to its layout, everything in the city center can be accessed on foot, making it an easy city to travel around in. The bus company Kolumbus offer a comprehensive network which covers Stavanger and Sandnes, and Kolumbus also operate passenger ferries which will take you to some of the smaller and more remote islands.
Car Rental Prices
When in Stavanger, the rates for renting a vehicle start from around $50 per day and can go up to $179 per day depending on the type vehicle that you choose. The cars can be picked up from either the airport or the city center and can be returned to a different place if necessary.
- Volkswagen Up or similar (mini class) – $34/day
- Ford Fiesta or similar (economy class) – $36/day
- Volkswagen Golf or similar (compact class) – $37/day
- BMW 2 Series or similar (intermediate class) – $41/day
- Volkswagen Passat or similar (standard class) – $47/day
Car Rental Savings
Car rentals vary greatly in Stavanger and how much you pay will vary greatly on where you go. Hiring a vehicle by the week is more economical, even if the period required is only a few days.
Car Hire Requirement
Most car hire companies have the following requirements:
- A passport is required to rent a car.
- You must have had a driving license for at least 1 year and the license must be for international use.
- You must be over the age of 19 to hire a car and 18 years or over to drive a car in Norway.
- You must carry on you at all times; proof of vehicle insurance, proof of civil liability insurance, your passport and your full driving license. You are liable for a fine from the police if any of these documents are missing.
- Vehicles should always be returned with a full tank of petrol otherwise usually the cost of filling up the tank plus an additional inconvenience charge will be charged to the person renting the car.
Norwegian Liability Insurance
Every driver must have liability insurance to be able to drive in Norway because it is a requirement by law and if you don’t have it then you shouldn’t be on the roads.
Tips and Regulations
- The local language is Norwegian, with Swedish and Danish spoken in the North.
- The currency is the Euro.
- Just like most of Europe, in Norway traffic drives on the right.
- The usual age to hire a car is 25-69.
- The toll system in Norway requires some pre-planning. Cars must be registered with the EPC which then enables you to drive in the Autopass lane. You will then be invoiced, which you can pay online when you return home. If you don’t register your vehicle the lease hire company will be charged, and they will then charge you extra. The charges vary depending on where you join the motorway and where you exit from the motorway.
- Ask the car hire company for a roadside assistance service number in case of mishaps.
- There is plenty of parking in Stavanger and much of it is free; pay close attention to whether there are charges in the area where you are parking.