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Car Shipping to Norway

If you're looking to ship a car to Norway from the USA, it's a fairly straightforward process as long as you make sure that you have all the documentation, give yourself enough time and ensure that your car is eligible for shipping.


shipping white corvette to norway

Regarding the actual process, you will have a few options when it comes to transporting your vehicle. Each of the methods vary in terms of the overall costs, availability and estimated shipping timeframes.

The two main service options include:
1) Containerized vehicle shipping
2) Roll On Roll Off

Furthermore, with our container car shipping services, wehave options for both shared and sole use containters

Moving a Vehicle to Norway via Container

Moving your vehicle to Norway with this option is recommended as it adds extra protection during transit. We offer consolidated container shipping via Oslo to all major Norwegian destinations including:

  • Bergen
  • Stavanger
  • Trondheim
  • Fredrikstad
  • Drammen
  • Porsgrunn
  • Kristiansand

*Consolidated services refer to larger containers with multiple vehicles rather than just one.

Roll On Roll Off

RO/RO is also an option when considering larger vehicles and oversized trucks. The main port for this shipping method is in Oslo.

If you are interested in this particular service and would like more information. Contact one of our representatives and they can work on getting you a customized quotation.

Things to Know Before Shipping a Car to Norway

Shipping any vehicle to Norway requires that the country's safety and emissions standards be met prior to your car being registered and driven in the country.

  1. It's recommended that persons consolidate the Norwegian Public Roads Administration first to determine what mechanical requirements the vehicle will be subject to prior to registration.
  2. After arriving in the country, you have 1 to 3 days to report to the local Customs and Excise office.
  3. The NPRA requires inspection at one of its traffic services offices of all second-hand imported vehicles

VAT, Tax and Import Duties

The value added tax for imported automobiles is 25%. The percentage is based on the customs value. This number is calculated as follows: Customs value = purchase price + freight costs + insurance costs to the Norwegian border.

There are certain scenarios which allow you to ship your car and not have to pay taxes or duties as long as your stay will be shorter than 1 year.

For more information, visit the customs section on importing your vehicle to Norway.

Interesting Facts

  1. Norway prohibits cars being advertised as environmentally friendly!
  2. The country has voted against membership in the EU several times, but has implemented more EU directives than any other EU member state.
  3. Even though the country is one of the top oil producers in the world, gas is more expensive in Norway than almost anywhere.
  4. Beware of vacationing in Norway during August. Shops and restaurant services almost come to a stop during this month as they are on vacation.

Interested in finding out the cost to ship a car to Norway? Contact one of our specialist today or fill out our quick quote form below!


Written by Damien Shields

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