How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Norway – Rules, Costs, And Providers!
The electric scooter has been part of the Norwegian street scene for several years now. These two-wheelers can also be used by tourists. With the help of a mobile app, you can easily spot all e-scooters in your area. Scan the QR code and zoom through the Norwegian streets.
How exactly does it work and which rules do you have to adhere to? You read it here.
- How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Norway – Rules, Costs, And Providers!
The rules for using an e-scooter in Norway
The Norwegian translation of electric scooter is “el-sparkesykler”. As a driver of an e-step, you follow the same rules as cyclists. To use these electric two-wheelers safely, the following rules apply
- There is no requirement for a driver’s license;
- According to Norwegian law, there is no minimum age to use an e-scooter. Please note: some share scooter providers do communicate a minimum age in their terms and conditions;
- The use of a helmet is not mandatory, but it is recommended;
- You use the bike lane if it is available and otherwise the roadway;
- You may drive in a quiet pedestrian area or on the sidewalk if you do not disturb people;
- You are not allowed to ride the e-scooter under the influence of alcohol.
How do you use an e-scooter in Norway as a tourist?
Example: Bird app
In several Norwegian cities you have the option to use an electric scooter. Easily find and unlock an e-scooter with the respective provider’s mobile app. This is how it works:
Download the app Download the mobile app from one of the active providers (see below which providers are active in Norway).
Create an account Create an account and link a payment method. Most providers accept payments via credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
3. Find an e-step near you
Check in the app where the nearest e-step is located. In the app, you can also see the scooter’s battery percentage.
4. Unlock the vehicle
Scan the QR code on the scooter to unlock the vehicle and start your ride.
5. Park the scooter.
Done with the ride? Check in the app where the nearest return location is and put the scooter back where it will not affect anyone.
6. End the ride
You end the ride by using the app. You will then see an overview of the route taken and the costs of your ride.
Which scooter share providers are active in Norway?
Every city or municipality has its own agreements with shared scooter providers. The largest providers in
|Bergen||Bird, Bolt, Tier, Voi|
|Lillestrøm||Bolt, Tier, Voi|
|Oslo||Bird, Bolt: areNorway Tier, Voi|
What are the costs to rent an electric scooter in Norway?
The costs for using a partial scooter for each provider are made up of a starting rate and a rate per minute. The amount of the costs may differ per provider.
On average, you pay a starting fee of €1 to unlock the e-step. After that, you pay € 0.15 per minute for the use of the scooter. If you make a 10-minute ride, you pay €2.50.
Tip: take advantage of free rides
To get on the road even cheaper, most providers offer you the chance to take advantage of free rides. In the mobile app, you get access to a unique ‘referral code’. You share this personal code with someone who also wants to use a shared scooter.
Are you going to explore Norway with several people? Then take advantage of free rides in this way:
Example: Tier app