How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Oslo

How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Oslo – Rules, Costs, And Providers

In Norway, an electric scooter is called an el-sparkesykler. The electric scooter has been part of the Norwegian street scene for several years. And these two-wheelers can also be used by tourists in Oslo.

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 streets of Oslo. We’ll explain how you can use this yourself in this article.

The rules for using an e-scooter in Oslo

As a driver of an e-scooter follow the same rules as cyclists. To make safe use of these electric two-wheelers, the following rules apply:

  • There is no driving license requirement;
  • Under Norwegian law, there is no minimum age for using an e-scooter;
  • The use of a helmet is not mandatory, but is advised;
  • You use the bicycle path if there is one and otherwise the road;
  • You may drive in a quiet pedestrian area or on the sidewalk if you do not disturb people;
  • You are not allowed to ride an e-scooter under the influence of alcohol.

NB: to prevent nuisance in the city you can’t rent a scooter between 23:00 and 05:00.

How to rent an e-scooter as a tourist in Oslo

There are no local rental companies in Oslo where you can rent your own e-scooter. You can easily use a shared rental scooter. You can find these vehicles all over the streets in Oslo and activate them using an app. This works as follows:


Download app

Download the mobile app from one of the active providers in Oslo. See below which providers are active.

Add payment method

Create an account and link a payment method. Most providers accept payments via credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Locate vehicle

View in the app where the nearest shared scooter is located.

Unlock sharing scooter

Unlock the scooter by scanning the QR code on the handlebar via the app. You are now ready to drive off.

Close ride

After the ride you park the vehicle in the designated zone. End the ride via the app and you will receive an overview of the costs incurred.

Which electric scooter apps are active in Oslo

There are five providers active in Oslo: Bird, Bolt, Lime, Tier, and Voi. Each provider has its own app and other costs:


Cost: €1 for unlocking and €0.20 per minute for use



Cost:no costs for unlocking and €0.15 per minute for use



Cost: €1 for unlocking and €0.20 per minute for use



Cost: €1 for unlocking and €0.20 per minute for use



Cost: €1 for unlocking and €0.20 per minute for use


Take advantage of free rides

Every provider makes it possible for new drivers to benefit from free rides. In the mobile app, you will find unique referral codes that you can share with friends.

Are you going out with several people? Then share this personal code with each other before the first ride and enjoy free credit in the following way:

TIER app referral Code

Must see places in Oslo on an E-scooter

Oslo’s Harbor Promenade

Oslo’s Harbor Promenade (Havnepromenaden) connects the city from east to west along a nine-kilometer waterfront route.

The Harbor Promenade runs past some of Norway’s most famous buildings and is the ideal route for anyone wanting to do some sightseeing from the comfort of their own home.

Over a distance of nine kilometers, you can feast your eyes on everything from famous museums and historical buildings to modern landmarks such as the Opera House, the Astrup Fearnley Museum, and Bjørvika Barcode, an area with twelve skyscrapers of different heights and widths.

But beware: your appetite will also be stimulated here. During your trip along the promenade, you will be treated to the delicious smells of fresh, local food from some of Oslo’s most exciting restaurants. You are sure to find a culinary retreat that fits your budget.

Start/end: ​​Kongshavn at the mouth of the Alnaelvaririver/Frognerkilen
Distance: 9 kilometers

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