What is the campervan rental cost in Norway?
The price of a campervan rental in Norway is not as straightforward as you might expect it to be. Even though you got a seemingly good price at first, you might end up with a well-overpriced product at the end, with all the extra charges and fees that might be applied. So doing your research homework can save you lots of money.
With growing van-life popularity, a growing number of new camper-van rentals in Norway was imminent. Here is a small practical guide on how to navigate through sometimes confusing and unclear pricing of campervan rentals in Norway.
Generally speaking, the price of renting a campervan ranges anywhere between 100 € up to 300 € per night. Here is important, what you are getting for your money. In other words, what is included in the package and what do you have to pay for extra. That is the difference between budget deals and way too expensive, overpriced holidays.
The price of campervan rental in Norway and what do you pay for?
Let’s be clear, the price is the first thing everyone checks. However, be aware, there are differences in prices! You can come across two different pricing systems when searching for your perfect camper:
- Price with 25% VAT tax included
- Price without VAT. In this case, 25% VAT shows up at the checkout page. This is our case.
Take this into consideration, and always navigate through to the final checkout page, to get to the final quote on your campervan rental cost in Norway.
Most of the companies today offer insurance included in your rental. But did you know there are different kinds of it? Three types of car insurance in Norway are:
- Basic responsibility insurance – Statutory car insurance that covers damage to people, other people’s vehicles and property.
- Half Kasko – Protects you against incidents that are beyond your control, such as theft, rubble and roadside assistance.
- Full Kasko – Covers also damage to your own car, even when you are to blame.
It’s not important for you which of these packages the rental company pays for. The important fact for you is, what do you pay for. Find out what the insurance covers in your case.
Rental companies have often their own insurance packages that might include different things. Check it out!
There is a big difference between unlimited mileage and set mileage. Norway is huge and distances are great, this can pump up your cost exponentially when driving over allowed limits. To be free on your trip, look for unlimited mileage, so it doesn’t stress you. The good news is that probably each campervan rental company offers unlimited mileage.
Cleaning fees vary from place to place. Mandatory or voluntary and anything from 50 € to 200 €. Very few companies have cleaning included in the price. Read terms & conditions carefully. It is there for a reason.
At Benzini Campers one has two options. You can deliver the campervan in the same condition as you got it, so you clean it yourself. Or, you can pay the cleaning fee (750 kr) so you don’t spend the last hour of the trip cleaning.
Extra cost for delivery
Should you pick up or drop off camper at different locations, you probably gonna have to bear the extra charge for this. Keep this in mind, when budgeting your trip. Most of the companies don’t have the multicity option at all.
Tip: Benzini Campers offer free delivery to Oslo Airport (Torp) and Sandefjord city. Check out your flights to this low-cost airport and don’t let your campervan rental cost grow.
Young driver fees
Each and every campervan rental company has a different minimum age requirement. Some even charge extra for younger drivers. We can’t stress enough to read through Terms & Conditions carefully.
The minimum rental age at Benzini Campers is 19 years for campervans and 25 for trailers. Young driver fee applies from 19-25.
Tip: Use Ctrl+F to navigate easily in the Terms & Conditions document.
Many roads in Norway are subject to a toll system. Luckily, the passages are mostly registered automatically when driving through, so they’re easy to count. Bompengerkalkulator helps you to see how much toll will you pay from point A to point B.
There is also variation in how campervan rental companies in Norway deal with payment of the road tolls. They might want you to pay these in advance in the form of set prepayments and possibly with a service fee, or they simply give you a list of the passings after your trip. The second way, you only pay for what you use.
Use the above-linked calculator to have an overview of how much your trip can cost you on the tolls and make your own decision.
At Benzini Campers you only pay for what you pass 🙂
This is the fee you have to keep in mind before your arrival. It can be anything from 200€ -1600 €, that you need to pay as a guarantee when picking up your camper. This is of course refundable if you manage to return the car in one piece. The amount of the deposit is usually the same amount as the excess on your car’s Collision Damage Waiver and goes hand in hand with the insurance.
At Benzini Campers you can decrease the regular deposit value which is 10 000 kr to 5000 kr or 1500 kr by purchasing different insurance options.
Last but not least, this category can make a whole lot of difference to your final price of campervan rental. Here, we talk about all the extra equipment that some rentals include in their prices and some charge extra. Everything from camping chairs, table, linen, sleeping arrangements, towels, extra driver, gas bottles, coffee maker and more… You can get these free or pay extra. Go figure!
At Benzini Campers, you get all of mentioned above included (except towels). We believe you should be able to come just with a small backpack and have a full campervan experience possible.
When choosing your campervan rental company, our advice is to follow your gut feeling. Read a bit about each, look through their websites, check out Google reviews, that will give you a feedback from your fellow travellers. All of these should make your decision much easier, keeping you away from sour memories and unpleasant surprises.