wegennet scandinavie transport

Everything you need to know for transport to Scandinavia

When planning a transport to Scandinavia, it is smart to prepare well. National regulations, but also local laws could hinder your successful transport. To help you get started, below you will find the most important rules regarding transport to and from Scandinavia.


What the speed limit for trucks in Scandinavia


The speed that may be driven inside and outside built-up areas increases fairly equally.

Road network Denmark

Within built-up areas 50 and outside built-up areas 70 kilometers per hour. On the highway you are allowed to drive at a speed of 80 km/h. 

Road network Finland

Within built-up areas 50 kilometers per hour. Outside there is a speed limit of 80 km/h.

Road network Norway

Within built-up areas you can drive 50 km/h and outside built-up areas and on the highway you have a speed limit of 80 km/h.

Road network Sweden

Within built-up areas the speed limit is 50. Outside built-up areas the maximum speed is 80 km/h.


Which junctions are very busy?


The crowds at junctions naturally vary by season and country. However, every country has its fixed bottlenecks in the road network.

Road network Denmark

  • 16 Copenhagen – Hillerød
  • 21 Copenhagen – Roskilde
  • 181,E20 Copenhagen – Kolding
  • E45 Kolding – Århus
  • E47 Copenhagen – Helsingør
  • M3 Ring Copenhagen

Road network Finland

  • Helsinki Ring Road, Kehä I and III
  • Major highways from Helsinki and Tampere
  • Around Turku, Kuopio and Oulu

Road network Norway

  • E6 Oslo – Lillehammar
  • E18 Oslo – Kristiansand
  • E39 towards Stavanger
  • Rv9 towards Haukelifjell
  • Border crossing E6 Oslo – Gothenburg

Road network Sweden

  • E18 Stockholm – Enköping
  • E22 Norrköping – Kalmar – Öland
  • Road 70
  • Border crossings with Finland: Tornio/Haparande
  • Norway: E6 Oslo-Gothenburg near Svinesund


Where can you find the toll roads?


In Finland you pay no toll and in Denmark you have to pay toll for three bridges;

  • The Great Belt Bridge
  • The Øresund Bridge
  • The Crown Princess Mary Bridge

In Norway you pay city tolls in the big cities, in the mountains a toll may be charged if the air is polluted. You also pay tolls on 5 roads;

  • 118 Svinesundsforbindelsen
  • 107 Jondalstunnelen
  • 45 Gjesdal
  • 33 Skreifjella –Totenvika
  • E6 Svinesundsforbindelsen

In Sweden you pay congestion tax in Stockholm and Gothenburg and you also pay tolls for three bridges:

  • The Svinesund Bridge
  • Motala bridge
  • The Sundsvall Bridge


What tire obligations apply to Scandinavia?


In summer there are no additional tire rules for driving in Scandinavia. However, you are expected to ensure that your vehicle is equipped with tires in good condition. In winter, different rules apply per country. For example, Denmark and Finland have no obligations regarding winter tires. In Finland, studded tires may be used in the period from November 1 to March 31. Winter tires are recommended for both countries.

In Norway, winter tires are mandatory for a vehicle heavier than 3.5 tons on all wheels of the vehicle and trailer. Winter tires are mandatory between November 15 and March 31. In Sweden, winter tires are mandatory on all axles in wintery weather from December 1 to March 31.