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Road Freight Shipping to NORWAY

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services Norway

Road freight to Norway is easy and straightforward when working with reputable experts like the team at Barrington Freight

  • Standard and Express Deliveries to Norway
  • Bespoke Size Solutions
  • Customs Clearance Support
  • Professional Experienced Team
  • Business-to-Business Deliveries
  • Shipping Services To & From Norway
  • Large & Small Consignments Delivered
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International Freight to Norway

We can ship a range of cargo either via full load, consolidated groupage, or express cargo to the whole of Scandinavia, including Norway. As experts in all aspects of shipping in Norway, our dedicated team is made up of specialists who know about getting commercial road freight packed and on its way fast. As such, you can rest assured that your consignment will arrive on time after being treated with the utmost care and attention. This attention to detail is even more critical in the post-Brexit trading environment when border and customs requirements are stricter and require more legal paperwork and compliance for goods to pass given that shipping from the UK to Norway by road typically means goods will enter the European Union en route.

It is worth underlining even though Norway is not a member state of the European Union. Regardless of this fact, Norway is a member of the European Economic Area so certain of the trading bloc’s rules about international shipments are relevant notwithstanding both the UK and Norway sitting outside of the EU today. Working with an experienced team that understands all of the rules means you can avoid problems that come with the various international regulations and cut through cross-channel delays to ensure that every B2B delivery to Norway from UK depots, factories and warehouses is handled professionally.

To get started simply give us a call 01268 525 444 or request an online shipping quote.

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  • Full load and groupage shipping.
  • Dedicated van courier to Norway option.
  • We maintain 24/7 contact with every vehicle, so you can always track your shipment and get regular updates.
  • BIFA membership and full liability insurance ensure safe and professional transport.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service, supported by glowing testimonials.
  • Help with custom clearance from the UK into Norway.
  • We can help shipping to Norway from UK and shipping to UK from Norway.
  • You will need an EORI number when shipping to Norway.

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Shipping to Norway from the UK

At Barrington Freight, we offer some of the cheapest road freight rates of any Norway freight forwarders in the UK. However, we would like to emphasise that you should not confuse our low pricing with low quality. Because we have deals with reliable shipping companies in Norway, it means we can provide outstanding services at more attractive price points than our competitors. We will always do our best to keep our clients’ shipping costs down. Given that we also offer such excellent service, it is no wonder we have so many regular customers who turn to us again and again for road freight services to and from Norway.

Please note that we do not just have local experience of the Norwegian road network in the south of the country where most UK exports are sent. We can also handle orders where shipping to Norway’s northern regions is called for. Therefore, if you have customers in Fauske, Narvik or even in the far north in places such as Mehamm or Skjervoy, we will be able to deliver dependable services. Talk to our operations team today about how you can make a success of exporting to Norway by road with our dependable UK-to-Norway shipping service.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to Norway

  • Euroliner lorry
  • HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle)
  • Roll-on/roll-off vans
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Double-crewed vans
  • 7.5 tonners
  • Sprinter vans
  • Luton vans
  • Tail lift vehicles
  • 18-tonne vans

We can source vehicles of any size that you need for your shipment to Norway.

Shipping Times From UK to Norway

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Norway?


Full-load transit jobs will typically take four days following a collection while our groupage rates are something that makes multiple shipments more affordable for many businesses. When you request a groupage shipment, expect your goods to be collected in the first week and delivered by the end of the second week. This effectively means that from the point of collection, the delivery will be completed within one week, streamlining the shipping process for efficiency and reliability.

Shipping from the UK to  Norway with a groupage service means being able to obtain our most favourable rates. Groupage is suitable for less urgent UK-to-Norway shipping requirements and will suit large companies as well as SMEs with commercial clients in the Scandinavian country.

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British exporters can get their goods out of the country to arrive with their Norwegian clients quickly thanks to Barrington Freight’s express freight service which typically takes three days following collection. Why opt for much more expensive air freight that is rarely that much quicker when you consider all of the ground handling requirements when our logistical operation is set up for fast and efficient deliveries to the country?  As members of the British International Freight Association, we have a trusted name that means express deliveries to Norway from the UK are handled professionally every time. With so much experience in the sector, why would you turn anywhere else?

Our nationwide fleet of drivers can be at your business premises within a matter of a few short hours for urgent shipments to Norway. We will come with a Sprinter van or a lorry to collect your goods and load up ready for the onward journey to Scandinavia. Once our driver has arrived in the country, he or she will drive to your customer with the most direct route possible. We can handle all pallet deliveries, skids and much more besides. If you want, we can also provide additional services, such as freight insurance, for any Norway delivery you need to make.


Customer Reviews

Needed Help getting an odd piece of machinery from the EU and got all the help I needed.
Simon Pool from Barrington freight was very helpful and door to door service to S.Korea was excellent, pick up and delivery services on time. I highly recommend Barrington Freight for air cargo services. Thank you Simon and the team! Kay
The team at Barrington where incredible at delivering our goods on-time despite the new Brexit regulations on goods being imported. We even didn't pay tax on the returning shipment coming back to German.
Brilliant service. Extremely helpful, and they supported us all the way through the process of transporting goods to mainland Europe, which for anyone who hasn't done that before can seem quite daunting. Would definitely recommend using this company.
Working with Barrington was brilliant. They really looked out for us, tackling our tough shipping/freight requirements keeping us informed at every stage of the process. Thank you
kept up to date with all progress, i know they had a particularly troubling time with import customs messing up paperwork but sorted all that out for me. highly reccomend will use again
Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
We are very satisfied, we would like to thank the team for this with an awesome rating! They handled the delivery of a very sensitive, valuable, gigantic pallet for us at a fair price and without any problems. I mean, out of 4 companies, only they were able to undertake it. Nothing is damaged! We recommend the company to everyone :)
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Norwegian Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT Norway

When shipping from Norway to UK destinations, managing customs declarations is essential. These declarations will include VAT notices. In Norway, businesses registered for VAT, known as “MVA” (Merverdiavgift), may have the option to zero-rate goods exported to the UK, provided they meet specific conditions. Norwegian VAT rules, although not governed by EU standards due to Norway’s EEA status, often align closely with EU directives. The standard VAT rate in Norway is 25%.


Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Norway
Standard taxable goods and services25%
Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. food items excluding alcoholic beverages)15%
Super Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. transport of some vehicles via ferry)12%
Special Reduced Rate goods and services (e.g. fishing supplies like raw fish)11.11%
Zero Rated products (e.g. exports of goods, newspapers)0%

Bear in mind the following restrictions on goods when arranging a Norway delivery to the UK:

  • Cultural and Historical Objects: Strict regulations apply to the export of Norwegian cultural and historical objects, including Viking relics, Sami handicrafts and ancient manuscripts, to preserve Norway’s rich heritage.
  • Fish and Seafood Products: Due to Norway’s extensive marine resources, there are stringent regulations on the export and import of fish and seafood, especially for protected species and to maintain sustainable fishing practices.
  • Outdoor and Camping Equipment Containing Gas: Given Norway’s vast wilderness areas and popular outdoor culture, there are some specific regulations on certain types of camping equipment, especially those containing gas, due to safety and environmental concerns.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Specific limitations and excise duties control the export and import of traditional Norwegian alcoholic beverages, such as Aquavit.
  • Oil and Gas Equipment: Due to Norway’s significant oil and gas industry, there are special regulations and export controls on related equipment and technologies to protect national interests and comply with international agreements.
EORI Number Norway

You will need an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) for the UK and any EU country you ship to and from alongside a range of other customs requirements. See our blog on what is an EORI Number? for more information.

Remember, too, that simply registering with HMRC as an importer of goods from Norway will not be sufficient – on its own – to be able to use Norwegian suppliers. 

Barrington Freight operates as a customs clearance agency as well as a team of expert freight forwarders, so we can help you with all of these matters if you need us to, whether you’re importing or exporting. We have the necessary licensing arrangements in place to oversee exported goods from the UK to Norway which has the same regulations in place as every other EU state. Therefore, we can help with multiple consignment deliveries that might include some in Norway and some in other countries, such as those in France, Spain or Belgium, for instance.

Shipping Routes to Norway from the UK

Here at Barrington Freight, we offer managed commercial shipping to Norway. This means that we specialise in the needs of British exporters who have commercial clients throughout the country and the wider Scandinavian region. Whether you want us to organise a road freight shipment to Norway and then proceed to Swedish or Finnish clients afterwards or you only have a sole customer in Oslo, for example, we are able to make a success of your logistical operation. With plenty of experience handling export goods to Bergen, Lillehammer and Kristiansand, among other locations, you can be sure that shipping from the UK to Norway with us will become much easier and, in most cases, more affordable, as well.

Regardless of the traffic or road conditions, our knowledge of Norway is unsurpassed and will quickly get your road freight to its Norwegian destination. Our door-to-door service is available for commercial freight to Norway, so there is a guarantee you can depend on secure and efficient handling at each end of the job. 

At Barrington Freight, we arrange shipping to Norway in the most rational way possible given the onward destination of the shipment. Typically, one of the following routes will be used:

Where is Norway Located?

It is located in Scandinavia, Northern Europe; it borders the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. It lies west of Sweden and has shorter borders with Finland and Russia in the north.

Direct Route to Bergen

    1. Start from a major UK port such as Newcastle and take a direct ferry to Bergen, Norway.
    2. This direct maritime route is ideal for avoiding extensive overland travel through Europe.
    3. Suitable for freight that requires a straightforward, sea-based journey to western Norway.

Route via Northern Denmark

    1. Travel from the UK to a port such as Harwich and take a ferry to Esbjerg or another Danish port in Northern Denmark.
    2. From Denmark, drive northwards, crossing the Danish peninsula on roads like the E45.
    3. Cross into Norway via the Øresund Bridge or a ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand, then continue on Norwegian roads, such as the E39.

Route via Sweden

    1. Begin the journey in the UK, taking a ferry from a port such as Hull to Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    2. Travel through the Netherlands and Germany, using roads like the A1 in Germany towards Denmark.
    3. Cross Denmark and enter Sweden over the Øresund Bridge.
    4. Drive through Sweden on major routes like the E6, crossing into Norway over the Svinesund Bridge.
Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Norway

Our transport options can accommodate even the most unique requests, whether they be UK and EU pallets and cargo or larger and strangely shaped products. Big or small, light or heavy, Barrington Freight is on hand to cater to all your freight needs at a competitive price.

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Barrington Freight Ltd,
Bowden House,
Luckyn Lane, Basildon,
Essex SS14 3AX