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Reflectors, lights and high visibility

A sculpture in the frozen fjord.

Today’s topic is one that everyone finds sexy and exciting: how to be more visible on your bike in the darker months of the year here in Oslo. Viking Biking has its own workshop, where we sell important safety features like reflectors and lights. In fact, under Norwegian law, every bike must have reflectors on the front and back as well as on the pedals, plus a white light on the front and a red light on the back. In addition, it is highly recommended to wear a high visibility reflector vest or band.

Days are short this time of year, with sunrise around 9:00 in the morning and sunset before 16:00 (4 pm). If you are commuting to and from work in the Oslo area, being highly visible is of the utmost importance. All of our winter bikes for rent and used on our Oslo Winter Highlights Bike Tour of course are up to the legal standard, but if your own bike is not please stop in for a chat so we can give you advice on being a safe cyclist in the winter.

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