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The international airport at Alta stands on the shore of the Altafjord in the far north of Norway, deep inside the Arctic Circle. This single-runway airfield has a modern terminal building and is right alongside the Elvebakken district of Alta. The rest of the city spreads along the shoreline. Visitors who pick up a hire car at Alta Airport find the road links are very good. The key E6 trunk road, Norway's main north-south route, leads right past the airport entrance. Or take the Rv93 road and head to Sweden.
Alta stands at the mouth of the River Altaelva, which runs through gorges and forests containing some of Norway's most popular salmon fishing spots. That's the sort of activity that attracts visitors to the largest settlement in the scenic but sparsely-populated Finnmark district. Alta is one of the world's most northern cities; it's main visitor attraction is the ancient rock carvings of hunting scenes at Hjemmelavet World Heritage Site. Tourists visiting Alta usually embark on outdoor activities available there – snowmobile safaris have become hugely popular, as have dog sledding and riding on reindeer sleighs.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.