The town of Askim grew up as strategic crossing on Norway's longest river, the Glomma, located in the south west of the country. Today three dam complexes on the river provide hydro-electric power, meaning Askim is an important centre for energy production in Norway.
Visitors who hire a car in Askim will soon find that the four-lane E18 highway passes the outskirts of the town as it heads from Oslo to Sweden. The area around Askim is easy to explore by car. Highlights include the lakes and rivers, with great spots for canoeing, fishing and boating.
Hire a car in Askim to make the most of this stunning town. It's interesting to visit the spectacular dams on the River Glomma - at some of them you can cross the dam, at other you can walk on special footpaths round the dam. There's more industrial interest at the old Roman nickel mines at Kykkelsrud on the outskirts of Askim. They are now open to the public for tours. It's a town bursting with sporting opportunities, including fishing on the Glomma and hiking in the trail network through the local woods. Sporting facilities in the town include a golf course and the Østfoldbadet waterpark complete with a wavepool - it's one of Norway's biggest and best.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1600, Sa-Su closed.
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.