Bodø is a major hub for the northern half of Norway. It stands surrounded by sea, on a peninsular just inside the Arctic Circle, 34 miles south of Tromsø, 87 miles north of Bergen. Hire a car in Bodø to tour the unspoilt surrounding area of fjords, lakes, forests, mountains and islands. There are plenty of lighthouses and bridges to see. Other highlights include the pretty old waterside village of Kjerringøy, the wildlife and landscapes of Sjunkhatten National Park and the Nordland University, which is six miles to the east. The narrows at Saltstraumen, 2 miles south, create the world's strongest tidal currents with spectacular whirlpools and powerful water flows.
The town was destroyed by German bombing during the war and has been completely rebuilt, including its modern cathedral. Bodø is now a compact town filling the end of a narrow headland with its harbour, railway terminal and airport all within walking distance. Visitors who hire a car however, can easily tour all the attractions of the area, including the beaches at Mjelle and Paradise Bay, the regional City Nord shopping centre and impressive museums of aviation and local history. The historic 13th-century Bodin church on the outskirts is a rare glimpse of old Bodø.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-2130, Sa 0900-1300, Su 1700-2130
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1600, Sa-Su on request
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.