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This small single-runway airfield serves as a lifeline for the remote Arctic community of Kirkenes in the far north east of Norway. Hoybuktmoen Airport is nine miles to the west of the small harbour town. In the summer, the airport is a popular destination for tourists flying to join Hurtigruten coastal cruise ships at Kirkenes. If you collect a hire car at the airport you'll find the vital E6 Norwegian north-south spine road conveniently passes by the entrance. This marathon highway is close to its end point at the town of Kirkenes. You can drive along it to reach the town via a bridge crossing over an inlet of the Barents Sea.
If you hire a car at Kirkenes Airport you can easily tour the town of Kirkenes, standing 250 miles within the Arctic Circle. Even this far north there are exciting sights to see, including the Border Area Museum of local history, and the regular markets held in the main square. Visitors can also take tours of the bunker built under the square to protect residents during World War Two invasions. Popular day trips from here head to the Varangerhalvoya National Park and Vardo, where the bleak Arctic landscape is broken by a solitary tree, which is protectively wrapped up every winter.
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.