If you hire a car in the harbour city of Porsgrunn, you'll soon find it stands just inland from the Norwegian south coast. The city is joined to its neighbouring community of Skien and together they form the country's seventh largest urban area. The surrounding Grenland area combines coastal fjords, lakes and rivers with forests, farmland and small communities. The tourist highlights of the area include Ibsen's childhood home on a farm near Skien and the historic wooden buildings in the pretty coastal village of Brevik. There's a small airport near Skien. Geiteryggen Airport is seven miles north of Porsgrunn.
Porsgrunn is just over two miles from the Skagerrak and stands where the Skien River flows into a fjord. It's an industrial city but the location helps give it attractive panoramas. Visitors who hire a car in Porsgrunn will be able to see the attractive buildings and monuments along the riverbank, like the grand 100-year-old city hall and 19th century porcelain factory that offers a café, shop and tours. The city centre also has plenty of riverside places to eat and drink plus an extensive shopping mall. Nearby is the Bymuseum, featuring local history, and the Sjøfartsmuseum, with displays of shipping and boats.
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.