The Norwegian archipelago of Vesterålen, in the northwest of the Scandinavian country is where you'll find the town of Sortland. Having been little more than a transfer point for those travelling across the mountainous regions in the past, now Sortland's quirky personality comes through with just a glace; The Blue City was made that way by a notable inhabitant with gallons of paint ready to add some personality.
Hire a car in Sortland and you can see for yourself just what lends the town its own unique qualities - from the unusual architecture to the stunning sights visible in the night sky; aurora borealis.
Due to Sortland's place above the Arctic Circle, during a month in the summer the sun does not go down - and conversely for a month during the winter, it does not come up. This is when you'll get the best view of the Northern Lights; solar storms dancing in the sky as humongous natural light displays - truly a sight to behold if you're in the region.
Hire a car in Sortland and the islands of the Vesterålen are easily accessible by bridge, as is the Norwegian mainland. Capital Oslo is a good few hours away but well worth the trip for its tourist attractions and great food.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1600, Sa-Su on request.
Address: Stokkmarknes-Skagen Airport
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-160, Sa-Su on request
Address: Vesteraalsgata 41
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.