The village of Sunndalsøra stands at the head of the long winding Sunndalsfjorden and at the mouth of the River Driva. It's a remote spot in the heart of Norway's fjord region so the only route inland is back down the Driva valley, where the Rv7 leads to Oppdal. Visitors who hire a car in Sunndalsøra however can explore some amazing scenery. Spectacular roads lead further out through the mountains and inlets towards the North Sea coast. Highlights of the area include the fabulous mountain valley of Innderdalen, the dramatic gorge at Grødalen where four waterfalls cascade down the mountains, and the Leikvin open-air rural heritage museum and gardens.
Sunndalsøra occupies a spectacular spot framed by the steep slopes of snow-capped mountains reaching to over 5,000ft. To some extent the town is dominated by the state-of-the-art aluminium plant on the edge of the fjord, but there are attractions to see too. If you hire a car be sure to visit the pretty green-spired village church, the arts centre, and the shops, cafes and restaurants designed to cater for a wide catchment area; there's even a small golf course. Other tourist highlights include fishing for salmon on the Driva River, climbing, trekking and boat trips along the fjord.
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.