The city of Tromsø stands on an island at the far north of Norway, more than 1, miles from Oslo. The island of Tromsøya is 22 miles within the Arctic Circle. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge and tunnel and Tromsø Airport is on the west side of the island about two miles from the city centre. Hire a car in Tromsø to explore nearby attractions like the polar zoo at Bardu, the pretty fishing village of Hella and the Profil glass design studio. The surrounding land- and seascapes are dramatic enough to reward a tour in any direction too
It's easiest to explore when you hire a car in Tromsø. You'll see that there are dozens of historic wooden houses, although the modern 'Arctic Cathedral' church is the most distinctive landmark. The city's attractions include the free Arctic-Alpine Botanic Gardens run by the University and the city museum in a grand 19th-century building. The Polar Museum in the old quayside Customs House and the modern Polaria Experience Centre further along the waterfront are popular destinations too. A cable car can take you to the top of Mount Storsteinen for the views, which are especially memorable during the Midnight Sun, with an opportunity to see the Northern Lights.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1600, Sa-Su 1000-1500
Address: Fridtjof Nansensplass 3C
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-2200, Sa 1000-1500, Su 1000-2200
Address: Tromsoe Lufthavn Langnes
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.