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Gällivare lies at the northern end of the Inlandsbanan railway line, about 100 kilometres beyond the Arctic Circle in the Swedish province of Lapland. The main industries are mining and tourism, with the beautiful National Parks of Stora Sjöfallet, Sarek, Padjelanta and Muddus forming the UNESCO World Heritage site of Laponia.
Hire a car at Gällivare Airport and you can visit the famous ski resort of Dundret. Several World Cup skiing events have been held here, and from October to May you can choose from 11 slopes, a snow park and five kilometres of illuminated cross country track.
Nearby you can experience a traditional dog sledding tour at Sakajärvi, take a snowmobile safari at Linafallet, or go freshwater fishing at Nikkaluokta. Alternatively, you could find out about the local industry with a guided tour of Aitik, one of Europe's biggest mines, where they dig for copper, silver and gold.
One of the most spectacular sights in Laponia is the Northern Lights. Rent a car at Gällivare Airport and you can drive out to a secluded spot to enjoy the night sky. Or head north to visit the original Ice Hotel at Jukkasjärvi, carved from the ice of the Torne River.
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.