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Gällivare's railway station stands on the Centralplan Square in the city facing towards the centre, which is two blocks further north. Just behind the railway tracks is the Gällivare River. The most noticeable feature of this impressive station is that it is made of wood in the style of a winter chalet. It serves as the terminus for Sweden's ‘Inlandsbanan' that runs from Kristinehamn 1,000 miles south. Travellers who arrange to collect a hire car at Gällivare Station can easily drive into the grid of streets around the old centre or join the E45 highway that passes within a few hundred yards.
Using a hire car from the station, visitors can easily reach the main attraction of the area: the Dundret ski resort. This is a popular winter destination with six ski lifts, ten slopes and a hotel. Gällivare lies 60 miles within the Arctic Circle in Sweden's Lapland and the surrounding area has long been a centre for iron ore mining. Further to the west however, the landscape is very protected. The Muddus National Park is a vast wilderness of spectacular river rapids plunging through ancient rocky forests. Such is its beauty as part of the mountainous Laponian area, in the 1990s it was designated an UNESCO World Heritage site.
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.