Far in the northern forests of Sweden, deep in the Arctic Circle, Pajala stands very close to the border with Finnish Lapland. It's a small town standing on the River Torneälven surrounded by typical sparsely-populated Lapland scenery, woods and fells, with huge differences between the seasons. Winter of course is severe and there will be snow and little daylight in mid-winter. Visitors hiring a car in Pajala can explore the scenery whatever the season. Luckily, the road follows the scenic river valley in both directions. Pajala airport is about six miles north east of the town. The main northern city of Kiruna is around two and a half hours drive away, a distance of just over 1 miles.
Hire a car in Pajala to fully explore the little town and its vicinity. After driving around the leafy streets around the town's Lutheran church and the vicar's old wooden house, try visiting the restored Kengis Foundry, a 17th-century iron works, for a glimpse of Norrbotten's industrial heritage. Swedes also like to tour the 19th-century house of one of their renowned historical figures Lars Levi Laestadius, a botanist who founded his own religious movement. A lively annual market in the town celebrates its traditional role as a border trading post. A more modern landmark is the local TV mast, one of the tallest structures in the whole of Sweden.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa 1000-1500, 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.