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Alta car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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Alta car hire information

Pick-up locationAlta
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Hire locations18
Airport locations8

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Alta

  • Car hire in Alta is a convenient way to explore this northern Norwegian city and veer off the beaten track where public transport ends. Alta is a must-see destination that combines indigenous culture, fascinating sites and a solid mix of pop culture activity into one. Known for being a Northern Lights sighting area, the city boasts wonders such as prehistoric rock carvings in nature and the Rock Art Centre Museum UNESCO Heritage site. Book into Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and stay in an ice room, watch the annual dog sledding competition and more. While this winter wonderland offers incredible skiing and outdoor sports, summer is best for driving; the open road takes you to some beautiful destinations, easily reachable from the E6 highway, which runs through Norway.
  • The closest airport to collect your hire car from is Alta Airport (ALF), which is based only around 3.4 km (2 miles) away from the city. In the arrivals hall, just past baggage claim, you will find a wide selection of Alta car hire companies such as Avis, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, SIXT and Europcar. Ensure you book all the accessories you may need, such as a GPS navigation kit, snow tyres and child car seats.
  • When using car hire in Alta, you will need to take great care, as Norway has very strict road rules. The locals are respectful and patient drivers and you will enjoy well-maintained roads that are marked in Norwegian. The blood alcohol limit in Norway is an incredibly low 0.02%, compared to the UK’s 0.08%, so drink responsibly or better yet, get a designated driver on nights out. Keep headlights on both day and night and stay buckled up at all times behind the wheel. You will drive on the right-hand side of the road and get to enjoy the beautiful scenery while driving, particularly in summer, so always keep your eyes on the road.
  • Using car hire in Alta shouldn’t be challenging if you are visiting in the warmer months, as the weather tends to be sunny and clear. However, winter presents challenges if you are not used to driving in heavy snow. Ensure you get snow tyres or book an SUV that handles well, and always drive slowly. You will likely use a manual transmission car, as this is the standard in Norway. If you prefer an automatic, you will need to pre-book. There is no major traffic affecting the Alta area, as it is quite flat. Conversely, in rural areas, you will find more mountains, which often come with wind and occasionally roaming animals. With a GPS, you should find driving in Alta to be a pleasure.
  • Book your car hire in Alta at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Alta are around 2% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Alta

  • How much is the price of fuel in Alta?

    The average price of fuel in Alta is R145,29 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 743 and R2 325, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Alta?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alta.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Alta?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Alta?

    An Economy car hire in Alta costs R1 867 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Alta?

    An Intermediate car hire in Alta costs R2 160 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Alta?

    A Compact car hire in Alta costs R1 507 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Alta?

    Alta is a very new area and has quite a modern infrastructure, making roads quite accommodating for larger cars. This is convenient in winter months when you may want to hire a high-performance vehicle to help with snowy roads. SUVs are great when enjoying Norwegian road trips and can power through almost any weather. If you are planning on staying local and only visiting in the summer, then a compact economy vehicle will be a fuel-saving convenience that handles the roads perfectly.

  • What is the speed limit in Alta?

    When driving in Alta, always observe the speed limit. It will be marked in kilometres and restricted to 30 km/h (19 mph) in residential areas, about 50 km/h (31 mph) in the city, 90 km/h (56 mph) on two-lane roads and 110 km/h (62 mph) on the motorways. Be mindful that the city has many speed cameras to look out for.

  • Where are the best places to park in Alta?

    Parking in Alta should not present any major issues, as there are many car parks that are open, free and accessible to all. The city allows free parking on many of the streets, and for the most part, you will find places like Løkkeveien Parkering and Leiebil Parkering offering free spots. When you come across paid car parks, you will find the prices start at about kr 30-60 (£2.25-4.45) per hour, rising incrementally with time.  

Alta car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

7,4

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Alta

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Alta Lufthavn

+47 993 00 110

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:30 - 23:00

Kleggveien 3

+47 993 00 110

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00

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6,8 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Price was about 100 usd more from quote given by Kayak

1 out of 1

Budget

5,2

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Alta

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Altagaardsskogen 32

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00

Betongveien 3

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00

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Avis

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

3 locations in Alta

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Altagaardsskogen 32

+47 908 40 672

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday11:00 - 23:00

Betongveien 3

+47 908 40 672

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday11:00 - 23:00

Skiferveien 4

Monday08:00 - 23:0004:00 - 04:15
Tuesday04:00 - 04:1508:00 - 23:00
Wednesday04:00 - 04:1508:00 - 23:00
Thursday04:00 - 04:1508:00 - 23:00
Friday04:00 - 04:1508:00 - 23:00
Saturday04:00 - 04:15
Sunday04:00 - 04:15

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Hertz

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Alta

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Altagaardskogen 32

+47 911 38 753

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00

Bjoern Wirkolasvei 11

+47 911 38 753

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00

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Europcar

8,6

Very Good

No reviews available

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3 locations in Alta

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Europcar / Alta Bilvask Og Bilpleie

+47 4125 7208

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Europcar Knutsen Drift AS

Opening times not available

Europcar/alta Motor As

+47 7844 4050

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keddy by Europcar

No score available yet

3 locations in Alta

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Altagårdsskogen

Opening times not available

Europcar / Alta Bilvask Og Bilpleie

+47 4546 7799

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00

Europcar/Alta Motor As

+47 7844 4050

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Alta

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Europcar/Knutsen Drift AS

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Alta

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Bjoern Wirkolasvei 11

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One traveller who hired a car in Alta gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

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