Harstad car hire

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Harstad car hire information

Pick-up locationHarstad
Car types
Hire locations10
Airport locations1

Cheap car hire in Harstad

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Harstad

  • Anyone who plans on exploring the region around the city should consider booking car hire in Harstad. Making trips using public transport often takes significantly longer than driving yourself. Harstad is located on the island of Hinnøya, which makes a great gateway to the Lofoten islands including Lofoten, Tromsø and Vesterålen. The roads outside of the towns and cities are usually quiet and you can take in the scenery at your own pace. You can drive to Vesterålen in around 1h 45min. Tromsø and Lofoten are longer road trips, taking around 4h 30min in total, with plenty of places to stop along the way.
  • The closest airport to Harstad is the Harstad Evenes Airport (EVE). It is an international airport, so it’s likely that this is where you’ll arrive if Harstad is your first stop in Norway. After you’ve collected your baggage, follow the signs to the car hire desks, where you’ll find desks for companies like Enterprise, Alamo and National. Once you’ve picked up your car, it will take around 40 minutes to drive into town. If you prefer to book car hire in Harstad itself, you can take the bus into town from the airport. It takes around 50 minutes.
  • You may want to take your Harstad hire car onto a car ferry during your trip. Just make sure to ask your Harstad car hire provider first. Some may not allow it, and others might require additional insurance. As car ferries are quite common in Norway, it’s quite common for car hire companies to allow this. In fact, your vehicle should come equipped with an Autopass tag that you can use to pay for both toll roads and car ferries.
  • If you’re visiting Harstad in the winter months, you can expect to encounter snow. Snow tyres are mandatory in Norway from the 1st of November to the first Sunday after Easter Monday. If you’re visiting just outside this period you can still book winter tyres, and you can ask the company you’ve chosen for car hire in Harstad if you’re not sure if you’ll need them. The good news is that Norway knows how to deal with snow, so traffic isn’t usually too heavily impacted. There may be road closures, so it’s a good idea to get up-to-date information before embarking on a journey. If your car has been parked outdoors during snowfall, remember to clear your licence plate and headlights of snow before you start driving.
  • Book your car hire in Harstad at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury car hire in Harstad are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Harstad

  • How much is the price of fuel in Harstad?

    The average price of fuel in Harstad is R149,25 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 791 and R2 388, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Harstad?

    Luxury (Volkswagen Multivan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Harstad.

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

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

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Harstad?

    A Luxury car hire in Harstad costs R1 111 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Harstad costs R2 430 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Harstad?

    A Mini car hire in Harstad costs R1 836 per day, on average.

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

    If you plan on sticking to small towns during your trip, then a smaller vehicle will likely be useful. You’ll be able to navigate narrow roads and parking will be easier to find. A four-wheel drive may be useful if you plan on driving into the mountains, but in snowy conditions the most important thing is that your vehicle is equipped with winter tyres. A front-wheel drive is also generally better than a back-wheel drive.

  • What’s the speed limit in Harstad?

    The limit in built-up places in Harstad is often 50 km/h (around 30mph) but it will likely drop to 30 km/h (about 18 mph) in residential areas. Outside cities, you can generally drive up to 60 km/h (roughly 37 mph) on major roads in cities, and 70 km/h (around 43 mph) on rural roads. On motorways, the limit is often between 100 km/h (about 62 mph) and 110 km/h (approximately 68 mph). Remember that if you get a speeding fine, your Harstad car hire company will often also charge you an additional fee.

  • Where are the best places to park in Harstad?

    Trekanten Car Park is a good car park in Harstad if you’re looking for covered parking or if you need electric charging. The Strandgata 17 car park is another useful, uncovered car park just off the main road in Harstad. Both car parks cost around 26 NOK (roughly 2 GBP) for an hour.  

Harstad car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

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Storgata 23

+47 9008 2228

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Tordenskjoldsgate 11

+47 9008 2228

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Verkstedveien 9

+47 900 82 228

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Sunnycars

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Harstad/Narvik lufthavn, Evenes

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Storgata 23

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Avis

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Storgata 24

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Storgata 24

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Samagata 33

+47 915 02 847

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Europcar

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Europcar/johnsen Bilutleie As

+47 7701 8610

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keddy by Europcar

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Europcar/Johnsen Bilutleie As- Samagaten 33

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