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    Car hire at Tromso Airport - For a True Arctic Adventure

    Situated on the western edge of Tromsova Island in the far north of Norway, Tromso Airport has become the established gateway to the Arctic due to its unique location more than 200 miles north of the polar circle. Officially known as Tromsø Airport Langnes (Langnes being the name of the city suburb where it is located), it’s conveniently situated just four miles from Tromso city centre. Relatively small but very modern, it's a growing air transport hub currently served by flights from many major cities all over Europe, including London, Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki, as well as around a dozen daily flights to and from the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

    Surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands of all shapes and sizes, the city of Tromso itself is a great surprise for most visitors, as it’s far from being the remote and very snowy wilderness some people expect. In fact, it’s very much the opposite. In Tromso you’ll find art, history, lots of Arctic culture, innovative cuisine and a bustling night-life and café/bar scene all over town. Plus, it’s within easy reach of some of the most mountain spectacular scenery imaginable, much of which is clearly visible from Tromso itself.

    Between the last weeks of May and July, the sun shines over Tromso day and night to produce one single day lasting some 1,600 hours in total, offering visitors as much sightseeing potential as they could possibly need! Another rare phenomenon is the natural light show known as the aurora borealis (or Northern Lights) which regularly dance across the night sky from September through April, attracting thousands of spectators (and photographers) from all over the world.

    With a car hire at Tromso Airport you can immerse yourself in the mesmerising Arctic lanscapes, the best of which are located within a three-hour radius of the city, such as the island paradises of Sommarøy, Kvaløya and Senja where you can experience first-hand the unique coastal culture of the Arctic fishing communities. You can also go skiing in the spectacular Lyngen Alps or try some ice-fishing and reindeer-sledding before visiting the region’s famous Polar Park to see the wolves and other amazing local wildlife. You can also enjoy an extended international road-trip by crossing the border to visit the northern parts of both Finland and Sweden as part of your northern European adventure!

    Book your car online with Auto Europe today and start planning a fascinating trip to the northernmost tip of the continent. You’re guaranteed the very best car rental deals in Norway when searching for your preferred vehicle and supplier combination through Auto Europe's state-of-the-art booking engine. Furthermore, if you need any help making the right choice, don’t hesitate to call our reservation specialists on +44 123 3225 114 who are available seven days a week and always happy to help. Please consult our Norway Driving Guide for more information on local age restrictions, driving distances, road rules, motorway tolls, etc.

    Auto Europe has been a leading car hire broker since 1954, providing travellers with a reliable low-cost vehicle rental service at more than 24,000 locations in over 180 countries worldwide. By collaborating with all the top global car hire providers, including Europcar, Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Budget and Alamo, we always provide the best type of car whatever the location, and always at the cheapest price.

    Airport Information

    First established in the 1930s, Tromso Airport was taken over by the German Luftwaffe during World War II, after which a new seaplane service was established in 1946. Demand increased and the new airport was officially opened on the 14th of September 1964 with limited domestic services. The airport's first international flight departed for Kiruna in Sweden in June 1979, followed by a second to Rovaniemi in Finland in May 1983. Business steadily grew and passenger numbers increased significantly from 794,480 passengers in 1992 to 1,413,610 in 1996. Subsequent airport improvements included a 240-metre runway extension, a new air traffic control tower and a new terminal building, which led to the launch of a weekly service to London Stansted in December 2007. Owned and operated by the state-owned airport management company Avinor, it now handles over 2 million passenger and 43,000 aircraft movements per year, making it the fifth-busiest airport in Norway and a major hub for travel to and from Europe's northernmost regions.

    Tromso Airport (TUF)
    Address: Flyplassveien 31, 9016 Tromsø, Norway
    Telephone: +47 67 03 46 20
    Airlines operating at Tromso Airport: The majority of routes in and out of Tromso Airport are seasonally operated by a wide selection of international airlines, including Finnair, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandavian Airlines, Transavia, Wideroe and Wizz Air.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Tromso Airport

    It's easy to rent a car at Tromso Airport and pick it up quickly and seamlessly on account of the many global car rental companies operating there, thus giving passengers a wide range of options for exploring the beautiful north of Norway. Each of the car hire reception desks is located on the first floor of the airport, in close proximity to both the check-in and arrival areas.

    Car hire desks' operating hours

    Avis Car Hire at Tromso Airport Avis at Tromso Airport
    Flyplassveien 31
    Tromso, Norway 9016

    +47 77500270
    Opening Hours:
    8am-10pm Mon-Sat, 9.30am-2pm Sat & 1-8pm Sun
    Budget Car Hire at Tromso Airport Budget at Tromso Airport
    Flyplassveien 31,
    Tromso, Norway 9016

    +47 77500270
    Opening Hours:
    8am-10pm Mon-Sat, 9.30am-2pm Sat & 1-8pm Sun
    Europcar Car Hire at Tromso Airport Europcar at Tromso Airport
    Flyplassveien 31,
    Tromso, Norway 9016

    +47 77675600
    Opening Hours:
    8am-11pm daily
    Hertz Car Hire at Tromso Airport Hertz at Tromso Airport
    Flyplassveien 31,
    Tromso, Norway 9016

    +47 4826 2000
    Opening Hours:
    7am-11pm Mon-Fri and 10am-10pm Sat & Sun
    Sixt Car Hire at Tromso Airport Sixt at Tromso Airport
    Flyplassveien 31,
    Tromso, Norway 9016

    +47 97593000
    Opening Hours:
    7am-midnight Mon-Fri, 9am-10pm Sat and 10am-11pm Sun


    Tromso Airport has two terminals covering a total of more than 13,500 square-metres (145,000 square-feet). The most recent of the two, Terminal A, opened in 1997, twenty years after the inauguration of today's Terminal B which was first unveiled in 1977. There are stands for almost a dozen aircraft and an adjacent operations building measuring 6,400 square-meters (69,000 square-feet).

    Airport Facilities

    There's a large and very well-stocked duty-free shop located in the airport's main international section, as well as a kiosk on the landing side of the arrivals hall. Amenities and services inside the terminal building include free Wi-Fi internet access, a restaurant, café, Irish pub, international departures' bar, bookshop, newsagent and 7-Eleven convenience store. You can also store your luggage and everything from keys to pet carriers for up to 30 days. On the ground-floor at the south end of the check-in hall there's a banking centre for deposits, withdrawals, ATM machines, currency exchange and cash withdrawals. There are more ATMs located next to the check-in area directly inside the main entrance and on the first floor to the right of the security check-point. For meetings, there are three smaller and one larger rooms accommodating up to 28 persons located on the premises. The SAS Café Lounge at the gate complements the SAS lounge for Plus Class passengers, Business Class members of the Star Alliance and Gold & Diamond members of the SAS EuroBonus loyalty programme.

    How to get to and from Tromso Airport

    Whether you are picking up or dropping off your car rental at Tromso Airport, the first thing you'll notice is that it's very well connected to Tromso city centre. Route 862 is the main thoroughfare between the airport and downtown Tromso just 3 miles (15 minutes) away by car outside the morning and evening rush-hours. For passengers using the local public transport system to travel between Tromso and the airport, they can choose from the airport express, city buses or a taxi. Operating from early morning until late evening, the airport express runs regularly between the airport and Tromso city centre with a journey time of around 15 minutes with several stops and pick-up points situated along the way. City bus routes 40 and 42 run between the airport and downtown Tromso with tickets available on the bus, at ticket machines or through the TFT Mobillett app (be aware that cash payments are only possible in the local currency). City buses run in and around the centre of Tromso from early morning to late at night seven days a week, plus there's a night-bus service on Friday and Saturday nights from the city centre to selected parts of the city. Besides the efficient Tromso Airport Express service, local transport company Cominor also operates an airport coach service to the city centre and, less frequently, north to the University and University Hospital. There is also a well-supplied taxi rank located outside the arrivals terminal as well as several other cab ranks in and around downtown Tromso. Expect the taxi fare from the airport to the city centre during the daytime on weekdays to be between NOK 200 and 250 (UK£17-22), with higher fares payable at weekends and during the night.

    Parking Tips

    Parking your car hire at Tromso Airport is stress-free and straightforward with almost 1,000 on-site parking spaces available, most in very close proximity to the terminal building and others located a little further away. Car park P2 is right beside the Arrivals Hall and the outdoor P3 car park is also close by within easy walking distance of the Departures Hall. Additionally, there's plenty of low-cost outdoor parking available at the P4 car park due to it being slightly further away and therefore a cheaper option.

    Tromso Airport is very modern and caters for most parking requirements, with six spaces in P2 and seven spaces in P5 for passengers of reduced mobility (note that the spaces in car park P5 are free of charge for up to 4 hours). And in order to cater for the increase in electric-powered vehicles being offered by the local car rental companies, Tromso Airport now has a few spaces solely reserved for battery-charging purposes, including two for fast charging to the right of the terminal building close to car park P5. Charging the vehicle from 20-80% takes about 30 minutes, depending on the type of vehicle and the current temperature in the car park, which is sometimes minus degrees and might therefore affect the battery's potency. There are four normal-speed chargers located in P2 and another two in P3. As a precaution, drivers are strongly advised to travel with a proper cable for charging their vehicle in case the supplier fails to provide one.

    Parking at Tromso Airport can be paid for using the on-site ticket machines by entering the registration of your vehichle prior to leaving the car park and then paying with a either credit card or cash. Parking options in Tromso city centre range from parking in the street to outdoor car parks and tunnels, with no free parking available during the day on weekdays. Different regulations apply for different parking zones, so please check the signs carefully before parking. Street parking in Tromso is only permitted where the parking sign of a white P on a blue background is displayed, which states the charged hours on weekdays and periods of Saturdays clearly. Please note that you can park free of charge at all other times, including Sundays and public holidays. It should be noted that in some popular areas you need to pay whatever the time and day of week.

    Once you have parked your vehicle, look for the nearest parking meter and pay for the time you intend to remain there with either coins or a credit card, always ensuring that the ticket is clearly visible through the windscreen. The local language can be very confusing, so as an example if it states ‘Maks 2 timer mot avgift’ then there’s a maximum parking limit of 2 hours, and so on. Outdoor car parks in Tromso are also marked with a sign stating the times you have to pay, with pre-payment done at automatic ticket-dispensing machines by purchasing a paper ticket, which should also be clearly displayed in your car windscreen.

    Tunnel parking in underground car parks is also possible in Tromso, with entrances and exits dotted around the city centre. These car parks operate with an automatic barrier system and you simply park your car in an empty space and leave it there for as long as you like, with various payment options available, such as taking a ticket before going through the barrier and paying when you pick up the car or pre-paying when you arrive at the barrier by credit card or a pre-paid parking card, meaning that no ticket is issued.

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