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        About Tromsoe

        Tromsø, the northernmost city in Norway, is a captivating destination that has more to offer than just tourist attractions. With its Arctic charm, rich cultural heritage, and natural wonders, Tromsø offers visitors a unique experience. When planning your visit to this enchanting city, consider the convenience and flexibility of a rental car to explore Tromsø.

        Tromsø's culinary scene is a delightful blend of traditional Norwegian flavors and international influences. Delight your taste buds with local delicacies like reindeer meat, freshly caught seafood, and cloudberries. Visit charming cafes, seafood restaurants, and bistros to enjoy authentic Nordic cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

        Outside the city, the surrounding landscapes offer a variety of outdoor adventures. Head to the nearby fjords, mountains, and coastal areas where you can take part in activities like hiking, wildlife watching, and fjord cruises. During the winter months, experience the mesmerizing Northern Lights, an impressive natural light show that bathes the Arctic sky in brilliant colors.

        Tromsø's cultural offerings add depth to your trip. Visit the Arctic Cathedral, a modern masterpiece, and learn about the region's history at the Polar Museum. Explore the culture of the Sami people, who are indigenous to the region, and gain insight into their ancient traditions and reindeer herding practices.

        With a Tromsø car rental, you can get out of the city and explore the lesser-known gems of the region. Drive along scenic coastal roads, visit remote fishing villages, and experience the tranquil beauty of the Arctic wilderness. Our efficient service will make sure that everything runs smoothly so that you can tackle your Arctic adventure with ease.

        Immerse yourself in the Nordic charm of Tromsø, where Arctic wonders and cultural delights await you. Book your car rental today and embark on an unforgettable journey through Norway's Arctic gem. With the comfort of a rental car, you will have the freedom to discover the hidden treasures of Tromsø and create unforgettable memories in this unique Arctic city.

        Basic info and car hire in Tromsoe

        • Location: Northern Norway
        • Population: 77,992
        • Official language: Norwegian
        • Currency: Norwegian krone ( NOK ) 
        • Weather:  Tromsoe is in the northern hemisphere. It's north of the equator line Summer begins in September and ends at the end of June..    
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafes offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Road conditions in Tromsoe are generally good, but it's always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you leave and pack a winter coat if you are traveling in the winter.
        • Car hire in Tromsoe:  Tromsoe car hire is a great way to see all of these attractions. Car hire in Tromsoe is a great way to see the city. There are many different options for car hire, so be sure to do your research before you book. Car hire can be a great way to see all of the sights that Tromsoe has to offer.

         Driving in Tromsoe

        Embark on an unforgettable adventure through Tromsø, Norway's Arctic jewel, and explore the city by rental car. With its stunning natural beauty and unique Arctic charm, Tromsø offers a magical experience that is best discovered at your own pace.

        With a car in Tromsø, you have the freedom to explore the city's attractions and the wonders of the surrounding area. Cross the iconic Arctic Cathedral, marvel at the majestic mountains, and drive along the scenic coastal roads. With a rental car, you can easily reach the Northern Lights Observatory and immerse yourself in this fascinating natural phenomenon.

        Explore Tromsø's vibrant cultural scene and immerse yourself in its rich history at the Polar Museum. Drive through picturesque fishing villages and visit remote Arctic landscapes that showcase Norway's rugged and unspoiled beauty.

        Experience the thrill of driving in Tromsø, where Arctic wonders and cultural delights await. Book your car rental today and embark on an extraordinary journey through Norway's enchanting Arctic city.

        • Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 18 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Drivers need to have held a valid driving license for a minimum of 12 months. Young driver fees may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine Orbit Car Hire
        • International Driving Permit:  An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
        • Additional papers:   A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies.
        • Additional requirements:  A warning triangle in case of a breakdown. It's also recommended to have: Spare bulbs for your car's external lights, a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit, and a reflective jacket. If there is snow or ice covering the roads, winter tires, studded tires or snow chains are compulsory (motorhomes & RV’s over 3,500kg must use snow chains). You can be fined for traveling on icy/snowy roads using summer tires only. You can expect your vehicle to be checked at or near the border in winter – if you are not carrying or using the right tires you must purchase them or return to the border.
        • Children in the car:  Seat belts are compulsory for both drivers and passengers. Children under 36 kilograms or 135 centimeters in height must use a car seat.
        • Driving side of the road: In Norway, you drive on the right side of the road.
        • Lights:  Headlights set to dipped beam must be used whatever time of day you’re driving and regardless of whether it’s sunny or not. This is to make sure you’re always visible to other drivers so you stay safe.
        • General speed limits: Norway has four general speed limits; Residential areas – 30km/h, Other built-up areas – 50km/h, Rural roads – 80km/h, Motorways – 90km/h

        Car Hire in Tromsoe

        Most popular car hire at Tromsoe

        The most selected hire car in Tromsoe is Ford Fiesta, with Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza also popular options. The most popular car types in Tromsoe are mini, economy, and compact.

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Tromsoe

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Tromsoe. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Norway.

        • Tromsoe-Bergen (2100km with approximately 28 hours of drive)
        • Tromsoe-Oslo (1740km with approximately 22 hours of drive)
        • Tromsoe-Stavanger (2180km with approximately 29 hours of drive)
        • Tromsoe-Molde (1340km with approximately 20 hours of drive)

        Popular day trips from Tromsoe

        Tromsø, with its Arctic charm and breathtaking landscapes, is an ideal base for day trips to nearby attractions. Here are some popular destinations for an unforgettable day trip from Tromsø:

        Sommarøy: Sommarøy, also known as "Summer Island," is a picturesque fishing village located about an hour's drive from Tromsø. Enjoy the scenic drive along the coast and be enchanted by the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Relax on the beach, take a refreshing swim in the Arctic Ocean, and be enchanted by the tranquil atmosphere.

        Senja Island: Take a trip to Senja, Norway's second-largest island, known for its dramatic fjords, rugged mountains, and unspoiled landscapes. Experience the breathtaking views from famous lookouts such as Bergsbotn, Tungeneset, and Husfjellet. Discover charming fishing villages and enjoy hiking trails with breathtaking views.

        Lyngen Alps: Travel to the majestic Lyngen Alps, where high peaks, icy glaciers, and tranquil fjords await. This dramatic mountain range is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with opportunities for hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing, depending on the season.

        Ersfjordbotn: Head to Ersfjordbotn, a picturesque village nestled between mountains and fjords. The charming surroundings make it a perfect place to photograph and immerse yourself in nature. Hike to the nearby peaks and enjoy the panoramic view or just relax on the shore of the fjord.

        Kvaløya Island: Explore Kvaløya Island, also known as "Whale Island," which boasts stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains, fjords, and valleys. Kvaløya is a great destination for viewing Arctic wildlife, including whales, reindeer, and seabirds.

        Polar Park: located about two hours from Tromsø, Polar Park offers a unique opportunity to experience Arctic animals in a vast and natural environment. Get up close to wolves, bears, lynx, and other native wildlife during a guided tour.

        These popular day trip destinations from Tromsø offer a diverse range of experiences, from scenic landscapes to wildlife encounters. With a rental car, you can easily reach these attractions and embark on an unforgettable Arctic adventure from Tromsø.

        What to see in Tromsoe

        Tromsø, Norway's Arctic jewel, beckons travelers with its breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and captivating experiences. When planning your visit to this enchanting city, prepare for a trip that goes beyond the ordinary. With a rental car, you can comfortably explore the treasures of Tromsø and embark on an unforgettable Arctic adventure.

        Arctic Cathedral: Start your exploration with a visit to the iconic Arctic Cathedral, also known as Tromsdalen Church. Admire the modernist architecture and stunning stained glass windows that make for a stunning sight. The cathedral's location offers panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding fjords.

        Fjellheisen Cable Car: Climb Mount Storsteinen on the Fjellheisen Cable Car, which offers unparalleled views of Tromsø and the Arctic landscape. Enjoy the view from the observation deck, take a hike in the summer, or witness the Northern Lights dance in the winter sky.

        Polaria: Discover the wonders of the Arctic at Polaria, an adventure center all about the Arctic. Interact with live sea creatures in the aquarium, watch captivating films about the Arctic, and learn about the region's unique ecosystem and wildlife.

        Tromsø Museum: Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and nature of the Arctic at Tromsø Museum. Exhibits showcase Sami culture, Arctic wildlife, and the region's polar explorations, and provide insight into the Arctic way of life.

        Mack Brewery: Immerse yourself in the local culture with a visit to Mack Brewery, one of Norway's oldest breweries. Learn more about the brewing process during a guided tour and taste different Arctic beers.

        Northern Lights Hunt: Experience the magical Northern Lights, a natural light show that graces the Arctic sky during the winter months. Join a guided tour for the best chance to see this fascinating phenomenon.

        Midnight Sun: In summer, experience the midnight sun, a natural phenomenon where the sun never sets. Take a boat tour or a hike to enjoy the surreal beauty of the 24-hour daylight.

        With a rental car, you can comfortably explore the wonders of Tromsø at your own pace, making the most of your time to see the Northern Lights, experience the midnight sun, and immerse yourself in Arctic culture. Book your car rental today and embark on a remarkable journey through Tromsø, Norway's captivating Arctic city.

        Drive your rental car beyond Tromsoe

        With its breathtaking landscapes and pristine wilderness, Norway is a paradise for adventurers who want to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. When planning your Norway adventure, consider the convenience and flexibility of a rental car to explore this Nordic gem. With a reliable vehicle, you can traverse the scenic routes of Norway, discovering hidden treasures and creating unforgettable memories along the way.

        Fjordland: The majestic fjords of Norway are a symbol of the country's natural beauty. Drive along winding roads that hug the deep blue waters and experience the grandeur of these steep-sided valleys carved by glaciers. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, offer some of the most breathtaking views in the world.

        National Parks: Norway has a multitude of national parks, each with its own charm. Explore Jotunheimen National Park, home to Norway's highest peaks and impressive glaciers. Drive through Hardangervidda National Park, known for its rugged plateaus and waterfalls. Be sure to venture into Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park, where you may encounter wild musk oxen roaming free.

        The Atlantic Road: take a scenic drive along the Atlantic Road, an engineering marvel that winds through small islands and skerries, connecting the mainland to the island of Averøy. Marvel at the breathtaking coastal scenery and watch the waves crash against the rugged coastline.

        Lofoten Islands: A visit to Norway is incomplete without exploring the enchanting Lofoten Islands. Drive the E10, which spans several of these islands, and experience breathtaking seascapes, fishing villages, and towering mountains. The midnight sun and northern lights add to the allure of this Arctic paradise.

        Arctic Circle: Cross the Arctic Circle and experience the unique phenomenon of the midnight sun during the summer months. Drive to Nordkapp, the northernmost point in Europe, and feel like you are on the edge of the world.

        Waterfalls and Glaciers: Norway is littered with magnificent waterfalls and glaciers that will amaze you. Experience the majestic Seven Sisters waterfall in Geiranger, the thundering Vøringsfossen in Eidfjord, and the mighty Jostedalsbreen glacier, the largest glacier in mainland Europe.

        Norway's panoramic roads: Norway's designated scenic roads offer some of the most scenic drives in the world. Take the Trollstigen route to experience hairpin turns and panoramic views, or drive Gamle Strynefjellsvegen for a trip back in time.

        When traveling through Norway by car, you have the freedom to enjoy the country's natural beauty and stop whenever and wherever you want. Whether you want to see the Northern Lights, hike in the national parks, or marvel at the fjords...

        Book your rental car today and embark on an epic journey through the scenic wonders of Norway. Experience the thrill of exploring one of the world's most fascinating destinations, all from the comfort of your own car. Start your unforgettable road trip through Norway today!


        Visit Tromsoe

        Where to eat, drink, and party in Tromsoe

        Tromsø, Norway's Arctic jewel, offers a delicious culinary experience that tantalizes the taste buds with its unique flavors. Explore the city's charming cafes and restaurants and enjoy traditional Norwegian dishes like reindeer meat, freshly caught seafood, and cloudberries. With a rental car, you can easily explore Tromsø's culinary scene, which combines Nordic heritage with international influences. From tasty kebabs to delicious Arctic beers, Tromsø's gastronomic offerings are sure to leave a lasting impression on your Arctic adventure.

        Best restaurant in Tromsoe

        Restaurant Smak

        Art Cafe Bistro

        Koseverden & Koselig Cafe!


        Wedebs Restaurant


        What you need to know about renting a car

        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick the vehicle you want from the list. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method and fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher needed at pick-up time.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
        • One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher, and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world. 

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