Journey through the forests and fjords of Norway in Scandinavia
at your own leisurely pace by hiring a car from Rhino. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure we will have a vehicle to suit your budget and requirements. We have many locations all over Norway where you can pick up your car hire which includes the capital city Oslo, Oslo Airport, Bergen Airport, Tromso Airport and Sandefjord Airport.
Rhino won the coveted award of Best Car Hire Website in 2010 and we continually strive to provide our customers with the best car hire experience possible. We compare the prices that all the main suppliers quote such as Avis, Alamo and Thrifty then we deliver you the very best price and deal possible. Our booking engine is easy to navigate, safe and secure so why not try us today for a quote on your car hire in Norway.
The rate that we quote you is the rate that you pay, there are no hidden charges or extras. We include in the price collision damage waiver, theft waiver, insurance, unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance in the unlikely event your car should suffer a mechanical problem.
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Norway Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Norway is the second least densely populated country in Europe.
- The 'Black Death' plague resulted in the death of more than half of Norway’s population in the mid 14th century.
- Norway has the nickname 'The Land of The Midnight Sun'.
- The largest predator on land in Norway is the polar bear. The largest fish is the basking shark.
- The currency in Norway is the Norwegian krone (NOK).
Norway Mini Guide
Being a constitutional monarchy, the kingdom of Norway is an area of northern Europe within the very western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It has land borders with Russia, Finland and Sweden and to the west the North Sea, as well as a long coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean. Norway was the very first European nation to declare its independence, and is now listed as one of the wealthiest nations on the globe. Norway is gifted with extensive natural resources which include the largest fishing industry in the world, rich natural gas fields and vast areas of forest. Norway is the world's second largest exporter of seafood, second only to China.
Norway's geography is typified by rugged coastline, large fjords and several thousand small islands. It covers a total land area of almost 400,000 square kilometres, although much of this land mass is mountainous, caused by extensive glaciations during the ice age.
This makes Norway an attractive destination for those who enjoy rugged open spaces, fresh air and unspoiled landscape. It has an extensive and extremely well maintained road network, making it a great choice of location for those people who would like to tour the country from the comfort of their own hire car. With a long and interesting history, from the Viking era onwards, Norway has much to offer the visitor who is willing to spend some time travelling between the various sites and points of interest dotted around the country. It features some of the most well preserved examples of medieval architecture found within Europe, along with some of the most significant Viking artefacts to have been uncovered in recent times.
Any person interested in European history will find Norway a fascinating place to visit. Many of the cities in Norway such as Oslo and Bergen make excellent choices as a location from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Oslo is the capital city of Norway; it is also the third-largest Scandinavian city and third-largest urban area in Scandinavia. The population is estimated at around 600,000 and the urban area of Greater Oslo extends far into the surrounding counties. Oslo is of particular note due to the large quantity of parks and open green areas that can be found within the city centre and suburbs alike.
Winter sport lovers will find that Oslo's Tryvann Vinterpark, a world-class ski resort, is a site they must not miss. It features a huge number of slopes and runs which are suitable for people of all abilities. During summer months the winter sports take a backseat and the area becomes a favourite with walkers and mountain bikers, along with fishermen and brave souls who partake of the ice-cold waters of the lakes in which to swim. Tryvann Vinterpark is extremely close to Oslo city, an ideal destination for a day trip.
For a taste of traditional Norway and to sample its ancient culture, the town of Drøbak makes an excellent choice of destination to explore by car. This quaint old town sits upon the edge of a large fjord, and is an increasingly popular destination with summer visitors. The old town centre features traditional old wooden houses and has a vibrant and healthy antique and art trade happening within its cobbled streets. Out along the banks of the fjord can be found some excellent examples of old "captain houses". Situated out in the fjord itself is the fortress, this is one of the most famous fortresses in Norway and has been converted into a museum.
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