Leknes, located in the heart of the stunning Lofoten Archipelago, is a treasure trove of breathtaking landscapes, charming fishing villages, and untouched nature. Leknes Airport is your stepping stone to this Nordic paradise, and hiring a car is the best way to dive into its beauty.
Exiting Leknes Airport:
Leknes Airport is situated about 1 km from the town center of Leknes. Exiting the airport is straightforward, as you join the E10 highway, which is the main road that stretches through the Lofoten islands.
Several petrol stations can be found in Leknes and on the E10. However, due to the remote nature of some parts of Lofoten, it's recommended to keep your tank filled, especially if venturing further afield.
The majority of roads in Lofoten, including the E10, are toll-free. Still, it's wise to be aware of potential toll roads if you're heading onto the mainland or other parts of Norway. Many rental cars come equipped with the AutoPASS system to facilitate automatic toll payments.
Roads in Lofoten are generally well-maintained. However, given the rugged terrain, some roads can be narrow and winding. Always be cautious, particularly during winter when conditions can be slippery.
Leknes and its surrounding areas are generally quiet in terms of traffic. Nevertheless, during the summer tourist season, there can be an increase in vehicles, especially campervans.
While Lofoten is a remote region, the growth of EVs in Norway means there are charging points available. Leknes offers a few charging stations, ensuring your electric vehicle remains powered.
Weather and Car Choice:
The maritime climate in Lofoten means mild summers and chilly winters. In the colder months, a car with winter tires and potentially 4WD is advisable. For summer and off-road adventures, consider an SUV to navigate the varied terrains.
Lofoten is a sought-after destination, especially during the summer months. To secure your preferred vehicle and benefit from competitive rates, book your car rental in advance.
Given Lofoten's unique landscape, a GPS can be invaluable. Additionally, if traveling with family, options like child seats can be arranged through Rhinocarhire.
Why Hire from Rhinocarhire:
Tailored Options: From compact cars to larger SUVs, we provide choices to suit every traveler.
Transparent Pricing: With Rhinocarhire, you'll experience clear and upfront pricing, without hidden surprises.
Dedicated Assistance: Our support team is dedicated to ensuring a seamless car hire experience from start to finish.
Lofoten offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. With Rhinocarhire at Leknes Airport, you're all set to explore the archipelago at your own pace, ensuring a memorable journey.