The city of Bodø is the northernmost city on the stunning Kystriksveien coastal route, and is often referred to as the gateway to the north of Norway. Home to one of the world’s largest groups of white-tailed sea eagles, you’ll get more than just a city-getaway when you visit Bodø. The birds soar over the city, drawing the eye ever upwards to tall mountain peaks which sit along the horizon. Wander through museums and markets, visit churches and historical buildings, and take a road trip through the breathtaking landscape. Begin your Norwegian adventure by booking a cheap rental car in Bodø.
Book a car hire in Bodø with Airport Rentals
Tick another item off your holiday to-do list in a few simple clicks by visiting Airport Rentals. Use the powerful search engine to find and compare vehicle hire options and prices at Bodø Airport.
To begin your search, simply enter a few basic details about your holiday and then watch as a list of available cars are generated for your inspection. Sort by group size, car type, transmission type and more, depending on your preferences. Need a minivan for your family? Or perhaps an economy car will do the trick? Whatever your travel needs, with Airport Rentals you'll find the perfect vehicle for your Norwegian escape with easy online booking, and no hidden fees to worry about.
A brief overview of Bodø
The city of Bodø is a fantastic mix of stunning natural scenery, interesting architecture and a thriving local culture. In addition to the natural beauty of the Børvasstindene mountains, the Norwegian Sea, and the eagles soaring overhead, Bodø is also well known for its music scene. The city comes alive with two large music festivals each year, Parkenfestivalen and Nordland Musikkfestuke. Both attract thousands of people, and are well worth attending. See the Northern Lights from the Bodø pier, or chase the midnight sun during the summer; no matter what you enjoy doing on your holidays, Bodø has something for everyone.
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Driving your car hire in Bodø
Driving to and from the Bodø Airport
The Bodø Airport is a short 1.5 kilometres away from the city. From the airport, head out onto Olav V Gate, take a left at the roundabout onto Fridtjof Nansens vei, and a right onto Hålogalandsgata. Follow until you reach the centre of the city; the trip will take around 5 minutes.
If you’d prefer to pick up your rental car from the city, you can take a train, taxi or the number 1 or 4 public bus into Bodø.
Handy tips for driving in Bodø
● In Norway, motorists drive on the right, and give way to the right.
● Most cars are manual (‘stick-shift’), however you can specifically ask for an automatic when you book your hired car at Bodø Airport.
● The speed limit in the city is 50km/h, and up to 100km/h on the motorways.
● Drivers tend to speed on the open road; ignore this and always obey posted signage.
● Moose and deer often wander onto the country roads - keep an eye out.
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Where to park your rental car in Bodø
Bodø Airport offers travellers short and long-term parking. The first 10 minutes of your stay are free, then rates rise to 60 kr per hour thereafter. In the long-term car park, parking costs 40 kr per hour, and 895 kr per week. Note that the P6 long-term parking zone is slightly cheaper, but needs to be pre-booked.
In Bodø, shopping malls and stores have free parking available, and most hotels/motels have spaces for your rental car. Always double check time restrictions before leaving your car.
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