The Norwegian town Alta is mainly known for the rock-drawings that have been found. The oldest date back more than six thousand years, the youngest date from the beginning of our Era. The rock-drawings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Alta has almost 20,000 inhabitants.
Alta is located at the far north of Norway, in Finnmark county. The river Altealva flows through a deep ravine and discharges into the Altafjord near Alta. Alta is the northernmost city in the world surpassing 10,000 inhabitants.
The slate industry is one of the pillars of local economy. Trade with Russia has also bloomed again, after the fall of the Soviet Union. Other than that, education and public services create employment.
The city airport is located three kilometers east of the center. It is easily reachable by rental car: the airport of Alta is located right off freeway E6. The route to the airport is clearly signposted.
Alta has a good public bus system, but the schedule is extremely limited late at night and during weekends.
Traffic and Parking
To park in the street in Alta you need to pay during the day on workdays and on Saturday mornings. Outside these hours you can park for free. There are also some parking garages where you can park your rental car.
Following the opening of a brand new hotel in the city center in 2010, the number of available hotel rooms has reached an acceptable level. One of the city attractions is the ice hotel, with everything made out of ice, including the glasses at the bar. We recommend you book your accommodation in Alta well in advance.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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