Harstad / Narvik Airport car rental
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Harstad / Narvik Airport guide
Harstad/Narvik Evenes Airport(EVE) is located between the towns of Harstad and Narvik, and is located more specifically in Evenes municipality in Nordland. The name “Evenes” is still used locally when people refer to the airport. There are good bus connections from the airport to Harstad and to Narvik. The terminal is located just off European Route 10, with good road connection to most of the region.
There are many visitors who choose to fly here when they are going on to places like Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja. This is because there are direct flights from Oslo,among others, and it is easy with car rental at Evenes. In addition, the road between the airport and Lofoten has been greatly improved in recent years. New bridges have been built, which means that you now don’t have to take a ferry to get to, for example, Svolvær. The driving time to Lofoten has thus been about halved compared to previously.
Approximately 800 000 passengers use Harstad/Narvik Evenes Airport a year. Most of the traffic goes domestic, but the airport also has direct flights to a number of international destinations. Among other things, charter flights are often set up, both in winter and summer, to places like Alicante, Chania, Gran Canaria. The airport offers wireless internet, café, meeting rooms for rent, as well as it has a small duty-free shop.
Car hire at Harstad / Narvik Airport
The airport is quite small and clear, and you can not avoid seeing the counters of the car hire companies. As of today you will find Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Sixt represented at Harstad/Narvik Airport.
- From Evenes Airport to Harstad it is about 45 kilometers, with a driving time of about 45 minutes.
- From Evenes Airport to Narvik it is just under 60 kilometres, with a driving time of around 1 hour.
- From Evenes Airport to Svolvær it is 171 kilometers. Without stopping, the drive will take in excess of 3 hours.
Explore Harstad/Narvik Airport with car hire
Northern Norway is made for holiday trips with car hire, and especially for those looking for unique nature experiences. It is the mountains, the sea, the archipelagos, the small fishing villages and the relaxing life that beckons. The biggest features are still the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. Both help make Northern Norway an attractive place to travel all year round. Harstad/Narvik Airport is a good starting point for visiting several of the region’s most beautiful places. Here are some suggestions for what to get with you.
Lofoten – Experience Norway at its most beautiful
Lofoten is probably the most famous tourist destination in Northern Norway. You can occasionally fly there, for example via Bodø and on to Svolvær, but many believe it is best to arrive in Lofoten by boat or car. Therefore, it is actually common to fly to Harstad/Narvik Airport, and take the trip further from there by car rental. You usually need a car if you want to experience everything Lofoten has to offer. The archipelago gives you amazing nature experiences. You can hike up the steep peaks,take a fishing trip on the sea, go whale watching, visit many exciting museums, stay in the fisherman’scabin, and enjoy life in the many beautiful fishing villages.
- From Harstad/Narvik Airport to Svolvær it is 170 kilometers. Without stopping, you will drive there in about 3 hours.
- From Harstad/Narvik Airport to the fishing village of Å at the very end of Lofoten, it is just under 300 kilometres. Without stopping, the driving time will be approximately 6 hours.
Senja – A “Lofoten” for the discerning
Senja is Norway’s second largest island, if we do not include Svalbard, and at least as beautiful as the more famous archipelago of Lofoten. Here too there are high peaks and mountains that plunge into the sea, many cozy little fishing villages and villages, and you can experience much of the same, but without the same number of tourists around you. It is not just to stay in the fisherman’s cabin,fishing and enjoying life that people travel to Senja. On this island you will find many beautiful places and vantage points whether you want to hunt the Northern Lights in winter, or enjoy the midnight sun in summer. Apparently there are also trolls on Senja, and if you are lucky you meet on one of the nice varieties.
- From Harstad/Narvik Airport it is 168 kilometers to the bridge that connects Senja to the mainland, in the village of Finnsnes. You normally spend 2.5 to 3 hours by car.
- Further from Finnsnes to Hamn or Gryllefjord, two of the beautiful fishing villages on the outside of the island, there is about 50 and 60 kilometers more to drive, and about 1 hour more in time.
Polar Park – The world’s northernmost zoo
Polar Park is not too far from Bjerkvik, the village you take off from if you drive in the direction of Tromsø and Senja, among others. The detour to the park is really worth your time if you want to see the largest animals in Norwegian fauna. Here you get close to brown bear, wolf, lynx, wolverine, arctic fox, elk, deer, reindeer and musk ox. The park shows the animals in their right element, where the animals have plenty of space and are well looked after. It is recommended to visit the park at the times the animals you want to see should be fed, which especially applies to the shy wolves, wolverines and gaupes.
- From Harstad/Narvik Airport to Polar Park it is about 79 kilometers, with a driving time of about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Røkenes Gård – Unique estate with restaurant, café and art gallery
Røkenes Gård is located 6 km outside Harstad city centre. The site has been resident for about 1500 years,while the current main building dates to the 1750s. Previously, this was a trading post and farm. Today there is a gourmet restaurant in the beautiful main house, while in the old barn there is a simpler restaurant and café, art gallery, meeting facilities and craft exhibition. The area around the farm is lovely to stroll in, and you will find a demanding 9-hole golf course adjacent to the farm. Please note that most of the year Røkenes Gård is usually only open on Sundays outside of bookings, while in summer it is open daily. Here you get what is perhaps Norway’s best waffles,with sour cream and homemade jam.
- From Harstad/Narvik Airport to Røkenes Gård it is about 55 kilometers. The driving time is about 50 minutes.
- From Harstad town centre it is 6 km to Røkenes Gård, and you can get there by car rental in less than 10 minutes.
Narvikfjellet – As beautiful in winter as in summer
In Narvik is one of the best ski resorts in the world,if beautiful surroundings are to take into account. Narvik mountain plunges directly down towards the sea and the center of the small town. Skiing here in winter is a unique experience. At the top you buckle your skis or snowboard at about 1000 meters altitude, and a few minutes later you are down in the center of Narvik, and almost at sea level. The resort has about 20 kilometers of groomed trails, and five ski lifts. If you are in the area in summer you should also consider heading up the mountain. The café at the top is open every day, you can get up by the gondola, and you will get a view of the fjord and the mountains that are unbeatable.
- From Harstad/Narvik Airport to Narvik city centre and the foot of Narvikfjellet it is about 60 kilometers. You drive the stretch in about 1 hour.
Parking and traffic with car hire
Parking in the cities and region served by Harstad/Narvik Airport is as is otherwise in the Norway. You will usually find easy free parking,unless you want to leave your rental car in the city centre in one of the cities or in the larger towns.
There are rarely problems traffic-wise, except in the summer on stretches that go to Lofoten. Then there can be a good deal of tourists on the roads, and many of those traveling with caravans in tow, or in motorhomes. You may not experience queues where traffic is stationary, but driving can be a little slower than otherwise in the year.
Please note that there are also many stretches in the north where animals often arrive on the roads. In many places there is a high risk of moose, there are areas with reindeer also in Troms and Nordland, and there are areas where there may be farm animals on the country roads.