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Northen light by own or guide

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Northen light by own or guide

Hi all,

I am going to Tromso next weekend for 4 days..

but I dont know it is better to rent a car or book a guide to see northen light..

There are 2 of us and we are thinking with car it will be easier for us to travel around..

but I see that the money to book a guide is so expesive and with the money I guess we can rent a car and travel around tromso with it..

please help which option is better as I never been to Norway before..

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Northen light by own or guide

As there is no snow or frost in Tromsø now, it should be relatively easy to drive a car. Forecast is also for mild weather.

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To find the price for a rental car, do a test booking with Hertz or Avis or any other of the major companies. A guided tour could be fun though, you will meet fellow travellers.

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2. Re: Northen light by own or guide

Renting a car is relatively expensive in Norway. Also note that while the weather is mild for this time of year, if weather changes a bit snow and ice is possible.

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3. Re: Northen light by own or guide

Also note daylight is in very short supply if you plan to tour around. …weather.com/climate/sunRiseSunSet-Tromso-NO…

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4. Re: Northen light by own or guide

Thanks all!!

how can I rent a car in Tromso? It will be Saturday..

Harstad, Norway
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5. Re: Northen light by own or guide

At the airport upon arrival. Advance booking recommended. :)

Oslo, Norway
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6. Re: Northen light by own or guide

5 of the major car rental chains have agencies at the airport: http://www.avinor.no/en/airport/tromso/tofromairport/Car+Rental

Melbourne, Australia
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7. Re: Northen light by own or guide

which one is better?

thanks ya

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8. Re: Northen light by own or guide

and will it be more expensive if I rent it on airport compare from online booking?

cause I have the problem here that the main driver does not have a payment card . I have but I dont drive :(

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9. Re: Northen light by own or guide

It does not matter who's name is on the credit card when you reserve the car. All the car rental agencies listed are reputable companies. Pick the one which can offer a car size you want for your dates and has the best price.

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10. Re: Northen light by own or guide

Sometimes you may find better prices when booking online through a third-party agency like www.autoeurope.com or http://www.ebookers.com/, but usually not a big difference. Check prices by doing dummy bookings at above sites plus directly from the rental companies.