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Location information for Hammerfest

Introduction

The Norwegian Hammerfest prides itself in being the world's northernmost city, at least with a population of over 9000. That claim is disputed by other cities (including the Norwegian Honningsvåg in the municipality of Nordkapp). Hammerfest has been destroyed quite a few times: in 1809 by the British, in 1891 by a large city fire and at the end of World War II by the retreating Germans.

Population

Hammerfest has almost 10,000 inhabitants.

Location

Hammerfest is located in Finnmark County in the north of Norway, on Kvaløya Island which is connected with the mainland by the Kvalsund Bridge. The North Cape lies northeast of the city.

Economy

At the end of the last century, local economy suffered severely from the declining fishing activities and the disappearance of a large fish processing factory. At the turn of the century this changed with the arrival of a gas factory on Melkøya Island. This factory processes gas from the Snøhvit field in the Norwegian Sea.

Tourism also plays an important role: the city is an operating base for visits to the North Cape and Norway's northernmost glacier.

Airports

The city's airport, Hammerfest Airport, is situated just north of the center and is easily reachable by rental car via the Finnmarksveien, the main road through town. Because of reoccurring strong winds, the airport sometimes has to be closed for days; plans therefore exist to build a new airport 15 kilometers south of Hammersfest. The Alta Airport, at almost 140 (car) kilometers south of the city, is an alternative for Hammerfest Airport.

Public Transport

Hammerfest has good public bus transport with connections to surrounding places like Alta and Honningsvåg. There are also boat connections with other places along the coast (the famous Hurtigruten ferry for example moors in Hammerfest).

Traffic and Parking

Hammerfest is a small and modern town and you'll find your way around easily. Finding a free parking place isn't a problem either. You do need to watch out for reindeer crossing town in summer months when they migrate inlands from the coast.

Hotels

For a town of this size, Hammerfest has a considerable choice of accommodations, although budget travelers will have more trouble finding a suitable room. Many hotels are geared towards business travelers as many meetings and conferences are held in town.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Hire 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? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). 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). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
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