Generally, you must be 18 or older before renting a car at Kiruna Airport. However, the age may vary by car category. Renters aged 25 or below may, in some instances, incur young driver surcharges. Also, you must have a valid driver license, which you must have held for at least two years. While driving, ensure that your seat belt is fastened. Those traveling with their kids must get age-appropriate restraints for those under 7.
Several car hire agencies operate their counters at Kiruna Airport, including Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Sunnycars and SIXT. You can locate their rental counters in the Arrivals Hall, past the baggage claim section. However, the pick-up stations are off-airport, mostly in Downtown Kiruna or the railway station. It might thus be best to check with your rental company about the availability of courtesy shuttles to drop you there.
Car rental agencies at Kiruna Airport provide essential amenities to cater to the diverse needs of their clients. As such, there is no cause to worry if you are disabled or have reduced mobility and are looking to rent a car. The agencies provide adapted driving tools such as pedal extenders and hand controls for free. If you are here during winter, the rental company will fit your car with winter tires at no cost to improve your experience when exploring the city.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kiruna airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz.
Cons:First, the computer system was down the night we picked up the car so we only got a simple paper form with basic information. Had we received the full contract and details that night maybe the next issue could have been handled better... The battery died the first morning we were there. Apparently this happens frequently there with rental cars in the cold, but they neglected to both tell us that when we picked up the car and provide the phone number for roadside assistance in the event this happened. When we called Budget/Avis to tell them that the battery was dead the agent was extremely unhelpful. She told us she couldn't pick us up or do anything to help and we should "find a nice Swedish man at the camp (not even where we were staying but a place down the road) to help you with the car." When I pushed further because this was an unacceptable answer, she told me she had to go because she now had customers at the desk (apparently forgetting I'm her customer too, but since they already had our credit card maybe they just don't care...). I eventually got a number for roadside assistance from her (which is supposedly in the paperwork they couldn't print the night before), and they were able to send us a local service company to take care of the car. The local company, Assistance Karen, was extremely helpful and recommended we take the car out for frequent long drives to keep it warm. It was a little inconvenient but we did that the rest of the trip and didn't have any more issues. The car drove great in the snow. The bottom line is if you're renting a car here be prepared by getting the number for a local tow company (Assistance Karen in Kiruna has 24/7 service and were very quick and friendly).
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