Now known as the hometown of the national female footballer, Melissa Wiik, the village of Slemmestad in Oslo, Norway, was once nothing more than a cement factory. Located at the border of Asker at the Oslo fjord, the Aktieselskabet Christiania Portland cement plant was the only cement factory in the country for many years, once employing almost 500 people and producing more than a million tonnes of cement each year
With no infrastructure to support it, many workers travelled for miles to complete their 12-hour shifts at the factory. Torn down in 1989 to make way for the residential area of Headland and other industry buildings, the factory's archives were transferred to the Cement Museum, which is best located by car hire in Slemmestad.
The village of Slemmestad is also home to the biggest Hindu temple in the country. Built in 2005, it was originally a 'people's house' for the village's first Labour Association and can be reached by cheap car hire in Slemmestad. Other than that and the small-scale industry that remains here, Slemmestad is mainly characterised by those who commute to Drammen and Oslo, and has little else to offer visitors other than a sports grounds and an outdoor swimming pool.
Car rental in Slemmestad can therefore be used to visit the nearby town of Homansbyen, where you can participate in a charming winter tour led by a very posh '19th century lady.' She will lead you from Karl Johan street to the Royal Palace gardens and show you her 'own neighbourhood,' where she might even let you in on the gossip and scandals of the day.
Frequently asked questions
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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.
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What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
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