Hiring a car in Finland is a really good way to see more of this enchanting country which boasts endless forests, winters guaranteed heavy with snow, warm summers and beautiful countryside. Whether you're travelling to a business meeting in Helsinki or taking the family on holiday to the world famous Lapland region you can be sure that Rhino will find you the very best price and deal on your car hire.
Considering the snowy conditions, economy and compact class cars are the most popular to hire as whilst 4 wheel drive vehicles might seem appropriate a standard car is usually sufficient and often significantly cheaper. We have a good range of SUV's and 4x4's to choose from with models available like the Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Rav4. You can also add on a variety of optional extras to customise your car hire such as sat nav and luggage racks. During winter months, mandatory snow / winter tyres are included in all of our rentals.
Finland Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Finland is the eighth largest country in Europe however it is the least populated country in the European Union.
- There was a famine during 1866-1868 which killed 15% of the population.
- The national bird of Finland is the Whooper Swan.
- The main international airport in Finland is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport with over 13 million passengers in 2008.
- The national languages of Finland are Finnish and Swedish.
Finland Mini Guide
Located in Northern Europe, Finland has land borders with Sweden
in the west, Norway
in the north and Russia
in the east. The tourist industry in Finland is mostly focused around winter sports and a large selection of some of the world’s best ski resorts can be found within its borders. An exception to this is the area known as Lapland, Finnish folk tales name the mountain of Korvatunturi is the home of Santa Claus, and a whole tourist industry has grown up around this myth. This makes Lapland a fairytale Christmas adventure for thousands of tourists each year.
Travel within Finland can be fairly expensive; in many ways it is most cost effective to hire a car for the duration of a visit. The roads in Finland are generally well kept, although they can become treacherous in some areas due to extreme weather conditions. Some excellent car hire deals are available for winter visitors in all of the major cities and tourist areas.
Western Finland incorporates the coastal areas around the old capital city of Turku and includes the cultural province of Ostrobothnia. Eastern Finland is against the Russian border and features a landscape of lakes and forests. Major cities include Helsinki the capital, known as the Daughter of the Baltic. Located in central Finland, Jyvaskla is a large and affluent university town. Oulo is termed the technology city, and is located in the Gulf of Bothnia.
There are three major ski resorts within Finland. Levi is considered to be one of the world’s largest winter sports locations and is located within Lapland. Located 1000km away from Helsinki and 250km to the north of the Arctic Circle, Saariselka is one of the most widely acclaimed centres for winter sports. The third largest ski resort in Finland is Yllas, nestled within a landscape made up of forests and swamps.
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