Should you rent a car in Finland?
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.
What type of rental car in Finland?
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. All rental cars will be fitted with appropriate tyres for the conditions with winter (M&S) tyres standard for much of the year. For those who specifically want an SUV or 4x4 we have a good range available from with models such the Volvo XC90 and Toyota Rav4.
Most popular locations to pick-up a rental car in Finland:
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.
Airport locations where you can hire a car in Finland
- Ivalo Airport
- Kemi Airport
- Kittila Airport
- Kuopio Airport
- Jyvaskla Airport
- Pori Airport
- Rovaniemi Airport
- Tampere Airport
- Turku Airport
- Vaasa Airport
When to rent a car in Finland
Finland is probably best known as being the home of Santa Claus, who resides in Lapland with his helpers and reindeer and is an extremely popular destination to take children on holiday. With that in mind if you are planning to hire a car to explore Lapland, especially around the festive season, we would strongly recommend making your car hire booking as far in advance as possible, as understandably it is a very busy period.
Our car rental rates in Finland include insurance, collision damage waiver, theft waiver, taxes and unlimited mileage. We also include free breakdown assistance, in the unlikely event that you should run into any problems. There are numerous pick up points all across Finland where you can collect your hire car from and some of these include Helsinki Airport, Helsinki, Oulu and Vaasa.