Being one of the northernmost countries in the world means wrapping up warm when you travel to Finland; but the countless lakes and seaviews, plus beautiful pine forests as far as the eye can see, make travelling within its borders an unforgettable experience.
While Finland's bustling capital city Helsinki lies in the southern state of Uusimaa, it's to the north in Lapland where Father Christmas is said to live, and tourism in the northern region is especially rife as a result. In order to reach both ends of the country we strongly recommend hiring a car in Finland.
Anyone visiting Finland's northern extremes simply cannot miss out on the chance to see one of the planet's most amazing natural phenomena. Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is a dazzling light show that's entirely natural rather than man-made. See this stunning display up-close by hiring a car in Finland and making the trip up north - it's well worth it.
The capital Helsinki is also well worth a visit, with the 2012 World Design Capital making a significant and innovative contribution to society thanks to world-famous brands like Nokia, and some stunning architecture to give visitors pause.
Because it's one of the least densely-populated countries in Europe, you'll often find that Finland's open roads are yours to enjoy alone - as long as you're driving responsibly (and on the right) you'll marvel at the views that driving here will open up.
In winter the speed limits are reduced to 80km/h due to the extreme conditions, and winter tyres are mandatory. All year round, and even during the day you'll need to leave your headlights on due to the unpredictable light levels caused by the country's place near the top of the map.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.