The large city of Espoo stands on the coast in southern Finland, just 12 miles west of the capital. This means it forms part of the Helsinki metropolitan area. So visitors who hire a car here can easily reach all the capital's attractions, like the Sibelius Monument, Suomenlinna Island and the underground church. Seurasaari Open Air Museum and the Tamminiemi Museum are both on the Espoo side of Helsinki. Other highlights of the area include the Nuuksio National Park, home of the Siberian Flying Squirrel, and the Rantaraitti waterfront walkway. Beaches, watersports and archipelago adventures are close at hand too.
Finland's second-biggest city may be almost joined to the capital but it has retained its own identity and attractions. If you hire a car in Espoo you'll be able to tour round them easily. The highlights include the EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art), housed in an old printing works, and Glims Farmstead Museum, in a collection of 200-year-old wooden rural buildings. There are several stately homes around the city; the best is Pakankylän Kartano on the shore of Lake Bodom. Look out for Espoo's old stone cathedral too and, for children of all ages, 'Santa's Cottage', an attraction in the woods on the outskirts of the city.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa-Su closed
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.