High in the north of Finland, the modern village of Ivalo stands 2 miles within the Arctic Circle. It is surrounded by a typically watery forested Lapland landscape. Alongside is the Ivalo River and the vast Lake Inari is just 1 miles north. Visitors who hire a car here will find that both Norway and Russia are within easy driving distances. The village is sandwiched between two National Park wildernesses: Lemmenjoen and Urho Kekkosen. Ivalo Airport is five miles to the southwest. The winter ski and summer adventure resort of Saariselkä is a short way beyond that on the E75 highway.
If you hire a car in Ivalo, you'll find that the small Arctic village is a hub for adventures into the vast areas of Lapland countryside around it. In the winter this means plenty of opportunities for snow sports, like snowmobiles, cross-country skiing and husky sledding. It also hosts visitors hoping to meet Santa Claus in an authentic snowy situation. In the summer, Ivalo visitors can find companies offering trekking, canoeing and even panning for gold. The village itself has few historic attractions but is a vital centre for the shops and services that cover a wide rural area.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0600-2300
Address: Lentokentantie 290
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.