The town of Kajaani is the capital of the Kainuu region in the geographic heart of Finland. It is 35 miles north of Helsinki amid rivers, lakes and forests. With car hire in Kainuu you can explore the region. The natural highlights include ferries and bridges to tourist islands in Lake Oulujärvi, the protected forests of Talaskangas Nature Reserve and the Kajaani River, which is a favourite among anglers. Paltamo has one of Finland's most scenic golf courses and the Lakeland views from the hills of Jättiläisenmaa are renowned. Look out too for the sandy beaches on the island of Manamansalo.
Visitors who hire a car in Kajaani can tour the town easily. You'll find that it's a mix of modern and old, with the local economy still dominated by paper and timber industries. The centre is mostly modern but historic visitor attractions include a 19th-century neo-gothic church, the ruins of the ancient stone castle on a river island and the striking yellow-painted 180-year-old town hall. Look out too for the modern art museum in the former police station and the old government building where Russian President Brezhnev met the Finnish President, which is now the town's best restaurant.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-2100, Sa-Su 0900-2100
Opening hours:Mo-Su 0600-2300
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.