The city of Kokkola stands in the west of Finland, on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, 3 miles north of Helsinki. It is the capital of the Central Ostrobothnia region. Visitors who hire a car here can explore the highlights of the area, including the pretty little lighthouse island of Tankar in the outer archipelago. The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasants' Museum presents an intriguing mix of family fun and rural history. Tourists should look out too for fishing museums at both Öja and Ohtakari seaside villages.
Kokkola grew up as an important and wealthy merchant trading centre. If you hire a car it's easy to find the rich heritage in Neristan, the old quarter. These narrow streets of old wooden houses are a major tourist attraction and date back to the 17th century. You'll find a museum of art and history in a restored merchant's house, a restored 18th-century home and various galleries and exhibitions. The Kieppe Museum of Natural History houses a wonderfully eclectic collection ranging from butterflies to deer antlers. Elsewhere look out for the Vesi-Veijari Waterpark; it's one of the most popular in Finland.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su on request
Address: Joukahaisenkatu 8
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0630-0130
Address: Lentajantie 162
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.