Kotka is a small city on its own island in southern Finland, connected to the mainland by road and rail links. Its position on the coast allows for significant trade on the Baltic Sea; HaminaKotka is Finland's largest port. If you're thinking of hiring a car in Kotka you'll have the chance to appreciate some unique coastal sights, as well as the opportunity to visit Finland's capital Helsinki; just a 9-minute drive west along major route E18. The Russian city of St Petersburg is also accessible on the E18 - a 3-hour drive southeast along the Gulf of Finland.
Sapokka Water Garden is one of Kotka's most rewarding sights - an area that's filled with brooks and streams set in magnificent gardens and forest - as are the bronze statues of local animals placed within it, built by local artist Hannele Kylänpää. The Maretarium Aquarium is another local delight which allows visitors to gaze upon many species of sea life present in Finland. If you're hiring a car in Kotka you'll love getting between these varying scenes and be open to further exploration of the charming regions in southern Finland.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1700, 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.