The city of Kuopio stands amid the lakes and rivers of central Finland, 24 miles north of Helsinki. It is surrounded by a region of water and forests that have become popular as an outdoor recreation area. Lake Kallavesi alone has more than 3, miles of shoreline to explore. If you hire a car in Kuopio You'll find that the E63 highway loops through the city and offers spectacular drives in both directions, crossing lakes and islands via bridges and causeways. In the summer this is a region for water-sports enthusiasts and in the winter there are three ski centres in the countryside outside the city.
The university city of Kuopio stands on a peninsular of islands and is almost surrounded by Lake Kallavesi. So expect to find lots of attractive waterfronts. If you hire a car in Kuopio You'll soon notice that among its 18th-century grid pattern of streets, every second road is now traffic free. At the heart of the city is the cobbled market square in front of the grand old town hall. The restaurants and stalls around here are a great place to try the local delicacy: a fish baked in pastry and don't miss the city's tourist highlight: the view of Kuopio spreading across the watery landscape from the Puijo Tower on a hill overlooking the city.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0600-2300
Address: Lentokentantie 275
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-2100, Sa-Su 0900-2100
Address: Asemakatu 1
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.