Oulu is a city on the west coast of Finland, facing on to the Gulf of Bothnia, 377 miles north of Helsinki via Highway 4. Its busy harbour stands at the mouth of the River Oulujoki and the airport is nine miles southwest. Visitors hiring a car in Oulu can explore the surrounding area of lakes, forests, bays and islands. In summer, people swim at the Nallikari resort where there's a spa hotel, wave pool and outdoor sandy beach. On the island of Hailuoto You'll find the Kätkävaaran Luotokeskus resort area and a baby reindeer park and Varjakka is a pretty old seaside village on the south side of the Oulunselka Bay.
Oulu was rebuilt in a grid pattern with grand neo-classical buildings following a fire in 1822. If you hire a car in this university and cathedral city today, you can tour all the attractions. The highlights include the cream-coloured cathedral itself, Tietomaa interactive science centre, the old brick indoor market, the views from Linnansaari Observatory and the twin-towered city hall. Hupisaaret Park includes attractive riverside areas, while the Rotuaari pedestrianised shopping is ice-free all year because of an underground heating system.
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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.