The small town of Riihimäki stands roughly in the centre of southern Finland, about 45 miles north of Helsinki. If you hire a car in Riihimaki, you'll soon find that it has become a local transportation hub, with important road and rail links to the capital and the rest of the country. The surrounding countryside, meanwhile, is a mix of farmland and thick forest. The nearby Häme lakes and hills are one of the best areas for outdoor sports and recreation. Perhaps the most popular local attraction however is the Puuhamaa theme park, which specialises in non-powered activities for children, like slides, bouncy castles and mini-golf.
This modern leafy town grew up around its railway station, an undistinguished building, which serves rail links to Helsinki, St Peterburg, Tempere and Lahti. Unusually for Finland, this town doesn't stand on any lakes or rivers - so it's easiest to explore if you hire a car in Riihimäki. The places to look out for here include the acclaimed Art Museum, which houses a collection bequeathed by a wealthy local art dealer. Other town museums that are worth exploring are the Finnish Glass Museum, the Hunting Museum of Finland and the National Workers' Housing Museum. Look out too for the series of locally-renowned classical concerts throughout the summer.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1600, 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.