The city of Rovaniemi stands just six miles south of the Arctic Circle in northern Finland. The area is host to a massive tourist influx in the winter, mainly British visitors arriving to see Santa Claus and the Northern Lights. Popular locations in the area include Santa Park and Santa Claus Village. In the summer, it's a centre for outdoor adventures and the gateway to discovering natural attractions like Auttiköngäs waterfalls, Ranua Arctic Wildlife Park and all seven of the Lapland National Parks. Hire a car in Rovaniemi to get direct from the airport to the city centre.
Rovaniemi is the main urban centre for the whole Lapland region. it's a modern university city on the banks of the River Kemijoki. Visitors who hire a car in Roveniemi can easily tour the city's attractions. These include the spectacular riverside Artikum House, which houses a museum and science centre focusing on Arctic life, and Jätkänkynttilä Bridge, which features an eternally burning flame. Acclaimed modern Finnish architecture is everywhere, including the town hall, theatre, arts centre and library. The popular Ounasvaara ski centre is on the outskirts and the city hosts many outdoor activity companies catering for both summer and winter visitors.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0600-2300
Address: Rovaniemi Airport
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1700, Sa 0730-1200, Su closed
Address: Ratakatu 5
Opening hours: (Seasonal location) *** From 01 September: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa 0900-1200, Su closed *** /// *** From 01 June: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa 0900-1300, Su 1000-1300 ***
Address: Koskikatu 23
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.