The town of Salo sits in the southwest of Finland, between the cities of Helsinki and Turku. This market town has grown up at the point where the main east-west 'King's Road' crossed the Salo River just before it reached an inlet to the sea. Visitors who hire a car in Salo will find it is the centre of an ancient farming region with some of Finland's oldest prehistoric remains at Rikalanmäki Hill and the Ox Road of Häme, an old scenic route through two National Parks. Other highlights of the area include the craft galleries and workshops at the coastal Fiskars Village and the old restored ironworking villages around Tiejo.
Salo is the base of the multinational Nokia Company. If you hire a car in Salo you'll find there's a mix of classic old wooden low-rise buildings and hyper-modern architecture. The attractions include the Halikko district, where you'll find old traditional manor houses and a small museum. Elsewhere, the Salo Art Museum is housed in an old railway shed, it's noted for its collection of modern Finnish art. There's a lively shopping centre and opportunities for rewarding wandering around the old market square. The best drive is across the causeway from the town to the wooded island of Satamakatu in the Salo inlet.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1600, Sa-Su on request
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.