The city of Tampere stands amid the lakes of southern Finland, 11 miles north of the capital Helsinki via National Route Three. Tampere Pirkkala Airport is eight miles southwest. The Seitseminen and Helvetinjärvi national parks are close enough to explore if you hire a car in Tampere. All the typical Nordic outdoor activities are available in the region, like winter skiing and ice-fishing, and summer kayaking and golf. Walkers head for the Pyynikki Ridge and its Observation Tower and the Hatanpaa Arboretum and don't miss the pretty wooden houses in the bohemian village of Pispala. There's a 1-year-old traditional sauna and pool here too.
Tampere is the biggest inland city in Scandinavia. If you hire a car in Tampere You'll find that it's an industrial centre standing between Lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. These are linked by the Tammerkoski Rapids that run through the city and provide hydro-electric power. The lakes are popular for boat trips and watersports in the summer, and for skiing and walking in the winter. Many head for the Viking remains on Viikinsaari Island. Elsewhere look out for family-friendly Särkänniemi theme park and zoo, the Moomin Museum and the landmark 550ft Näsinneula Tower, which provides stunning views across the lakes.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0000-0130 0600-2300, Sa 0000-0130 0900-2300, Su 0900-2300
Address: Varikontie 14, Terminal Halls 1 & 2
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su 1000-1200
Address: Rautatienkatu 28
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.