Rajamiehentie 47, Restaurant Ukko-Pekka
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The Finnish village of Vainikkala is less than a mile from the Russian border, and is the first stop on public transport for anyone arriving by train. Linked by rail between Finnish capital Helsinki and the Russian cities of Moscow and St Petersburg, car hire from Vainikkala Railway Station is recommended for anyone who wants to get out and explore Finland's beautiful South Karelia region once they arrive. The majestic Lake Saimaa and the city of Lappeenranta present tourists with a fine example of the country's striking contrast between thriving city and beautiful scenery.
Just half an hour's drive from Vainikkala is the city of Lappeenranta, which sits on Lake Saimaa. The city gets a lot of visitors from Russia during the warmer summer months, with great shopping and accommodation on offer. You'll benefit from hiring a car in Vainikkala if you wish to see more of the fine city and visit its historical sites of interest, including the grand fortress which looks over the harbour area and hosts museums and galleries. From the harbour you can book a cruise around Lake Saimaa and even visit Russia, visa permitting.
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.