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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Finland. Car rental in Finland includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Finland guide

Car rental Finland
Car hire Finland

Introduction:
Finland is bordered on the west and south by the Baltic Sea. Sweden is to the west of it, and some of Norway curves around over the north of the country. Russia is to the east, and Estonia is to the south. It is known for its reindeer, the Northern Lights (aurora borealis), saunas, and its design influences.

Population and language:
The population of Finland is around 5.5 million. Although 84% of the population is Evangelical Lutheran, 14% claims no religion. Both Finnish and Swedish are the official languages, but English is taught regularly in schools. Because of the unique cultural background, some of the population speaks Russian or Sami.
Finns make up 93% of the ethnic population, but Swedes are the largest minority at 6%. The Sami people are native reindeer herders in the north that cling to their traditions. Russians, Estonians, and Gypsies (Romanies) are the other main ethnic minorities.

Major cities and tourist destinations:
Helsinki – The capital city has a population of about 600,000. In 1550 ad, Helsinki was founded as a trading town. Visit Soumenlinna (Finland’s Castle), which is a former island fort. Also, note the Ateneum Art Museum with a huge collection of classical art, the Designmuseo, filled with Finnish designs, the Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral, built as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, and the National Museum of Finland, with its excellent exhibits on Finnish history.

Hame Castle – This is castle made from brick has been restored to its original grandeur. Located in Hameenlinna, the castle once served as a prison.

Espoo – Espoo has a population of about 250,000. Interesting attractions are the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, which is housed in an old printing house, the Museum of Horology (time), and the Espoon Kartano (a manor house with structures from the 1700s).

Fiskars Village – Home of the famed scissors and a museum tracking the industries of the village, Fiskars has beautiful scenery combined with its industrial history.  Visit Bianco Blu to learn first-hand how glass is created or explore the Bassi mansion.

The Aland Islands – These islands house many churches including the Church of St. Olaf built in the 1200s and the Geta Church from the 1400s.

Olavinlinna Castle – Constructed in the 1400s, this castle was initially built on Russian soil to protect Sweden from the Russians.

Vantaa – Vantaa is a city with a population of about 200,000. Visit the Viherpaja Japanese and Cactus Gardens and see the interesting display on carnivorous plants. In addition, the Finnish Aviation Museum is located here.

Turku – This city has a population of around180,000. Turku Castle is its most famous landmark with historical exhibits inside its 13th-16th century structures. The Turku Cathedral is another building that has survived from antiquity. If you are interested in how things are made, visit the Loustarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

Tampere – Tampere has a population of 220,000. The Amurin Tyolaiskorttelimuseo or Museum of Workers Housing gives insight into how workers lived from 1880 – 1970. Discover where the world famous meeting between Lenin and Stalin occurred in the Lenin Museo. Also of note is the Sarkanniemen Huvikeskus, a recreation center with an observation tower, zoo, and art center.

Climate:
The climate of Finland is temperate in the south and arctic in the north. Summers run from May to September and have temperatures ranging from 13°C–22°C. In the winter (November to April), expect snowy weather with temperatures in the range of -3°C– -9°C. In the north, winter temperatures can go as low as -45°C during the day, but summer temperatures can get up to a warm 25°C. Each year,  Finland gets an average of 27 inches of rainfall.

Economy:
The GPD of Finland is close to 200 billion (USD) per year. As a member of the EU, Finland uses the euro (€) as its currency. Its economy is based off of manufacturing, timber, mining, service, and technology. Finland exports transportation vehicles, timber and wood products, chemicals, electronics and components, paper and pulp, metal, machinery, and equipment. Transportation equipment, chemicals, food, grain, steel, machinery, and petroleum are among the items most imported.

Transportation:
The Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport is the main airport in Finland. There are also airports in Turku, Mariehamn, Tampere, and Savolinna.
People who choose to hire their car will enjoy uncongested roads as they travel about the country. Petrol stations in Helsinki and on major roads are open 24 hours a day.

Taxis are extremely expensive and will base their rates on how many passengers are traveling.

If you plan to travel by bus, you should continuously check the schedules because they change frequently. Some rural areas only have one bus per week. Local buses run a reduced schedule on Saturdays, holidays, and summers.

The train network is poorly developed in Finland and does not exist in the northern part of the country.

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