Car hire in Helsinki
On this page, you’ll find useful tips and advice on renting a car in the capital of Finland, Helsinki, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time hiring a car in Finland, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Car hire at Helsinki airport
Helsinki-Vantaa airport (airport code: HEL) is the largest international airport in Finland. Many connections for flights to Asia are made at this airport, which is located about 20 km north of central Helsinki.
Five large and well-known car rental companies are represented at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Their offices are found in the corridor between terminal 1 and 2, which is right by the arrivals hall. It is well sign-posted inside the airport and you won’t hav eany trouble finding the car rental offices.
What to do in Helsinki
Helsinki is located in the southern part of Finland. In the city’s vicinity you’ll find many beautiful lakes and archipelagos. The roads around Helsinki are also in very good condition and they lead to countless interesting places. With a hired car in Helsinki, you won’t runt out of things to discover! Below we’ve listed some of our favourite places.
A 40 minute drive north of Helsinki lies the fantastic Nature Centre Haltia. This Centre brings you all of Finland’s nature under one roof. In the massive wooden building you’ll find exciting exhibitions and you’ll be able to really get close to the nature. In short, this is a perfect destination that the whole family will enjoy!
Just over 90 km from central Helsinki is the cosy town of Ekenäs. This town is known for its incredibly beautiful archipelago, which is also the Ekenäs Archipelago National Park. There are also many lovely wooden buildings in the town, and the Ekenäs church is worth a visit.
Turku (in Swedish: Åbo) is one of the oldest towns in Finland and therefore has a very interesting history which you can see and experience. The town is reached after about a two hour drive from Helsinki and is located by the water. If you are in Turku, don’t miss the medieval Turku Castle, the Turku Cathedral and the Rettig Palace, where there is an underground museum in which you can see the oldest parts of the town.