Located in the south of Finland along the shores of the Baltic Sea, Helsinki is a remarkable city, shaped by both Scandinavian and Russian influences. A city which features both old and new, Helsinki is a highly popular destination for all varieties of travellers. Here you will find historic architecture and great art collections alongside modern design and cutting-edge technology. Begin your visit is by going to the Helsinki City Museum, which is housed in a number of buildings around the city. The highlight is Sofiankatu, a small street which has been restored as it was in the 1930s, providing exquisite insight into Helsinki's past. Not far from here you can also visit the Ateneum Art Museum, the largest of its kind in Finland. A short drove west of here is one of the city's most famous attractions, Temppeliaukion Kirkko, the Church in the Rock. Built in the 1960's, the huge church is carved out of solid rock and truly is a spectacular site. To relax, go to a Finnish sauna for an authentic local pastime.
Spend a day in Suomenlinna, and is an island just to the south of the city. Once a mighty fortress, the island has been preserved in remarkable condition and features fortifications, catacombs and cannons. Just 60km from Helsinki you can visit Porvoo, Finland's second oldest town. This winsome village filled with old wooden houses offers a wonderful glimpse into Finnish country life. From Helsinki, you can drive to Tampere, the second largest city in Finland and birthplace of Finnish industry. Tampere is home to one of the last Lenin museums in the world as well as a number of fascinating museums and historic factories.
Our car hire suppliers in Helsinki include Budget and Avis.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at Helsinki Vantaa Airport, as well as the main Helsinki Railway Station. There are also several depots located in the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which depot is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
On-street parking is available in the centre of Helsinki, though rates may change depending on zone. The average cost per hour is between €1.00-4.00. Off-street parking is also available parking garages, with rates generally between €3.00-6.00 per hour. Helsinki also offers a number of a free Park and Ride options at many bus stops and metro stations on the outskirts of the city.
There are no toll roads in Finland.