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    Car hire in Finland with Auto Europe

    Whether you need a car hire in Finland for your upcoming holiday abroad, or simply wish to book a low-priced vehicle for business, Auto Europe is here to help! We have been helping clients arrange reliable transportation in destinations around the world for nearly 60 years. As one of the most reputable brokers in the industry, we work with suppliers in over 8,000 convenient pick-up locations in order to make your driving experience in Finland as hassle-free as possible. Our car hire reviews in Finland will give you an insight as to what other customers have thought on our service.

    Make the most of your car rental

    With a car rental you are able to explore all Finland has to offer on your own terms. If you are looking to learn more about the country's history, visit the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki, which offers insight into the nation's history from the Stone Age to present day. After the museum, continue exploring the city, as there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy with your car hire in Helsinki!

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    • Traffic travels on the right-hand side of the road, and you may pass on the right on multi-lane carriageways.
    • Seat belts for drivers and passengers are mandatory when driving.
    • The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.05 BAC.
    • Children under three must be seated in a rear-facing child seat, or using normal seat restraints if a child seat was not available at the rental counter.
    • Most cities have metered parking areas, but when no meters are available, pay and display parking vouchers are usually accepted. These vouchers can be purchased at most petrol stations and must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle.
    • Most petrol stations are open from 7am to 9pm, with some stations in major cities being open 24 hours a day.


    All motorways in Finland are free from tolls. For more information regarding driving your car hire in Finland, visit our driving information guide in our footer.

    Age Requirements

    To rent a car in Finland, you must be at least 20 years old (age restrictions may vary depending on car category), and have held your licence for at least one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. For answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, reference our car hire FAQs.


    Since 2002, the currency in Finland has been the Euro (EUR). ATMs are conveniently located throughout most major cities, and travellers should have no problem using their credit cards to make purchases. It is highly advised, however, that you check with your card provider before leaving home to familiarize yourself with additional fees associated with using your card in a foreign country.

    Time Difference

    Finland is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET), making the country two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2); and three hours ahead of GMT during British Summer Time (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).


    Finnish and Swedish are the official languages in Finland, but English is also widely spoken and understood in most regions of the country. Although Finnish is a rather difficult language to learn, here are a few key phrases you should brush up on before venturing to Finland:

    Hello - Hei
    Excuse me - Anteeksi
    I do not speak Finnish - En puhu suomea
    Do you speak English? - Puhutko englantia?
    Where is the restroom? - Missä on vessa?
    I am lost - Olen eksynyt
    Police - Poliisi
    How do I get to __? - Miten pääsen ___?
    Do you accept credit cards? - Voinko maksaa luottokortilla?
    Thank you - Kiitos


    Electricity in Finland is 220 volts, 50Hz, and the standard plugs have two round prongs. They can be the ungrounded Europlug Type C or the grounded Schukoplug Type E/F.

    Visa & Embassy Information

    If you are a UK or EU citizen, you do not need a visa to travel into Finland, only a valid passport is necessary. There is a British Embassy located in Helsinki, and if you require assistance during your time in Finland, please use the information listed below.

    British Embassy Helsinki
    Itäinen Puistotie 17
    00140 Helsinki, Finland
    Telephone: +358 (0) 9 2286 5100

    Campervan hire in Finland

    A campervan hire through Auto Europe is a great way to explore the pristine Finnish wilderness in all its beauty. Lapland and the southern and southeastern coasts are particularly worth a visit. With plentiful camping sites on offer, you are sure to have a wonderful holiday touring Finland at a leisurely pace. Campervans in Finland can be picked up in Helsinki.

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