Finland offers some of the most unique and beautiful scenery you can explore in Europe with a car hire. The highway system is excellent, however many routes are indirect due to the many lakes in southern Finland. The further north you travel in Finland, the fewer roads you will find. Ferries arrive in the capital of Helsinki from Sweden, Germany and even England.
Finland is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET) which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2); and three hours ahead of GMT during British Summer Time (GMT +3 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Finnish and Swedish are the official languages. Finnish is a difficult language, related only to Hungarian and Estonian among European languages, but English is widely spoken in cities and major tourist areas, as you can verify by driving your car hire in Tampere or other destinations in Finland. Swedish is the first language for about six percent of Finland's population.
The electricity in Finland is 220 volts, 50Hz. Standard European two-pin plugs are in use.
Booking your cheap car hire in Helsinki is a great starting point for your holidays, but there are other details you should look into. For instance, exchange rates. The currency in Finland is, since 2002, the Euro (EUR). ATM machines are easy to find and the local tax is 22%
When planning your holiday with a car hire in Finland, be sure to have a look at the following websites to find out tourism office locations, places to visit and further information you may need before travelling. To know more, visit the official Finland Tourism website.
No Finland Travel Visa required, only a valid passport is necessary for UK and EU citizens. The British Embassy in Finland is located in Helsinki. For more information on UK Embassies in Finland and around the world, visit the website provided.
Before you book your cheap car hire in Finland, it's probably worth taking a look at the above essential travel information, which includes everything you need to know when planning your holiday, as well as all arrangements you need to make before travelling.