Car Rental in Finland

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rovaniemi Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$22.60 / per day
Rovaniemi Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$23.08 / per day
Rovaniemi Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$26.09 / per day
Rovaniemi Airport
Intermediate
Volvo V40 or similar
Volvo V40
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$38.15 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Vantaa Veho Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$58.41 / per day
Downtown
Compact Elite
Audi A3 or similar
Audi A3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$61.83 / per day
Downtown
Premium
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$67.77 / per day
Helsinki Airport
Full-size
Audi A4 STW or similar
Audi A4 STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$73.49 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:52 on 2024-06-07. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Finnish, Swedish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+358
Average car rental price
$46 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5 / 10
Average gasoline price
$2.17 per liter or $8.21 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.94 per liter or $7.36 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.38 per liter or $9.03 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Finland?

Finland is a great place for renting a car. From cozy and modern cities in the south to countless lakes in the east and pristine wilderness in the north, it is incredibly diverse yet easily accessible, and having your own wheels is the best way to go about exploring it.

Finland

Top ways to enter Finland

  • Helsinki Airport: Finland’s largest airport is modern and well-connected, hosting flights not only to all the major destinations in Europe, but also to North America, Middle East, and Asia.
  • Rovaniemi Airport: Lapland’s main airport has flights to and from many destinations in Europe, and is the best entry point of Northern Finland.
  • Kittilä Airport: Even further north than Rovaniemi, Kittilä Airport is mostly active in winters and has flights to and from cities like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and many others.
  • Oulu Airport: City of Oulu, the science hub in Northwest Finland, has regular flights to Helsinki and Stockholm, as well as to beach destinations in Spain, Turkey, and Greece during summers.
  • By land or sea: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive  or take a ferry to Finland. Some large international airports near Finland are Saint Petersburg Airport in Russia, Tallinn Airport in Estonia, and Umeå Airport in Sweden.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Helsinki. The capital and by far the largest city, Helsinki also takes the prize of the most popular tourist destination. Many visitors are charmed by the city’s historical landmarks and well-preserved wooden houses, but its contemporary architecture, sauna culture, and inventive food scene can be just as interesting to explore.
  • Tampere. A former industrial hub that’s now reinvented itself as a hotbed of culture and entertainment, Tampere is one of the most interesting cities in all of the Nordics. A lively university city, it always has something going on, and its location between several large lakes means that there’s also plenty of nature to explore.
  • Rovaniemi. Located right outside the Arctic circle, Rovaniemi is best known as the ‘official’ home of Santa Claus, but it has plenty of other aces up its sleeve — not least the fantastic Arktikum Science Center, Arctic safari tours, and the opportunities to enjoy either the northern lights or midnight sun.
  • Pyha-Luosto National Park. Northeast of Rovaniemi, this gorgeous national park has things to do all year round. Skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, or biking, there’s miles of trails available to get your fill of the stunning scenery. Breathtaking hills, forests, and valleys will fill your day with fresh air and beauty in Lapland, the ancient homeland of the Sami people.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Finland is the Ford Fiesta, closely followed by the Skoda Citigo and the VW Polo.

Driver's license requirements

  • Finland recognizes foreign driver’s licenses if they are written in a Latin alphabet and if you’re visiting the European Union (EU) for a period of less than three months. If you’re visiting Finland on a longer trip, you need to obtain a local driver’s license instead.
  • If your driver’s license is in another alphabet (e.g., Cyrillic or Arabic), you need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Even if you have an IDP, you still need to also provide your valid driver’s license from your country.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy of it, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Finland is bordered by Sweden, Norway, and Russia. It shares a maritime border with Estonia and there is a frequent ferry service between Helsinki and Tallinn, the two capital cities.

Like Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Estonia are members of the Schengen Area. The entry requirements for these three countries are the same as with Finland. Russia is not a member of the Schengen Area and has its own visa policy. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter it. We strongly advise getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out if you need a visa to visit Russia.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our Help Center.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Finland is an Economy, although Mini and Compact are also frequently chosen.

Top driving routes

  • Oulu. Another northern city — although not located as far north as Rovaniemi — Oulu is a true hub of science and technology. The passion for innovation is even visible in the city’s architecture and landmarks such as the Tietomaa Science Center, although other, older attractions are present, too, such as the city’s old market square, Sailor Home’s Museum, and Turkansaari Open Air Museum.
  • Inari. Located on the large lake of the same name some 300 km (186 miles) inside the Arctic Circle, the village of Inari is one of the main cultural hubs for the Sami, the indigenous people of Northern Europe. Cultural institutions where you can learn more about them include the Siida Museum and Sajos Cultural Center (the latter doubles as the headquarters of the Sami Parliament of Finland). Of course, another strong reason to visit the area is the stark beauty of the surrounding nature, something that is exemplified by the lake itself, as well as several large nature preserves that can be found around Inari.
  • Karelia. The Finnish part of Karelia is divided into north and south regions, and both can be found along the country’s eastern border (there is also the Russian Karelia which is controlled by Russia and lies on the other side of the border). Geographically and culturally distinct, this region is known for its Orthodox churches and pristine nature exemplified by protected areas like Koli National Park and Saimaa Lake, which has no fewer than 13,700 islands in it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $29 per day
  • Large cars - from $35 per day
  • Medium cars - from $25 per day
  • Vans - from $109 per day
  • Premium cars - from $64 per day
  • Small cars - from $23 per day
  • SUVs - from $30 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are a number of things you can do to get a good car rental deal in Finland:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Finland is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 32% cheaper than the yearly average and about 57% cheaper than visiting in March.
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Finland?

The cost of renting a car in Finland varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Finland
$64.60
January
$77.76
February
$64.99
March
$47.88
April
$41.69
May
$49.82
June
$61.08
July
$68.33
August
$47.16
September
$48.05
October
$50.22
November
$97.32
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Finland is May — when rental costs average $41.69 per day. This is 30% cheaper than the yearly average and 57% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $97.32 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Finland?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in June — an average of 9 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in November — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Finland
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
9
June
8
July
7
August
6
September
6
October
5
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Finland?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Finland, the most popular month is December, while the least popular is April.
Monthly searches in Finland by pick-up date relative to the average
142%
January
127%
February
79%
March
34%
April
35%
May
99%
June
148%
July
131%
August
65%
September
54%
October
85%
November
202%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 110
Airport locations 20
Popular suppliers GreenMotion, Alamo, FiRENT, Autounion, Keddy
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Station wagons, SUVs
Lowest price $23 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Volkswagen Golf STW 5 3 Station wagons
GreenMotion Volkswagen Golf 4 3 Medium cars
FiRENT Toyota Yaris 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
FiRENT Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Nissan Qashqai 5 3 SUVs
Enterprise Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Denmark
Kia Picanto
April 7, 2024
We booked a lake side cabin to relax in the woods, the location was very beautiful and very quiet, just what we were looking for.
Finland
Opel Astra
January 29, 2024
Skiing!
Australia
Volkswagen Golf STW
September 26, 2023
Lake Menesjarvi, Lemmenjoki national park
Finland
Skoda Octavia STW
March 26, 2023
Sports
Czech Republic
Volkswagen Polo
March 19, 2023
We participated amazing trips by snowmobile, to see reindeers, huskies and northern lights. Unfortunately there were not good conditions to see northern lights by snowmobile. But because we rented the cars, we could see it two days later during our private trip.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
March 14, 2023
Was in the central of Helsinki location was amazing, Loylo Sauna , Allas pool was great . Boat trip was fantastic, but the pinnacle part of the trip for me was Vantaa smoke sauna and swimming in the ice.
Netherlands
Volkswagen Polo
March 14, 2023
Lapland is mesmerizing with great activities.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
February 26, 2023
Finland is an amazing country to visit. The people are friendly and helpful. The local attractions are interesting and beautiful. Driving in Finland in winter was much more enjoyable than I expected.
Lithuania
Ford Focus
December 11, 2022
Traveling by car and with fine children is absolutely a good choise. We can plan our days as we wanted.
Poland
VW Polo
December 6, 2022
Amazing nature view, reindeer on roads 😉
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United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
December 3, 2022
If you're going to Lapland then would definately encourage getting a car and using Airbnb rather than paying £thousands more for 'package holidays'.
Romania
VW Polo
November 21, 2022
Levi was a great experience, especially the landscapes over there.
India
VW Golf
November 8, 2022
The drive in Finland was superb. Great toll free highways and beautiful fall colors.
Finland
VW Polo
November 4, 2022
I drove from Oulu to Kemijärvi, around in Kemijärvi and then back to Oulu. Saw snow and reindeers, and fog, different weather conditions, also sunshine. Lots of vast nature!
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Slovenia
VW Polo
September 1, 2022
Finland is a beautiful country , maintained empty roads, kind local people
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 30, 2022
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
August 23, 2022
Did some Fishing, trip went well.
Ireland
Opel Corsa
March 24, 2022
Roads were easy to navigate and car was automatic and had studded tyres so very easy for somebody not used to winter driving or being on the right had side of the road
Finland
VW Polo
March 13, 2022
Rovaniemi and Levi are must visiting places while in Finland. You won't be disappointed.
Portugal
VW Polo
March 8, 2022
It was very easy to get the car and drive with snowy roads. The tyres are very good for that conditions
Spain
VW Polo
February 3, 2022
Requesting an additional day to our reservation was too expensive.
Netherlands
VW Polo
January 21, 2022
Check in could be faster if all information required was asked prior to arrival
United Kingdom
VW Golf
October 26, 2020
Go to Porovoo
United Kingdom
VW Polo
September 3, 2020
No need to have a car if you stay in Helsinki but useful to see the rest of the country
Singapore
VW Polo
January 6, 2020
Beautiful place & great people & animals. Be careful of driving into ski tracks.
Taiwan
VW Polo
September 29, 2019
The rental experience is great.We got upgrade when we arrived Rovaniemi central station, from Volkswagen polo to Peugeot 308. The explanation from agent is very detailed and easy to understand.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
GreenMotion
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Scandia Rent
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
86
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$46.43
Lowest daily price
$22.60
Total cars available
5239

Top 16 Suppliers in Finland in 2024

GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Exceptional 9.2 / 1,556 reviews
10 locations
$23 - $135
FiRENT
FiRENT
Exceptional 9 / 290 reviews
33 locations
$36 - $280
Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9 / 136 reviews
36 locations
$36 - $184
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.8 / 128 reviews
17 locations
$34 - $589
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.8 / 51 reviews
32 locations
$32 - $202
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.7 / 65 reviews
14 locations
$23 - $260
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.6 / 381 reviews
10 locations
$28 - $326
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 263 reviews
7 locations
$23 - $160
Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.6 / 183 reviews
58 locations
$49 - $1411
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.5 / 103 reviews
42 locations
$37 - $425
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.2 / 20 reviews
34 locations
$40 - $117
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8 / 39 reviews
52 locations
$47 - $244
National
National
Very good 8 / 10 reviews
7 locations
$24 - $188
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 19 reviews
37 locations
$33 - $350
AviaRent Car
AviaRent Car
Good 7.6
5 locations
$31 - $50
Scandia Rent
Scandia Rent
Good 7.5 / 4 reviews
52 locations
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