Finland

Sixt Car Hire Deals in Finland

With Sixt car hire deals in Finland you can make the most of this beautiful country whether you are visiting for business or leisure. Your choice of premium rental car is backed up with affordable rates and excellent customer service, giving you stress-free driving in Finland. Our extensive fleet has economical models for those on a budget or more luxurious rental vehicles for special occasions. We have put together some useful driving and travel hints for an enjoyable Finnish holiday.

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Sixt car rental in Finland

With over forty car hire in Finland branches located at major airports and train stations as well as in city centres and hotels we are ideally placed to get your visit off to a great start. Booking systems for your car hire in Finland are easy and if your plans change, cancellations are often free of charge. Take a look at the map to see our suggestions for cities and attractions to visit when you rent a car in Finland.

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Sixt car hire in Finland is supplied by well-known names such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. On our bookings page, you can organise one-way rentals, select optional extras such as child seats or choose to rent a car with automatic transmission.

Which car rental in Finland is right for me?

  • Explore historic cities in compact vehicles.
  • Enjoy weekend breaks and motorway driving in comfortable saloons.
  • Estate cars and 4x4s have plenty of room for five people and their luggage.
  • Admire the beautiful Finnish countryside in luxurious convertibles and sports cars.
  • Select useful vans for transporting business materials.

Driver's licence

Finland accepts all EU driving licences and international driving licences belonging to European non-residents except those issued in China. If in a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic, Russian or Cyrillic you will also need an International Driver's Permit (IDP) obtained in the UK either online or from local Post Offices.

Age Restrictions

The minimum age for driving a Sixt car hire in Finland varies from 19 to 28 depending on the category of rental vehicle. In all cases, you must have had possession of a valid driving licence for at least a year. Various surcharges apply for drivers under 25. For full details visit the booking engine.

Credit Card Payment

Pay for your car hire deals in Finland by AirPlus or credit card. All major credit cards are accepted but not prepaid and debit cards such as VISA Electron or cash. The payment method must be in the driver's name and presented with photo ID at rental vehicle collection.

Accidents

Should you run into any problems in Finland contact our hotline on +358 200111222. Any accidents must be reported to the police on the European emergency number 112.

Driving Tips

Driving Tips

The stunning Finnish countryside makes exploring a real pleasure when you rent a car in Finland. There is a comprehensive and well-maintained road network although essential repairs can cause some congestion when they are carried out during the short Summer season. Enjoy winding roads, gentle hills and beautiful forests but do watch out for wild animals such as moose, reindeer or even bears on the road, especially to the North and East of the country. There are no toll roads in Finland.

More tips for enjoying driving in Finland:

  • Driving is on the right in Finland and kilometres are used for distances and speed limits.
  • Unless otherwise indicated always give way to the right. Trams have right of way in Helsinki.
  • Winter tyres are mandatory from 1st December to the end of February.
  • Dipped headlights are required at all times.
  • Children under 1.35m in height must be in appropriate child seats.
  • Parking is easily available and clearly signposted with blue signs. Payment is usually by meter.
  • You will be charged for any damage caused to rental vehicles by driving off paved surfaces.

Speed limits in Finland

  • Residential areas: 50 km/h
  • National roads: 80 - 100 km/h
  • Motorways: 100 - 120 km/h

Traffic Infractions and on-the-spot fines:

The police in Finland can impose and collect on-the-spot fines. Examples are 35EUR for children not travelling in child seats or 200EUR for non-resident speeding tickets.

Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Top 4 architectural sites

  • Alvar Aalto Museo, Jyvaskyla
  • The Sibelius Monument, Helsinki
  • Artikum, Rovaniemi
  • Turku Castle

The Alvar Aalto Museum specialises in architecture and design and is dedicated to the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Clad in ceramic tiles, it was designed by him in 1973 and overlooks Lake Jyvasjarvi. The Sibelius Monument or Passio Musicae is a memorial to the composer. This abstract sculpture is made up of 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave pattern that captures the essence of Sibelius's music. Deep beyond the Arctic Circle is the Artikum Science Museum. Made largely from local materials the main focus of the building is the Glass Corridor or Gateway to the North. The main exhibition spaces are below ground, reflecting the way Northern animals spend Winter hibernating in burrows. Dating from the 13th-century Turku Castle stands on the banks of the Aaru River and is one of the few surviving medieval buildings in Finland.

Top 4 Natural Sites

  • Linnansaari National Park, Rantasalmi
  • Sibelius Park
  • Lemmenjoki National Park, Inari
  • Ranua Wildlife Park

The Linnansaari National Park lies in the middle of Lake Haukivesi. It was established to preserve Finnish lake life as well as agricultural practices such as croft farming and field burning. The park is home to the endangered Saimaa Ringed seal. The Sibelius Park in Helsinki is a welcome oasis in the middle of busy city life. The Lemmenjoki National Park is one of the largest in Europe while the Ranua Wildlife Park is the most northerly zoo in the world. It contains 50 species that make their home in the cold lands of Northern Europe.

Important Film locations

The classic film Doctor Zhivago (1965) made use of Soviet-era rail tracks in Joensuu as well as the scenery of Lake Pyhaselka. The Russian epic Gorky Park (1983) used Kaisaiemi Park in Helsinki for some of its scenes while the spy film The Kremlin Letter (1970) also features the city. Part of the 1985 ballet drama White Nights was filmed on the island of Reposaari.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

With written permission cross border rentals are allowed for many EU countries such as France, Germany and Spain but cars cannot be taken across the Russian border. Infringing restrictions invalidates your insurance.

 

FIND OUT WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US!

  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 376 Ratings

John W.

Return to Airport was a big hassle. SIXT destination in GPS took me to a dumpster in restricted area. “Rental return” was not properly marked and return to SIXT was thru a small opening at the end of a gas station lot. As long as construction is going on, inform clients at the time of rental how to return car and provide a map or drawing. Otherwise, great service ..!

Luk M.

Very easy to rent a car online. Fast paper work , profesional help and great cars. The best way to have car and travel around Finland.

Toine B.

Great car, nice customer service

Phillip H.

Smooth renting, the service was good and fast. I arrived late but the place still had a person there to get me the car. The car was like new and everything went good.

 

I can highly recommend Sixt in Helsinki airport and i will be using them again in the future.

Michael Goren G.

I enjoyed both the car and the service (professional and warm).

Grigory P.

A friendly and helpful customer service

Pentti F.

Good friendly service. The car was brand new.

Tony G.

Super friendly and helpful staff. Check in was easy. Later, they helped me changey rental duration and drop off location and answered my questions. Very good rental experience.

Santiago C.

Reserved for 11:30, no signs of anyone I’ve been waiting for more than half an hour, but the woman at the service counter was very nice when she showed up

Rainer P.

Very good and fast service!

Marcel M.

Good Service, car was clean and very friendly personal

Paul T.

Very easy check-in and sales assistant explained all what is and is not insured, and easy drop off.

not a.

Nice staff, easy pick up, even easier drop off. Vehicle was in really good condition.

Michael B.

Well organized rental station, however the signs in the car park to pick uo the rental cars could be improved to be better guided when picking up the car.

rafiki 2.

Had a reservation for the lucky dip car experience, got surprised with a Mercedes A class! Pick up was super fast and so was the drop off

Staff was helpful and friendly

Great prices comparing to the compeition

I recommend sixt

michael h.

Friendly and competent service, excellent cars, speedy handling

Tr T.

Super service, simple and efficient!

This is a second time I use the service

Iceman Reviews and C.

Very good experience. God employed service and everything went fast and smoothly.

Kalle S.

Amazing service from Janne Erola time after time.

 

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Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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