General Information about Helsinki
Helsinki is the capital city of Finland and is located on the south of the country. Helsinki is surrounded by an archipelago with hundreds of islands, which creates an idyllic environment for cruises. The best season to visit Helsinki is between June and September. In the summer the climate is warm and temperatures may reach an average of 20º C to 25º C. June is ideal for the long sunny days and August for the cultural exhibitions.
In winter it is cold and temperatures can drop low to -25º C. Christmas is a special season, as Finland is the home of Santa Claus but on January and February it can be very cold with a lot of snow and short dark days. The city centre has several beautiful parks, and the forests offer an ideal setting for peaceful and calm walks. Using a car hire you could visit all the beautiful places there. You could go for shopping for example Stockmann is recommended as it offers a range of almost everything. There are also several open air markets during the summertime which you will find very interesting. You could visit also historical monuments as Suomenlinna, which is a great Swedish castle on the Suomenlinna island group, Porvoo, a wonderful town which is 50kms travel by a car hire and Seurasaari, an open museum, which offers an experience of traditional Finnish life. The nightlife is pacing and several bars have reached worldwide fame such as The Ice Bar and DTM.
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The best way to move around the city is with a car hire and you could visit a few museums and galleries
like the National Museum of Finland, the Design Museum, the Helsinki City Museum, the Ateneum Art Museum, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and the Heureka Science Centre. You could also visit quite a lot of beautiful churches like The Church in the Rock, the St. John's Church, the Uspenski Cathedral and the Lutheran Cathedral.
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With your car hire you could also visit Esplanadi Park in the center of the city. In the summer there are often free concerts given by local mucisians on the stage close to Kauppatori, facing restaurant Kappeli. Visit the Olympic Tower which is 72m high and offers a great view over the city. You could also go to Kauppatori, which is a famous fish market on south harbour's quay. It is colourful, and fun to stroll and you will find there the mermaid statue called Amanda, the symbol of Helsinki.
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the signage at Helsinki Airport was not clear. I had to ask twice where the office was.
The rules for returning time are very strict. If you are late with 1 hour another day is charged.
thanks for all. The car was perfect.
Last Update 2016-05-04