Rent a Motorhome for your visit to Finland
Enjoy the nature of Finland in a rental motorhome
Motorhome Holidays in Finland
Finland is a land of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and the winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West.
As you look out from the plane, the first impression you may have is that there are a lot of trees… an endless carpet of forest, with many lakes and small towns in between. It’s kind of a surprise when you land in Helsinki to find that the airport is so modern and efficient. Not a polar bear in sight.
It’s truly amazing how uniquely exotic each season can be. Four times a year, nature changes its uniform completely – colour, light, temperature, sounds and smells. Everything changes in a way that happens nowhere else.
A hidden gem of northern Europe, Finland is a truly spectacular destination. Rent a motorhome and find out why. Lapland isn’t just for Christmas, while the coastal archipelago is worth an extensive road trip on its own. Tampere has an ethereal, delicate feel, surrounded by water. And the Grand Lake Saimaa is the country’s largest – very easy to get lost in the beauty of your environment.
So much to see in Helsinki
You can rent a motorhome in Helsinki and pick it up at the airport. Undoubtedly the most famous well-known city in Finland, Helsinki has established itself as a cultural hot-spot, not least thanks to its 1000-plus restaurants. The North and South Esplanades are gorgeous thoroughfares, with numerous islands scattered around the region, displaying picture-perfect scenery. Fantastic for a family road trip.
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Traveling through Finland by motorhome is one of the best ways to see Finland with new fantastic sights around almost every turn.
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Finland is loved for its forests and lakes, and is one of the most beatiful countries to travel in a rental motorhome. Just input your travel itinerary details and we will do the rest. You can filter by size or vehicle age, so all your requirements are met. This is especially handy if you’re working on a tight budget or have a larger group travelling with you.
The top of Europe
As part of Scandinavia, on the borders of Sweden and Norway, around 5.5 million people live in Finland. Often considered one of the most liveable countries in the world, the quality of life for its residents is enviably high. It’s a very relaxing place and is especially habitable in summer, with incredibly hot, long, balmy days. Unsurprisingly, tourism is now a massive industry with millions heading into Finland. Increasingly modern and built for this influx, outdoor sports are especially popular, from golf to fishing, hiking and kayaking. A roof rack might be handy for your Finland motorhome rental.
There are 37 national parks in Finland, covering a total surface area of 8,150 square kilometres. In Europe’s most forested country – about 70% of Finland is covered with trees – with tens of thousands of lakes and beautiful archipelago, national parks provide some of the most amazing opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, canoeing and skiing.
Lakes and Forests
Finland has hundreds of thousands of lakes, islands and inlets from the Bay of Finland in Scandinavia, and a long land border with Russia. You are never very far from a body of water and sailing ? or just messing about in boats ? plays a big part in the vacation plans of Fins, and new opportunities for exploring the country by boat are being developed all the time. Amongst numerous popular inland waterways is the 45-mile Tahko Boating Route between Kuopio and the lively resort of Tahko. Lake Saimaa, the largest body of water in eastern Finland is linked by a 20-mile canal to Vyborg in Russia.
Much of the country is flat and covered in pine forests. And no better way to see it than in a rental motorhome, driving at your own speed and stopping whenever you like. Rocky outcrops reveal its foundation on granite. Finland’s Lake District is in the south while the arctic wilderness of Lapland is in the north, where it can stay dark throughout the winter months. Summertime in Finland is filled with music and dance festivals ranging from jazz and home-grown and international rock music to folk and classical music. This is the homeland of the composer Sibelius, after all, and he worked for many years in a log house at Järvenpää, on the shores of Lake Tuusula.
Sauna is perhaps the only Finnish word to enter the English language, but in Finland it is an essential part of the way of life and social culture of the country. A true Finnish sauna is a lakeside cabin heated by a wood stove where you stimulate the circulation of the blood by slapping leafy birch twigs on the skin in between sessions of sweating and taking dips in cold water.
Road rules of Finland
Here’s a brief guide to negotiating your RV rental around Finland:
- Seat belts are compulsory for everyone, as are headlights. Daytime running lights must also be on.
- Drink-driving is very much frowned upon – two small bottles of beer can leave you over the limit. Police have powers to breathalyse on the spot.
- Texting and making phone calls while at the wheel is strictly forbidden.
- Winter speed limits are often adjusted from 100km/h to 80km/h, due to dangerous driving conditions.
- Vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Be aware of wild animals in rural areas, such as elk, deer and reindeer.