Finland’s capital is an international metropolis that has somehow retained something of its small town feel best experienced with our Helsinki car hire services. The city was founded in 1550 and has been rebuilt by Russian tsars to resemble St. Petersburg and as such the city has played the role of St. Petersburg in many Cold War movies.
If you fly into the city then you will be landing at Helsinki Vantaa Airport. As its name implies the airport is situated in Vantaa which is located twenty kilometers north of Helsinki. It is connected to the city via taxis and various bus routes. However the best choice for personal transportation is the option of employing our Helsinki car rental services and have your choice of car ready for you at the airport. This means that pretty much as soon as yo land you can get behind the wheel of a car and drive towards your destination.
One of the must see place in Helsinki that everyone should see it is called Suomenlinna. This is a fortress build in the mid 18th century in order to protect the eastern flank of the city. Nowadays the fortress island acts as sort of a time capsule, a living museum piece still inhabited by old buildings, fortifications and catacombs.
The Lutheran Cathedral is the unofficial symbol of the city and worth a visit as is the Church in the Rock. These are a great example of two extremes, the first is a striking white building which dominates its surroundings while the second is a minimalist church which was actually dug out of solid rock.
The city of course features a number of museums like the Ateneum Art Museum which has the largest collection of painting and sculptures in the Country and of course of particular note is the collection of works by major Finnish artists.
There are of course many other sights that Helsinki has to offer, ranging from its many parks to the various Olympic sights as well as more peculiar ones such as the Sibelius Monument, and the only way to see as many of them as possible is with the help of our Helsinki car hire services.