Driving in Finland

To many people from other European countries, driving on traffic-free roads is a holiday in itself. Roads in Finland are generally in a good condition and empty, with only the evening sunshine to keep drivers company.

Traffic jams on the same scale as central Europe are uncommon in Finland. You might hear complaints about the traffic from Finns, but never from visitors. Their attitude is completely different to that of big-city residents: to a Finn, a delay of a couple of minutes is equivalent to ‘heavy traffic’. There are car hire companies in all major towns and cities, and at airports. It’s worth booking in advance, and you must have a credit card. As long as you have an EU or Swiss driving licence, you can get on the road in Finland straight away.