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Rent a camper in Finland for Nordic motorhome fun

Rent a motorhome in Finland

Finland is renowned for its coast-hugging towns and vast, forest-filled hinterland. Its capital, Helsinki, is one of Northern Europe’s trendiest cities, offering a unique blend of Art Nouveau architecture and contemporary design. Unspoiled nature lies close to the city borders, offering enriching campervan trips through nature reserves. Choose the ideal touring cars to explore Finland’s magical landscapes at

Finland is the gateway to Lapland, one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. This vast region is packed with wildlife and wonder, including the Arctic fox, golden eagle and the sacred reindeer of the Sámi. The road routes through Lapland take in Oulanka, Koli and Urho Kekkonen National Parks.

Here, you’ll discover why Finland is one of the most beautiful destinations for an extended holiday with a motorhome and which routes you should pencil into your Finnish itinerary.

Top 5 facts about Finland

  1. Suomenlinna: This defensive 18th-century sea fortress occupies an island south of Helsinki and contains museums, restaurants and a brewery.
  2. Hossa National Park: The country’s newest national park has pine forests, glittering lakes and ancient cave paintings at Värikallio.
  3. While wild camping is popular, campervans often need a landowner's permission to park. Avoid the risk by staying at a designated campsite.
  4. Route 970, or Route Teno, is widely regarded as Finland's most scenic, thanks to its Tenojoki riverside views.
  5. Over 70% of Finland is covered by forest, providing a wealth of peaceful overnight options with a motorhome rental.

These highlights await you when you visit Finland with a motorhome

Finland is awash with cultural highlights. In Helsinki, you’ll discover a wealth of heritage museums. Helsingin kaupunginmuseo is a five-building museum complex containing the city's oldest building, Sederholmin talo. The museums contain a wealth of artefacts detailing the country’s turbulent road to independence. For art, the Ateneum is the country's most prestigious art space, with Finnish originals and classics by modern European masters. The Design Museum and Suomen kansallismuseo are other highlights of historical importance.

Leaving Helsinki, Tampere and Turku are equally alluring city stops with thriving cultural attractions. Moomin fans should head to Moomin World near the coastal resort of Naantali. It lovingly recreates Tove Jansson's fictional world in explorable detail. Heading north, highlights for motorhome rentals include Rovaniemi and its Santa's Village, the Kierikkikeskus archaeological museum near Oulu and Siida Sámi Museum in far-northern Inari.

These camper routes through Finland are a must

The route to Lake Saimaa from Helsinki provides one of the most stunning waterfront experiences. You'll head east toward Porvoo, a pretty coastal city on the E18. The route changes at Highway 6 for Lappeenranta, where you’ll skirt the southern edge of Lake Saimaa towards Särkisalmi. Follow Route 14 for your destination, Savonlinna, to see the picture-postcard medieval island castle, Olavinlinna. There are ample campsites on the island-studded lake with round trips to Helsinki via Route 5 and Mikkeli.

Lapland campervan routes are best started in Rovaniemi, the region’s capital, with rental station partners. Explore Rovaniemi and Santa Claus' village and grotto. These Christmas sites remain open all year round for summer road travel. From here, head north into the Sámi heartland of Inari via the forest-flanked E75. Stay at the stunning Lemmenjoki National Park, where wolverines wander. A round trip takes the E8 to Tornio before heading on the E75 for Rovaniemi.

Western Finland is a route that explores the historic former capital of Turku, the western coast and Tampere. Hit the road from Helsinki for Nuuksio National Park. The round trip takes in Turki and Old Rauma, fairy-tale seafront settlements with cobblestone centres. Here, you follow the coast on the E8 for Pori before heading east via Highway 11 into Tampere. Stay in the reserves around Lake Näsijärvi before returning to Helsinki on route E12 through Jean Sibelius’ hometown, Hämeenlinna.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Finland

With its dense taiga forests and rich lake lands, Finland is blessed with natural campsite routes. May to September is the peak season for touring Finland by road, particularly Lapland. Otherwise, you risk the icy and dark conditions of winter. Before planning your trip, get to know the basics of motorhome rentals and camping in Finland below.

Wondering where to camp with an RV in Finland? Finland has an Everyman's Right rule that allows individuals to explore nature with few restrictions, and wild camping is permitted. While this also applies to campervans, you should use campsites when parking overnight. Plenty of pitches across the country range from basic to full hook-up options.

Choosing which camper to rent for a trip to Finland? Compact campervan rentals are the best option for navigating minor rural roads. A vehicle under six metres in length is recommended. The minimum driving age in Finland is 18. However, campervan rentals are usually limited to 21 years of age. The minimum age for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes is 25 years. A credit or debit card is also required.

Rent a motorhome now and discover Finland

Finland offers many road trips that are perfect for campervan adventures. Forest, lakeside and clear night sky pitches are found just moments from central Helsinki. Explore the modern capital and coastal excursions with a Helsinki camper van rental, or base yourself in the north with our partners in Rovaniemi. Book your dream camper getaway in Finland – contact today.

Finland: Rental stations for campers and motorhomes

Destinations for your camper holiday: Finland