Maarianhamina Airport is located just three kilometers from the capital of Aland Islands; Mariehamn. It hosts several airlines, including Air Aland and Turku. Air Aland serves passengers going to Helsinki and Stockholm daily while Turku serves passengers travelling to and from the Finnish city of Turku. Generally, the airport serves around 100,000 visitors annually.
Owing to the low number of incoming and outgoing travellers, Maarianhamina airport lacks public transport facilities to and from the city save for taxis. As such, it is recommended that visitors rent a car. Doing this is easy and fast as there are two car hire dealers at the airport; Europcar and Hertz. Each dealer offers cars at different terms and conditions, and it is recommended that you compare and contrast the two to find the one that suits you best. Here are some tips to guide you in your search for the perfect car for you.
Choosing the supplier
You need to ensure that your dealer has your interests at heart. The first factor that you should consider before hiring a car from either of the dealers is the car’s condition. This will significantly affect not only your public image, but also the comfort that comes with driving the car. You also need to ensure that the terms and conditions governing your use of the car do not limit you and your travelling to within certain locations. Lastly, ensure you save as much as you can by looking for the car lender with the cheapest prices.
For your convenience, all this can be done online as the dealers have set up platforms on the internet. Online, you can browse the inventory of cars, go through important information like terms and even book a car day in advance.
Places to see
From Maarianhamina airport, you can go on to Mariehamn to socialize with the people and enjoy the pleasures the small city has to offer. Much of everything there is inspired by the Swedish culture, and as such you should expect a lot.
Travel with your car rental to the popular Sjokvarteret, a shipbuilding museum where you will marvel at what building a ship takes, and also at several ships at display. From here, you can go on to the Lilla Holmen and Badhusparken parks to enjoy the serene climate the place has to offer. Socializing with the locals will also be worth your time as they are not only friendly but also enjoyable to chat and socialize with.