Alivieska is the fictional municipality in which the events of My Summer Car take place. By phone area code 08 (as seen on the side of the van) the municipality of Alivieska should be located somewhere in the former Oulu province in Finland. Current possible regions are North Ostrobothnia or Kainuu. However, the area codes starting with 0 were introduced in 1996 while the game is set in 1995.
The car inspection office has the postal code of 62311 (seen at the inspection certificate) which means that it's actually a PO box, so the postal code of Peräjärvi is probably 62310. The village of Voltti in municipality of Kauhava in Ostrobothnia has the same postal code.
- Main article: Kesselinperä
- Main article: Loppe
- Main article: Peräjärvi (urban area)
- Main article: Rykipohja
Rykipohja is the least populated area in Alivieska. It is located in the southwesternmost corner of the map, and can be reached via the dirt or asphalt roads. The most notable features of Rykipohja are the airfield where the player may partake in drag racing, and the landfill site where the player can throw away any empty containers and retrieve lost items.
- Main article: Main road of Alivieska
The highway going round Alivieska is number 70, which makes it class II main road. Class II main road number signs are marked with black numbers on a yellow background and the numbers 40–99 are reserved for them. Currently there is no road 70, but it did exist from 1996 to 2010, it was located in eastern Finland, going from Tohmajärvi to the Russian border. Earlier, from 1938 to the late 1970's the road number 70 was between Joensuu and Varkaus, also in eastern Finland.
- Main article: Dirt roads
The dirt roads of Alivieska are narrow paths which can be driven or walked on in order to reach various places around the lake. The roads are winding and treacherous, requiring utmost care and concentration from the player regardless of the vehicle used to navigate them.
|Locations in Alivieska|
|Kesselinperä||Home • Woodshed|
|Loppe||Fleetari Repair Shop • Mansion|
|Peräjärvi||Graveyard • Jokke's new house • Lindell inspection shop • Pub Nappo • Teimo's house • Teimo's shop • Wastewater treatment plant|
|Rykipohja||Airfield • Dirt track • Jail • Landfill site • Strawberry field|
|Other||Cottage • Dance pavilion • Firewood guy's house • Grain processing plant • Island • Jokke's house • Police checkpoint • Radio mast • Sirkka's house • Ski hill • Ventti house|
|Terrain||Lake Peräjärvi • Northern lake • River|