Northern countries like Finland will amaze you with their natural beauties, clean streets, and rich cultural life. Finland is a highly diverse part of Europe where you will find interesting people. Many tourists visit the country offering new and new adventures. The best way to get there is by plane in major cities like Helsinki and Turku airports.
Getting around is very easy but using mass transport is highly recommended. Renting a car is also a good option to discover the countryside. The climate is semi-cool and continental with short summers. The winter can be very harsh so be prepared for the cold. Finland is a member of the European Union and uses the euro as a currency.
Things to see in Finland
Most tourists go and visit Helsinki at first. The city is the center of Finnish culture and history. The Temppeliaukio Church and the Uspenski Cathedral are the most beautiful religious buildings in the city.
Kaupattori market is the best place to try some nice local food. Sofiankatu Street is the heart of the city and modern art is displayed in the Amos Anderson Museum. Helsinki is also home to the Presidential Palace, the political center of the country.
Lapland is the northernmost part of Finland. It is a very popular place for canoeing and hiking. In the summer days are very long and the sun doesn’t set at all in Lapland. These are called “white nights.” Ships and ferries start to the North Pole from the shores.
Kemi is a city famous for its Snow Castle, which is a hotel made of ice and snow rebuilt in a different shape every year. You can also visit the Gemstone Gallery with the replicas of famous jewels and crowns.
In south Finland, it shows wonderful forests and millions of lakes. In fact, there are more than 2000 lakes in Finland. Lake Saima, Inari, and Paijanne are the most popular. The Repovesi National Park is the essence of the Finnish landscape.
This enormous pristine woodland of pine and birch trees is home to many indigenous animals. The Olhavanvuori Hill is popular amongst hikers. There is the Kultareitti water taxi route that takes you around the lakes of the park. You can access observation points and suspension bridges on the route.
Tampere is another interesting city in Finland. The city hall, Raatihuone, is the central building of the city and a fine example of the Renaissance Revival style. The Tampere Theatre is a remarkable building with an international theatre festival every August. The Vapriikki Museum Centre is the pride of the city.
It is home to the Natural History Museum, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Shoe Museum. The Spy Museum has many visitors every year. Inside the Koski Keskus shopping center, you’ll find the largest glass sculpture of Finland which is called „The Mirror of the Sea.” The wonderful landscape and charming cities make Finland an ideal holiday destination.