Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east; Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland. Finland is the eighth largest country in European Union in terms of area. One of the most remarkable features of Finland is the light. When the summer ends in the country it gives way to the dark winter, and then the northern lights will lighten the sky. The summer nights are perhaps Finland’s most iconic natural phenomena. Finland is a country of wide green forest, beautiful mountains, islands and thousands of lakes in it. The sound nature makes it more popular to be a good tourist destination. Also it has many ski resorts, but most of them are near villages. Everyone knows that their favourite Santa Claus comes from Finland and it is a value adding beauty of the country.
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Mesmerizing spots in Finland:
There are many attractive places to Visit in Finland. Following are the top and best places in Finland to visit for a tourist.
Helsinki is the capital of Finland, and it is the largest city of the country. It is a seaside city and it contains many beautiful islands and greens parks in it. There are more than 300 islands near the city. It is famous for its design architecture and the culture in it. The Helsinki metropolitan area includes the urban core of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, and surrounding commuter towns. The city is the northernmost capital of an EU member state.
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The Helsinki City consists about 330 islands in it. They are the best destination for the finland people in the weekends. The most beautiful islands out of all are,
- 1. Suomenlinna
- 2. Pihlajasaari
The above two can be reach by early morning until late night. Pihlajasaari is famous for its sound of nature. Most of the islands are small in area and large in the atmospheric sound.
Fortress of Suomenlinna:
Fortress of Suomenlinna is a world heritage sight and one of the most popular sight in the country of Finland. It gives you a variety of atmosphere and the peace of mind. It is the best spot to visit in Finland. It gives you a good ocean view and the entire area can be covered in less than half an hour. King’s Gate and Suomenlinna cannons are the well known symbols of the Island. Bastion Zander is one of the oldest remaining buildings in the entire Helsinki area. It is one of the four bastions that form Suomenlinna’s fortress chain.
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Espoo is the second largest city in Finland when compared to others in population. However, the city is so spread out it is more like a bonding of many smaller cities. Located next to Helsinki, Espoo’s modern art museum Emma and the city theatre serve culture buffs, the beautiful national park in Nuuksio caters for outdoor enthusiasts and two large shopping centres along with a score of smaller boutiques make sure shoppers have their hands full.
Hämeenlinna is a medium-sized city when compared to others in the country. It consists of two impressive castles to visit, large green park areas to enjoy and galleries and museums to hop, among them the birth place of Finland’s most famous composer Jean Sibelius and the enchanting Iittala Glass Museum. Hämeenlinna has had plenty of practice over the centuries to make itself a real treasure, both for adventurers and for those who simply want to relax and enjoy everything the region has to offer.
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As the name suggests it contains more than 1000 lakes into it. A great part of Finland is covered in water and Lakeland, as the name suggests it is where you find more of the precious stuff than anywhere else in the country. You can enjoy the wide range of Lakeland in boats. Lakeland’s vast waters provide excellent surroundings for kayaking and paddling of all kind. Living holidays at lakeside cottages is an essential part of life in Finland, and Lakeland is prime cottage country. It is famous for its ski resorts around it. The district occupies most of the central and East Finland and is bounded to the south by the Salpausselkä Ridges. Because of this wide range of beauty it is considering as a famous tourist destination of the country. More Information on Lakeland.
Lapland is the largest and northernmost region of Finland. The home of our favourite Santa Claus is Lapland. In the summer Finnish Lapland bathes in 24-hour sunlight for nearly three months. It is an incredible contrast to the darkest winter months when there is no sunlight. The presence of Aurora Borealis is the another main speciality of Lapland. It is a once in a lifetime experience for many people. But in Lapland, it appears more than 200 nights a year. Lapland is the paradise for skiers. Interesting facts about Lapland.
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Forest in Finland:
Finland is famous for its wide variety of green forests. These forests provide shelter for more than thousands of wild animals and birds. Finland’s vast forests are the home of more than 1500 brown bears. In Finland you can find the world’s rarest seal, the Saimaa ringed seal. They are found only in Lake Saimaa. In the country, you can find some of the world’s last wilderness regions, and where you can experience the untouched nature with its rare wild animals.
How to Reach:
By air to Finland:
There are more than 40 airports including the domestic and international airports in Finland. The airports are interconnected with the major countries across the world. The main airports in Finland are Helsinki Vantaa airport, Oulu airport, Rovaniemi airport and Vaasa airport.
Long distance bus and coach services are regular and frequent, even to remote parts of the country. Buses are clean and modern with air conditioning, reclining seats, seat belts and bathrooms. Individual power outlets and Wi-Fi are increasingly common and provided free. Bus stations have restaurants and shops. Baggage left at one station is dispatched to its destination, even when bus transfers and different bus companies in Finland are involved.