Top locations in Finland
The Nordic country of Finland is absolutely perfect for a winter adventure, whether you explore the towns and cities or the countryside. Check out our list of the top attractions in Finland and let us know if you’ve visited any of them!
1. The Northern Lights
Although not located exclusively in Finland, this country is arguably one of the best when it comes to witnessing the phenomena that is the Northern Lights. Lapland, located in the North is one excellent spot to see the Northern Lights, as well as the various hotels dotted around Finland that cater to those eager to see the Northern Lights.
2. Lake Saimaa
The ‘lake of a thousand lakes’ is one of Finland’s most popular lakes, with its islands covered in coniferous forests a particular highlight of this destination. Did you know that Saimaa is the largest Lake District in Europe?
If there ever was a town that could steal your heart, then it’s got to be the scenic town of Tampere, the biggest inland town in Scandinavia and Finland’s biggest industrial city. From hugely fascinating Lenin Museum to the hugely entertaining Sarkanniemi amusement park, Tampere is a city that will well and truly captivate you.
A city seeped in culture and history, the European Capital of Culture in 2011 is teeming with museums and a bustling market square. Home to many of Finland’s most creative minds, you’ll definitely go on a journey of discovery in Turku.
An archipelago with its own parliament, flag and national stamps, Aland is just crying out for you explore its 6000 islands. A perfect location to explore by bike, the Swedish influences and Viking-like villages make for a unique Finnish destination.
The capital of Finland its ‘jewel in the crown’, Helsinki is packed with places to go and things to see. From the Finnish Art Gallery to Lutheran Cathedral, the glorious city of Helsinki will take your breath away.
7. Lemmenjoki National Park
The largest National Park in Finland, Lemmenjoki is one of the biggest wild lands in Europe, covering more than 1000 square miles. Lemmenjoki is a haven for trekking, with hundreds of miles of marked trails.