FINLAND

Finland Destination Info

Finland, voted as the happiest country in the world, is one of the world’s most northern and geographically remote countries. It shares borders with Sweden, Russia and Norway, and a maritime border with Estonia. Once part of Sweden and then Russian grand duchy until, the Finns declared independence in 1917.

Finland is famous for its many lakes, northern lights, skiing, contemporary design and culinary excellence. Offering plenty of outdoor activities to do, from canoeing and kayaking to hiking and skiing, this is a full year destination. Besides pristine wilderness, Finland also offers vibrant, lively and engaging cities with world-known design and music scene, modern and stately architecture, stylish and quirky bars and world class dining options.

Sustainable travel plays a big role in Finland and to raise awareness of sustainable tourism, they have developed the Sustainable Travel Finland program.

Due to excellent flight connections with the rest of the world, Helsinki is a great starting point for your vacation to Finland. Other 

Finland Tour Packages

Finland is a beautiful Nordic country with stunning natural landscapes, fascinating culture, and a rich history. A Finland tour package is an excellent way to explore the country and experience its many attractions. You can start by exploring the capital city of Helsinki, with its beautiful architecture, vibrant markets, and lively cultural scene. From there, you can explore the breathtaking Finnish wilderness, including the stunning lakes of Lakeland, the rugged coastline of the Archipelago Sea, and the snow-capped fells of Lapland.
 
Activities in these regions include hiking, skiing, dog sledding, Northern Lights hunting, snowmobiling and so much more. Finland is also known for its unique culture, including the fascinating Sámi indigenous culture, the Moomin stories loved by children, and traditional Finnish saunas.
 
Our sample tour packages include transportation, accommodation, guided tours, and free time to explore on your own. With its stunning natural beauty, fascinating culture, and abundance of recreational activities, Finland is an excellent destination for any traveller.
 
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Lapland Winter Holiday

5 Days / 4 Nights

FROM €1125


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Lapland Summer Holiday

5 Days / 4 Nights

FROM €875


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Helsinki & Rovaniemi Holiday

6 Days / 5 Nights

FROM €1150


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Southern Finland Holiday

7 Days / 6 Nights

FROM €1175

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Lapland Christmas Holiday

6 Days / 5 Nights

FROM €1425

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Northern Lights Tour

7 Days / 6 Nights

FROM €1975

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Baltic Cruise

7 Days / 6 Nights

FROM €1550

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Taste of Finland

7 Days / 6 Nights

FROM €1625

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Complete Finnish Lapland Holiday

7 Days / 6 Nights

FROM €1975

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Arctic Wildlife Tour

7 Days / 6 Nights

FROM €1650


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Ultimate Arctic Adventure

9 Days / 8 Nights

FROM €2950


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Active Finland Adventure

10 Days / 9 Nights

FROM €1775


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Finland Winter Holiday

14 Days / 13 Nights

FROM €4925

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Complete Baltic Holiday

16 Days / 15 Nights

FROM €3250

Where to go in Finland

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Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a modern city featuring some of the most distinctive architecture in the world. A perfect destination for art lovers and those who relish its exciting and vibrant nightlife, and dynamic culture scene. A city overflowing with good food, great design, interesting museums, and unique architecture. Surrounded by hundreds of tiny islands and nature trails, it's also perfect for anyone looking for some nature getaways and relaxing time amid its picturesque landscapes and waterfront vistas.

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Turku

Turku is the oldest city and the former capital of Finland. The city is compact and easy to get around. It has bike-friendly paths, a stress-free bus system, and even water buses in the summertime. Walk around the riverbank and visit the cathedral and Turku Castle to get an overview of the cityscape or go island-hopping on the archipelago trail. As Turku is the self-proclaimed restaurant capital of Finland, trying local food and checking out different dining experiences during your trip to Turku is a must.

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Tampere

Tampere, situated in southern Finland, is a vibrant city renowned for its stunning natural surroundings and rich industrial history. Tampere boasts a plethora of attractions, including the esteemed Tampere Art Museum, the historic Tampere Cathedral, and the impressive Pyynikki Observation Tower. With its abundance of parks, lakes, and outdoor recreational activities, Tampere provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of Finnish nature.

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Rovaneimi

Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, is also known as the hometown of Santa Claus. The famous Santa Claus Village is located there and you can meet the man himself there and also crosse the magical Arctic Circle. The city is surrounded by arctic nature, full of Lappish culture and a wide range of activities. There's plenty to do the whole year from northern lights hunting and husky and snowmobile rides in winter to experiencing the midnight sun and hiking in summer. Rovaniemi is a great base for exploring the surrounding scenery and experiencing the Lappish culture and traditions. Travel to Finland and Lapland during summer or winter, there's plenty to do and see for the whole year.

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Levi

Levi is a world-renowned travel destination located in Lapland, Finland, known for its stunning natural beauty and exceptional winter sports offerings. The Levi ski resort is one of the largest in Finland, offering visitors access to 43 slopes, 27 lifts, and a wide range of skiing and snowboarding options for all skill levels. The resort also has a snow park for freestyle skiers and snowboarders, as well as a cross-country skiing network that spans over 230 kilometers. Levi is also a hub for other winter activities such as snowmobiling, husky safaris, and reindeer sleigh rides. In the summer, Levi transforms into a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers, with scenic trails and breathtaking views.

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Ylläs​

Ylläs is a breathtaking travel destination located in Lapland, Finland, that offers visitors the chance to experience the beauty and wonder of the Arctic region. The area is home to the Ylläs-Pallas National Park, which is one of the largest national parks in Finland and boasts vast expanses of unspoiled wilderness, rugged hills, and crystal-clear lakes. Visitors can explore the park's many hiking trails, enjoy fishing or canoeing on the lakes, or participate in winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. Ylläs is also a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, with two ski resorts, both offer a range of skiing and snowboarding options for all skill levels.

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Äkäslompolo

Äkäslompolo is a picturesque village located in the heart of Lapland, Finland, renowned for its serene natural beauty and diverse outdoor activities. Nestled beside the stunning Ylläs fell, Äkäslompolo offers visitors access to cross country and downhill skiing trails. In addition to skiing, Äkäslompolo is a haven for other winter activities, offering thrilling adventures in a pristine Arctic setting. During the summer months, the village transforms into a vibrant destination for hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, with numerous trails and lakes to explore. With its charming atmosphere and array of seasonal activities, Äkäslompolo is an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers year-round.

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Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Pyhä-Luosto National Park is a stunning natural wonder located in Lapland, Finland. The park offers visitors the opportunity to explore the unique and rugged landscape of the region. In the winter, the park offers an array of activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, fatbiking and husky safaris, while in the summer, visitors can hike, fish, or go mountain biking. One of the must-visit attractions in the park is the Amethyst Mine, the only active amethyst mine in Europe. With its breathtaking scenery and unique cultural experiences, Pyhä-Luosto National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty of Lapland.

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Kilpisjärvi

Kilpisjärvi is a remote and stunning travel destination located in the far north of Finland, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore the Arctic wilderness and untouched landscapes, including the stunning Malla Strict Nature Reserve, which offers hiking trails, fishing opportunities, and breathtaking views. One of the highlights of Kilpisjärvi is the Three Borders Point, where Finland, Sweden, and Norway meet. Additionally, the area offers a range of other winter activities and it's also one of the best places to see the Northern Lights in Finland. Whether you're seeking an adventure-packed vacation or a serene getaway, Kilpisjärvi is a must-visit destination.

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Inari

Inari, located on the shores of Lake Inari, the third largest lakes in Finland, is a unique travel destination. Among its treasures lies the mesmerizing Lemmenjoki National Park, a sanctuary offering winding hiking trails, and awe-inspiring vistas. One of the highlights of Inari is the Siida Museum, an immersive haven where one can delve deep into the vibrant history of Sámi culture and heritage. Besides that, Inari offers a variety of activities, from hunting the beautiful aurora borealis to, the thrill of ice fishing and snowmobiling, to local Sami family visits and handicraft experiences. Whether you're after an action packed adventure or a tranquil escape, Inari has it all.

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Ivalo

Ivalo is more of a local and quieter town in the Inari-Saariselkä region. It's also where the airport is located, offering great connections with domestic and international airports. A notable highlight of Ivalo is its proximity to Lake Inari, where you can experience serene boat trips and witness the beauty of the northern lights, and Urho Kekkonen National Park, for various other activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking. Whether you're seeking a quiet escape or a deeper connection to local culture, Ivalo beckons as a tranquil haven away from the beaten path. Come and discover the hidden treasures of this enchanting destination.

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Saariselkä

Saariselkä, situated in the middle of magnificent fell scenery of Urho Kekkonen National Park, offers an array of hiking trails, fishing opportunities, and stunning panoramic views. A standout feature of Saariselkä is its renowned ski resort, which provides excellent slopes for both downhill and cross-country skiing, catering to all skill levels. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a variety of winter activities such as snowshoeing, husky safaris, and aurora hunting. It's also one of the best places for a variety of glass cabin accommodations. Whether you seek an adventure-filled holiday or a tranquil escape, Saariselkä is an essential destination for experiencing the natural beauty and cultural richness of Lapland.

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Useful Facts About Finland

Capital city: Helsinki
Population: 5.5 million
Currency: EUR
Language: Finnish
Dialling code: +358

There are two high seasons in Finland and the best time to visit depends on where you’re going. The best time to visit the southern part of Finland is in spring or summer, when the weather is the nicest. June, July and August are the best months. For north, summer is when the famous Midnight Sun graces the skies, allowing for extended daylight hours to explore the country’s natural beauty and outdoor activities.  If you’re interested in the winter activities and magical Christmas up in Lapland then December till mid April is the best time to visit. Bear in mind that December is also the busiest and most expensive month so if you’d like to experience the magical winter and do some northern lights hunting, we suggest visiting from mid January till the end of March. You can read more about it from our “Best Time to Visit Finland” blog post

Generally, Finland is a safe country to travel to. At the same time you should still pay attention to your surroundings and use common sense. Don’t walk the dark streets at night, never leave your drink unattended, keep an eye on your belongings and keep your money safe. We also recommend that you check with your government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure.

    • 1 Jan New Year’s Day
    • 6 Jan Epiphany
    • 15 Apr Good Friday
    • 17 Apr Easter Sunday
    • 18 Apr Easter Monday
    • 1 May May Day
    • 26 May Ascension Day
    • 5 Jun Whit Sunday
    • 24 Jun Midsummer Eve
    • 25 Jun Midsummer Day
    • 5 Nov All Saints’ Day
    • 6 Dec Independence Day
    • 25 Dec Christmas Day
    • 26 Dec 2nd Day of Christmas


Please note these dates are for 2022. For a current list of public holidays in Finland go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/finland/public-holidays

Finnish cuisine is a combination of traditional country fare and contemporary continental cooking, filled with Nordic and arctic flavours. Built around fresh, natural ingredients from fish and meat to mushrooms and berries and even reindeer. Just like in the Baltic dishes, seasonal food and everything local plays a big role in everyday cooking. Finns are known for their fondness for drinking. Two liqueurs should be tasted: lakka, made from the saffron-coloured wild cloudberry, and mesimarja, made from the Arctic brambleberry. From non-alcoholic drinks coffee is very popular drink and per capita, Finnish people consume more coffee than any other nation in the world.

If you’re visiting Finland at any time other than summer, then pack warm clothes. If your trip to Finland is in summer then you might have some opportunities to wear shorts and short sleeved shirts but still pack for cooler weather just in case. 

In winter you want to bring good quality thermal clothing. Wool is a great material in the far up North as it warms you even when wet, fleece is also not a bad option. Layer clothing helps you to adapt to the ever changing temperatures and weather conditions of Lapland. A beanie, a warm scarf and warm socks will keep you warm as you are spending time in our winter wonderland. Read more from our “Packing List for Lapland” blog post. 

Blog Posts About Finland

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5 Best Northern Lights Tours

Rovaniemi is a great base for aurora hunting and here you can find a list of some of our favourite northern lights hunting tours in Lapland.

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Best Igloo Hotels in Finland

Considering a trip to Finland and staying in an igloo hotel? Below you can find a list of some of the best igloo hotels in Finland that will blow your mind.

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Santa Claus Village - All You Need to Know

Santa Claus Village offers a variety of activities and attractions that are sure to make your visit unforgettable. Magical winter wonderland awaits.