Continent Finland

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Why Travel Finland?

 

Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden and Russia and has Helsinki as its capital, which sits on a peninsula and coastal islands in the Baltic Sea, and is home to the 18th-century fortress Suomenlinna, the Seurasaari open-air museum and a neoclassical cathedral.

 

 

 
Finland is often called the Land of a Thousand Lakes because it is home to over 188000 lakes. As many of these lakes are very large in size, a great part of Finland is covered in water—making it distinguishably different from the other European countries. And because water is present in abundance in Finland, the country is a home to vast green forests, beautiful Baltic sea islands, windswept arctic fells and untouched beautiful landscapes that are home to thousands of wild animals and birds.

 
The lakes and wilderness rivers of Finland provide some excellent opportunities for canoeing and white-water rafting. Top spots for paddlers include Saimaa, Lake Oulujärvi and Lake Inari. For churning white water, you could head straight to the Kukkolankoski rapids or Oulanka National Park.

 
A must visit is a trip to Lapland, the mythical home of Father Christmas. A snow-coated wilderness populated by reindeer and elks, Lapland is the original Winter Wonderland where the real Santa Claus awaits you.

 
Next on your cards should be the Helsinki's Linnanmaki Amusement Park which isn’t a Disney World but you can easily spend a full, fun day here with water slides, a roller coaster and an arcade all set on a hilltop on the outskirts of Helsinki. And incase the party scene in Helsinki leaves you feeling in need of a detox, what better way than indulging in Finland’s traditional national obsession, the sauna. As a city, Helsinki is a city of parks, forests and water and has historic architecture that recalls its Russian and Swedish past and modern buildings from famous Finnish designers, as well as excellent museums, superior shopping, animated nightlife, and the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress.

 
Finland is also known as one of the ‘big seven’ ice hockey nations (alongside Canada, Russia, the US, Slovakia, Sweden and the Czech Republic) and the game is the country’s most popular sport alongside Formula One racing. So you could spend your day witnessing one too.

 

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