Why come to Finland?

Reasons for choosing Finland:
  • Get off the beaten track of traditional European tourist attractions
  • You need to hide
  • You want to do something that your friends haven’t done
  • You’re bored of crowded places
  • You want to see Santa
  • You want to experience clean nature (while the world still has it)
  • You like to have fun in the snow
  • You love the Moomins
  • You want to learn real driving
  • You feel cold (Come to the land of the sauna)

What to do in Finland at least once?
  • Swim in an icy pool
  • Go to the sauna
  • Be inspired in the homeland of legendary composer Jean Sibelius
  • Hop from island to island in the Archipelago of south-western Finland
  • Buy a Finnish design classic
  • Rent a cottage by a lake
  • Take a walk in an old wooden town (Porvoo, Rauma, etc.)
  • Meet Santa Claus and ask if he really exists (Don’t pull off his beard)
  • Eat a ‘Karjalanpiirakka’ (fast food that looks like a boat)
  • Walk in the woods
  • Drive on an icy road
  • Meet a herd of reindeer while skiing in Lapland

What you WON´T see in Finland?
  • Pyramids (hopefully)
  • Crowded beaches (at least not many)
  • Slums
  • The old king and his smiling queen
  • Football hooligans
  • Your neighbour
  • Smog
  • Intrusive salesmen
  • Traffic jams

Finland boasts…
  • The biggest archipelago
  • The craziest summer activities
  • The fastest rally and Formula drivers
  • The one and only Santa Claus
  • The most saunas
  • The world’s cleanest nature
  • The world’s cleanest tap water
  • The biggest ferries
  • The biggest snow castles
  • The most honest public officials
  • The biggest milk drinkers

What you will miss when you leave Finland?
  • The confident women
  • The honest people
  • The endless summer nights
  • Space to breathe
  • Clean water from the tap
  • Shiny green grass of spring
  • Birch trees
  • That after sauna feeling
  • The feeling after swimming in a hole in the ice
  • The smell of the forest
  • Party attitude
  • The peace and quiet
  • The taste of real bread