Welcome to the Official Travel Site of Finland
Twenty years ago, Akira Omori packed his backpack and went on the road. The young man couldn’t have then imagined that he would leave Tokyo behind for good.
Take a look at the geographical shape of Finland and you’ll see why people call her “The Finnish Maiden”. At the tip of her thumb is the only part of the country where peaks rise 1,000 metres above sea level. Nestled in those peaks you will find a tiny village called Kilpisjärvi, home to roughly a hundred year-round residents. One of them is 25-year-old snowmobile guide Jussi Rauhala.
Experience Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland through a road trip you will never forget.
The cottage is an institution in Finland. In the holiday seasons, Finns flock to the countryside for quietness and relaxation at cosy hideouts.
If the Finnish archipelago and long Baltic coast make you think about beautiful summer days filled with sailing and boating, you are definitely on the right track. But the Finnish coast invites you for many great experiences throughout the year.
If Finland is one of the world's best kept secrets then Gunnarsstrand is a secret within a secret. Meet Pelle, the beachcomber artist who has lived there all his life.
With the midnight sun anything you can do during the day, you’ll be able to do at night – with a special edge, mind you.
Finland is the land of the Midnight Sun. Over two thirds of the world’s people who experience this phenomenon live in Finland.
Midsummer is a main national holiday in Finland, and is spent either relaxing or celebrating.
Finland hosts an unbelievable number of music festivals every summer. Pick your favourite, book your ticket and get prepared to celebrate long into the white night.
Yes, it gets cold in Finland in the winter. But that's no reason to stay indoors - just gear up right and make the most of the fresh white season.
Lapland is the perfect place to rest and relax, and the further up north you go, the better you understand the uniqueness of Lapland.
Cross-country skiing is somewhat of a national sport in Finland. It is extremely good for the body and mind, with beautiful winter scenery serving as an inspiring backdrop.
It may be hard to believe but ice swimming is healthy! It is said to improve one's immune system, reduce stress and relieve inconveniences such as rheumatism.
Finland is one of the best places on Earth to spot the Northern Lights - they appear on more than 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland.
In Finland, nature’s most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis, can be viewed in a range of purpose-built spaces from glass igloos to luxury suites.
For many, elaborate structures carved out of ice and snow are the stuff of fairy tales and fantasy. In wintertime Finland, fantasy becomes reality.
Christmas is a time for families to make new memories together, yet it is usually over in the blink of an eye. This is where Finland steps in.
A cruise on Arctic Icebreaker Sampo leaves even the most seasoned seafarers awestruck.
When Finland’s waters freeze over, tour skaters grab their blades and head out to the open.
Autumn leaf colour, “ruska”, is a spectacular natural phenomenon in Finland.
Tinja Myllykangas is a young woman who traded city life to a wilderness hut in Lapland. She now runs a sled dog safari business and shares a deep bond with the wild.
Finnish Lapland - its barren, beautiful natural landscape has an irresistible charm.
How often do you fall asleep to the sound of silence? Heat up the lakeside sauna in the summer or get cosy in front of the fireplace in the winter, rest and revitalisation are guaranteed.
In an exclusive interview, the one and only Santa Claus reveals why, for him, Finnish Lapland is and will always be the best place to live.
Finland's second oldest town, full of history and famous for its lovely restaurants and cafes.
Spend the night in a lighthouse to discover genuine peace of mind.
Timeless summer memories from photographer Martti Jämsä´s summer house.
Moomin is probably the most known and adored Finnish icon, if not before, then right after Santa Claus.
Finland’s Baltic coast with its tens of thousands of islands is a perfect travel destination for anyone looking for a sailing experience with a difference.
Yyteri - have a go at the many activities or simply relax and enjoy the long, shallow beach.
Finnish berries and fruits are packed with sweet flavors and healthy vitamins and flavonoids.
Bengtskär is the tallest lighthouse in the Nordic countries. Paula Wilson, the lighthouse keeper there, explains the magic of the historical building and its surroundings.
Shaped by the Ice Age, the Turku archipelago consists of over 20,000 islands and islets.
Finland’s largest lake and the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe - perfect for paddling for a day or two.
The archipelago of Helsinki consists of around 330 islands, providing a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The round fells of Finland’s main ski area, Lapland, offer varying terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
Activities in wintery Helsinki: top things to do in the snowy capital.
Conveniently accessible by a ferry, and the 20-minute ride gives one an immediate taste of the relaxed pace of life on the island.
Fall in love with the winter wilderness and it could completely change your life. Pasi Ikonen is a prime example of what the pull of Lapland can do. A nine-to-five working week in central London was left far behind when...
Snowmobiling is sort of like riding a motorcycle on snow, and many would argue a lot more fun.
Christmas lights, St Thomas’ market and warm drinks exude cheering warmth in the perfect Christmas city Helsinki.
The reindeer is an icon of Finnish Lapland, and sleigh rides are a great way of experiencing the Arctic wilderness.
Snowshoeing is a great way to experience Finland’s wintry wildernesses.
They’re cute and they’re fast; a husky tour is an exquisite way to see the Arctic wilderness in Finland.
Besides the historic town of Porvoo, the area is also home to some of the most beautiful manor houses and ironworks in Finland.
How about hiking in summer, cross-country skiing in winter, gathering berries and mushrooms or simply going for a walk in the woods?
In the company of a Wilderness Guide, you can safely meet a brown bear, Europe’s largest omnivore. It is a meeting that you will never forget.
In Finland, that magical Christmas experience is not just something you see on television.
Winters in Finland are cold, but all you need to do is dress right and enjoy the opportunities the season provides.
On a fine summer day, Finns have an overwhelming urge to get outside and get out of town. During the week, when the sun is warm, they are eating lunch at a sidewalk café, sunning in the park, bicycling home...
Summer ends with an explosion of colour in the forests. This is the season known as ‘ruska’, when the autumnal reds, browns and yellows are especially beautiful on the fells of Lapland. September is also a popular time for trekking...
During January and February, there is almost always snow in northern and eastern Finland. Even if there’s little snow in Helsinki, there’s often up to a metre or more on the slopes in Lapland. The snow season in northern Finland...
Summer is short in Finland and spring is even shorter. In southern Finland there is often snow on the ground at the beginning of April, with a few crocuses poking their heads through the bare patches. In May everything is...
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