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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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