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Getting here and around

Once you’ve arrived, take your time. You can get around by train, bus, car, steamship, cruise ship, bicycle, skis or sleigh. Relax and enjoy it.

Finland is a large and sparsely populated country, but getting from point A to B is no hassle. Transport networks by air, rail, road and water are comprehensive and reliable.

When arriving in Finland, chances are you’ll be landing in Helsinki. Even if not, you’ll notice all corners of the country are connected.

Tour Operators

This is the easy way to travel, with a wide selection of travel packages from many tour operators.

To book, please contact your travel agent or the operator directly.

how will i find my way around?

Getting around in Finland is no hassle – once here you’ll soon find out that everything works like clock work. In addition to all those conventional means of travel there is quite an array of cool alternatives – why not try riding a husky or reindeer pulled sledge or strap on some cross-country skis?

on the road

Traffic jams on the same scale as central Europe are uncommon in Finland. You might hear complaints about the traffic from Finns, but never from visitors. Their attitude is completely different to that of big-city residents: to a Finn, a delay of a couple of minutes is equivalent to ‘heavy traffic’.

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Dive deeper into Finland:

Tour Finland by Car

A 16-hour-drive from tip to tip, 10 official tourist routes, varying landscapes and white nights. Every car tour of Finland is a unique, self-made adventure.

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Reindeer Ride

The reindeer is an icon of Finnish Lapland, and sleigh rides are a great way of experiencing the Arctic wilderness.

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Cycling in Historical Eastern Uusimaa

Besides the historic town of Porvoo, the area is also home to some of the most beautiful manor houses and ironworks in Finland.

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Helsinki and Lakeland Routes

Experience Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland through a road trip you will never forget.

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Meet Ari - the Steamboat Captain

Finland’s lake district is a dream destination for sailors. Ari Juva has been sailing his own steamboat on Lake Saimaa for decades.

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Paddle the Grand Lake Saimaa

Finland’s largest lake and the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe - perfect for paddling for a day or two.

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Tour Finland by Car Reindeer Ride Cycling in Historical Eastern Uusimaa Helsinki and Lakeland Routes Meet Ari - the Steamboat Captain Paddle the Grand Lake Saimaa By Airplane There are 27 airports in Finland, five of which have regular international flight services. The main gateway is the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. The northernmost airport is in Ivalo in Lapland, approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle. Read More By Car Finland has right-handed traffic with a polite and stress-free driving culture. There’s a good network of petrol stations close to each other. Finland’s coach route network is one of the most comprehensive in Europe covering more than 90 per cent of public roads. Read More By Train Finnish trains are spacious, comfortable and clean – many have their own play carriage for children. The rail network stretches all over the country from Helsinki to Kolari in Lapland. Read More By Bike Finland is a vast country – it would take you a good few weeks to ride a bike from Helsinki to Lapland. Read More By Boat As Finland is a country of thousands of lakes and surrounded by the sea, you can guess that all kinds of boat services are on offer. Why not try an old-fashioned steam boat on the Grand Lake Saimaa or hop on a sea cruiser and take a trip to the Åland islands? Read More