22 Iconic Architecture Sites in Finland

From Helsinki to Lapland, Finland is a magnet for architecture lovers looking to explore everything from old wooden churches to modern masterpieces. 

Alvar Aalto is someone who most Finns and visitors alike think about when it comes to Finnish achitecture. He was a modern visionary with a human touch and a deep appreciation of nature. Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly one of Finland’s most famous architects but there’s much more to explore from the National Romantic landmarks of Eliel Saarinen to new award-winning designs like Helsinki’s Oodi Central Library. These places are best experienced in person as many Finnish architects showcase the interplay between ever-changing light and nature. Their designs are rich in detail, reflecting the famous Alvar Aalto idea of a building as a complete work of art.

Scroll down to explore our curated list of some of the most famous public architecture buildings in Finland.

Article published in May 2020. Image above by Amos Rex Art Museum.



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