Celebrate (with) Pride in Finland

There is no staying in the closet in Finland. This is the country where you can send your postcards home with gay erotic stamps and take part in endless rainbow-coloured activities throughout the year. World famous erotic artist Tom of Finland’s hunky imagery might even be on your hotel pillow and sheets if they happen to be Finlayson textiles.

Pride festivals have become a permanent part of the summer party scene in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku as well as in other cities in Finland. Check if your travel dates coincide with a parade as the festivals mean a weeklong program of enjoyment. During this week you can try out meditation, panel discussions, open mic, danceoke, poetry, workshops, barn dance and good old partying (just to mention a few) – all with a queer flavour.

This friendly and liberal atmosphere as well as the fun and interesting activities make Finland a great travel destination for the LGBTQ community.


Photo: Helsinki Pride / Jussi Hellsten

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Full of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West.

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