Travelling in Finland by train

We thought we had seen Finland. We had been skiing and mountain biking in Lapland, visited the stunningly beautiful southwestern archipelago, and experienced all the cultural and culinary wonders of the big cities such as Helsinki, Tampere and Turku. But had we really seen it all? It’s a large country after all, bigger than Italy, almost the size of Germany.

 

With this in mind, we started to plan a trip that would take us to some of the hidden away gems in smaller cities and in the countryside. Travelling by train was the obvious choice. The train network is extensive and covers most of the country. The trains are new, reliable and pleasant to travel with, and most importantly, they not only take you to the key cities, but to smaller towns and countryside villages as well.