Getting here

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

You can get around by plane, bus, car, train, steamship, cruise ship, bicycle, skis or sleigh. We recommend you take your time and choose the most environmentally friendly options. Slow travel is the best way to travel.

Relax and enjoy your journey.

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 – transport networks by air, rail, road and water are comprehensive and reliable. 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’.

PERILLE – YOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRIP PLANNER

Perille trip planner makes traveling with public transportation easier than ever before.

With Perille, travelers can find all transportation options, plan trips and buy tickets easily in one service. You can compare trains, buses, taxis, flights, and ferries within Finland, and also between Helsinki and Tallinn, a popular travel destination in Estonia.

Download the free Perille App or head to www.perille.fi. Happy Travels!

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