6 reasons to fall in love with Finland

6 reasons to fall in love with Finland

The northern European nation of Finland, bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia, is a beautiful holiday destination, offering gorgeous, untouched landscapes and a plethora of activities to fill your itinerary.

From the popular, snowy Lapland, to scattered smaller, quaint villages and hidden bays along the Finnish coastline, there’s countless reasons to fall in love with Finland – check out our six top reasons why!

1. Vibrant Helsinki

Finland’s southern capital, Helsinki, is a fantastic seaside city and must-visit on your Finnish break. The vibrant capital is home to an array of attractions, including the popular Ateneum art museum, one of the museums of the Finnish National Gallery, as well as Temppeliaukion Kirkko, a beautiful Lutheran church in the Töölö neighbourhood.

A day of sight-seeing is essential in Helsink, where you can explore its historical city centre, Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral (the largest Orthodox church in western Europe) and of course, Helsinki’s coastline, made up of a variety of bays, inlets and islands.

2) An ancient castle

Finland is home to Olavinlinna Castle, an impressive 15th century three-tower castle, located in the south-eastern town of Savonlinna.  The medieval castle consists of a main castle with three towers and a bailey, as well as a restaurant and festival halls. Set beautifully on a lake, the castle is a superb, scenic attraction to visit on your Finnish holiday.

3. Pretty Pyynikki

Pyynikki is a cultural attraction and park in the southern city of Tampere. The park has been a place of natural beauty since the 1830s and today, is home to the renowned Pyynikki Observation Tower, standing at 85 feet tall and offering brilliant, panoramic views of the city.

4) Medieval Porvoo

The town of Porvoo, located on the southern coast of Finland, is another reason to fall in love with Finland. The medieval town, widely known as Old Porvoo, is a fascinating, historical site, which attracts visitors from all over the world.

The pretty town is home to idyllic, candy-coloured houses, cobbled streets, an array of peaceful cafes and restaurants and Porvoo Cathedral, which dates back to the 15th century.

5) Lapland

Lapland is a hugely popular holiday destination in Finland, boasting fantastic ski resorts, excellent opportunities to see the infamous Northern Lights and of course – home to Father Christmas!

Lapland is also home to Ranua Wildlife Park, the northernmost zoo in the world, consisting of around 50 wild animal species, from wolves to polar bears.  With husky sledding, tobogganing and reindeer sleigh rides on offer – a holiday to Lapland will be unforgettable!

6) Särkänniemi Amusement Park

Särkänniemi Amusement Park offers a fantastic day-out on your Finnish holiday. The park, located in Tampere, boasts a children’s zoo, amusement rides, a planetarium, an aquarium and an art museum – an attraction sure to please the whole family!

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With a dedicated team of advisors, we are perfectly positioned to help you book your high-quality Finland apartment, at the best possible price. You can also arrange your flights, transfers, airport parking, car hire and travel insurance safely and securely through our online booking service!

Book your Finland holiday with Travelopo today!

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