Where to go in Finland
List of regions
Covering an area the size of Portugal, Finnish Lapland is a vast area of wilderness, home to Sami reindeer herders and brown bears. A landscape of legendary tales and the dazzling beauty of the Midnight Sun, it's perfect for all the family, romantic breaks and holidays with friends.
Finland is often referred to as 'the land of a thousand lakes', though in reality this number is closer to 180,000. Eastern Finland is the province where the majority of these waterways are concentrated, earning the region the title of Lakeland.
Off the western coast of Finland an archipelago of islands is emerging from the sea at the rate of a centimetre a year. Tectonic pressure is forcing these islands, located near the Finnish town of Vaasa, up from the beneath earth's surface; a phenomenon that has gained them UNESCO World Heritage re…
The Finnish capital, Helsinki, is a real hotchpotch of influences and styles. Historical occupations by Russia and Sweden have left their trace on the city, varying the architectural layout. The Neoclassical architecture of the Lutheran Cathedral on Senate Square, contrasting with the Russian style…
Finland's cosmopolitan capital, Helsinki, is where many visitors to Southern Finland choose to concentrate their stay and with its reputation for great nightlife and cutting edge modern design, it's easy to see why. However, Southern Finland is about much more than just its capital city.
Spanning the southern coast of Finland, the Aland Islands are, surprisingly, a predominantly Swedish-speaking region; this oddity is due to the area's status as an independent Finnish province, with its own flag and governing body.