Visit Southern Finland
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.
Outside Helsinki is one of the best cycle regions in Finland, the Uusimaa. Starting out in the capital, these picturesque country roads carry you all the way to lookouts at Hanko Cape, the southernmost tip of Finland. Alternatively connect with the King's Road, one of the oldest tourist routes in Northern Europe, running from Norway to Russia.
The Uusimaa wilderness is one of Finland's best beauty spots, partially encompassed by the Nuuksio National Park. The quiet here is a striking difference to the nearby city centre, but many visitors never make it out to this unspoilt region; home to 33 km of the best Hiking trails in Finland. The glens, groves and lakes offer up a beauty rivalled only by the isolated Aland Islands off the coast.
Top itineraries in Southern Finland
Travel from Helsinki to St Petersburg by sea without the time-consuming process and expense of applying for a Russian visa. An overnight cruise from the Finnish capital Helsinki arrives in St Petersburg mid morning the following day.
Free car hire
This nine-day self-drive tour takes in the beautiful lakeland region of Saimaa, on Finland's border with Russia.
Enjoy the incredible beauty of Finnish Lapland on this five-day winter adventure to Harriniva, deep inside the Arctic Circle.
Top places to stay in Southern Finland
Located in one of the city’s most historic and diverse areas Hotel Indigo offers an eclectic accommodation option, featuring spa facilities, a gourmet restaurant and a world of design.
Situated in the heart of Helsinki, Hotel Fabian is built around a lush courtyard, a short walk from the Market Square, gardens of Esplanadi and the famous Museum of Finnish Architecture.
Finland’s first member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group is a perennial favourite among Helsinki’s growing number of fans.
A mix of historic ambience and modern convenience make the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel a great city-centre choice for visitors to the Finnish capital Helsinki. The hotel is located close to the city's main railway station from where shuttle bus service runs directly to the airport and is also within w…
Where to go in Southern Finland
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…
When to go to Southern Finland
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