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.