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Southern Finland

Visit Southern Finland

Introduction

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.

Special offers in Southern Finland

Best of Finnish Lakeland Self-Drive

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,010 pp incl. flights

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offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £215 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

This nine-day self-drive tour takes in the beautiful lakeland region of Saimaa, on Finland's border with Russia.

Stockholm & Aland Islands

7-day tailor-made cruise and self-drive from £760 pp incl. flights

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offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £105 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

The Aland Islands are made up of a staggering 90,000 islands, located in the Baltic Sea between Stockholm in Sweden and Turku in Finland are a renowned as a family-friendly summer holiday destination with opportunities for sailing, swimming and cycling among the islands.

Monarchs & Tsars

8-day cruise from £4,885 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $300 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

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Top itineraries in Southern Finland

Best of Finnish Lakeland Self-Drive

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,010 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £215 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

This nine-day self-drive tour takes in the beautiful lakeland region of Saimaa, on Finland's border with Russia.

Visa-Free Cruise to Russia

6-day tailor-made journey from £885 pp incl. flights

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.

Huskies in Lapland Tour

5-day tailor-made break from £985 pp incl. flights

Enjoy the incredible beauty of Finnish Lapland on this five-day winter adventure to Harriniva, deep inside the Arctic Circle.

Belles of the Baltic - Helsinki, Stockholm & Tallinn

5-day itinerary from £545 pp incl. flights

This superb five-day independent tour takes you to three fantastic capitals in just five days. You'll travel from the Swedish capital, Stockholm, to Finland's Helsinki and on to last year's European Capital of Culture, the exciting city of Tallinn in Estonia.

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Top places to stay in Southern Finland

Hotel Indigo, Helsinki

Contemporary hotel

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.

Hotel Fabian, Helsinki

Contemporary hotel

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.

Hotel Haven, Helsinki

Contemporary hotel

Finland’s first member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group is a perennial favourite among Helsinki’s growing number of fans.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki

Accommodation

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…

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Where to go in Southern Finland

Helsinki

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…

Aland islands

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.

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