Finland Travel Club
Finland (Suomi, Finnland, Finlande, Finlandia) is the home country of sauna, Sibelius and Santa Claus. The Moomins are Finnish, too. We have about 3.3 million saunas and only 5 million people in Finland! There are so many saunas that every Finn could relax in a sauna at the same time. There are more saunas than passenger cars in Finland! About 99 % of Finns take a sauna at least once a week.
There are 187 888 lakes, 179 584 islands, 5 100 rapids and 450 600 summer cottages in Finland. Saimaa is the biggest lake area in Europe. There are more than 13 000 islands and almost about 15 000 kilometers of shoreline in Saimaa.
Finnish nature is extremely beautiful, especially in Lapland (wonderful fells i.e. arctic treeless mountains, 200 000 reindeer, the midnight sun during summer and the Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis - during winter). Finland is the only country in the world, where two national parks (Nuuksio and Sipoonkorpi) are situated only 30 minutes from the city centre (the main railway station) of the capital.
Watch live Finnish bird box cameras and you could see birds nesting or overnighting in bird boxes: Bird Box Cam, Bird Box Cam 2. Check also golden eagle online cameras: Golden Eagle Camera. Look at these Finnish nature cameras too: Natureit. See also other live webcams and a multimedia by Helsingin Sanomat Newspaper about Four Seasons in Finland (click "Aloita esitys" in the bottom of the page).
The archipelago of Turku is said to be the most beautiful one in the whole world. The island group between the Finnish mainland, Åland islands and the Swedish mainland is the largest archipelago (90 000 islands!) in the world. There are more islands and islets than people there! Groups (min. 8 persons) may stay overnight in Herrankukkaro (an archipelago holiday village in Rymättylä, Turku). It is possible to sleep in a luxurious bird-box (a sea view), in nature, in sauna or in many kind of cottages there.
We have many specialities: the biggest snow castle in the world, the largest wooden church in the world and the biggest indoor aqua park in Europe etc. You can even try kick sledding also in the summer on a track made in a Finnish primary rock. The airport of Helsinki-Vantaa has been selected as the best airport in the world. Our luxurious boats cruising from Helsinki and Turku to Stockholm are the best ones on the Baltic.
Bengtskär Lighthouse is Scandinavia's highest (52 meters) lighthouse. It was built in 1906 and it is the first lighthouse museum in Finland. You may stay overnight in the old home of the lighthouse keeper! All the rooms have a sea view. Remember also other interesting attractions.
In Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen you can stay in a glass igloo and you see the northern lights or the midnight sun from your own bed. These igloos are very warm and they have motored beds. Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen has snow and ice igloos, an ice bar, an ice gallery and a snow chapel, too (in winter of course).
Read also about other interesting accommodation possibilities. We especially recommend spa hotels. Most of them have large indoor swimming pool departments, massaging showers, waterslides, saunas, steam rooms, outdoor pools and special pools for children. Usually all these activities are included in the room price which isn't higher than in other hotels. Other activities and health spa treatments are optional.
There are many exotic and unique events in Finland: Wife Carrying World Championships, Swamp Soccer World Championships, Swamp Volley World Championships, Aquajogging World Championships, Santa Claus Reindeer City Race, Santa's Midnight Sun Marathon, Midnight Sun Film Festival, Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, Karaoke's World Championships, Kicksled World Championships, Birch Bark Baking Festival, Flirting National Championships, Chatting Up Contest For Singles, Swarming Around A Field Festival, Finger Pulling World Championships, Kissing Festival, Snowmobile Watercross, Air Guitar World Championships, Old Greezer Carting World Championships, Summer Jig World Championships, Chili Eating World Championships etc. There are also very many activities for children in Finland. For adults and children over seven years there is a new climbing park named Flow Park in the cities of Turku and Lappeenranta.
Finnish women were 2nd in the world to gain the right to vote in 1906. Our former president Tarja Halonen is a woman, too.
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Welcome to Finland, a modern country with long cultural traditions. You will enjoy your trip and you will remember it for your whole life. Tips and details on the left.
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