General Information

Basic facts and link directories

The Lonely Planet Blue List writes that Finland is among ”the Top Ten Nations in the World to Visit in 2007”: ”Cool zone of design in Helsinki, surrounded by remote wilderness areas – Finland is a breath of fresh air on a European adventure”. The Kemi SnowCastle, the Mammut Snow Hotel", in Northern Finland is listed as ”the Most Eccentric Place to Stay in the World”. Besides, Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, were described as ”the World's Most Amazing Natural Phenomenon”.

56 reasons you should move to Finland imediately:

Finland on YouTube (videos):

Accessible Travelling (barrier free travelling for disabled and elderly people):


Countryside holidays in Finland:

Enjoy Europe:

Enjoy Finland:

Finland4you videos:

Finland - This is Finland:

Finland Channel:

Finland Diary by the Washington Post:

Finland Insider:

Finnish Pumpkin:

Finnish Tourist Board:

Genealogical Society (hundreads of links):

Getting Away with Jim Bruner:

Good News from Finland:

Helsinki Times:

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Hiekkasärkät Sand Dune Area (Kalajoki): and


I bet you didn't know this about Finland:

Important Finland Facts:

Infopankki (for immigrants):

I wish I was in Finland:

Jämi (Jämijärvi, near the city of Pori):

Kontiki Finland - Finland Holidays, Helsinki Stop Overs and Guided Helsinki Day Trips:

Lapland, Santa's home:

Lonely Planet: Travel Portal:

Pahkaparatiisi - The Gnarl Paradise - Knorrenparadis (the collection of gnarled wood, over 4000 gnarls in Huittinen):, (the panorama), (the photo gallery)

Photostories: Around the World, Focus on Finland:

Pohjanmaa - Ostrobotnia - Österbotten (Western Finland):


Pori Regional Tourist Office:

Route planner and additional information:

Ruokolahti region:

Saimaa - the largest lake district in Europe: , , , ,

Santa's Lapland and Christmas Club:

Satakunta (Pori, Rauma):

Scenery photos from Finland:


The New York Times (articles about Finland):

Travel in Finland:

Uralic family home page:

Virtual Finland:

Visit Finland:

Visit Lakeland (North Savo, Kuopio region):


World Travel Directory:

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