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Finland Travel Wiki

Easy travel guide
Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Finland

You’ve got the northern lights to see. There are amazing natural saunas to enjoy. There are numerous cities that offer a fusion of Swedish and Russian influences that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

There’s also the fact that you’ll have a rich culinary culture to explore that doesn’t involve franchised quick service options. These are just a few of the reasons why you’ll fall in love with Finland when you plan a visit.

Here are a few more. With its location near the Arctic Circle, there are places where the sun doesn’t complete set for weeks at a time. The sun will get low on the horizon though, which means you can find a beach, grab a bottle of your favorite wine, and enjoy watching a sunset for 3+ hours evening after evening.

The cities of Finland offer visitors numerous metropolitan activities as well. If you can drag yourself away from the almost 200,000 lakes, then you can enjoy a bike tour of your preferred city. Be courageous and enjoy a reindeer sandwich or some other wild game. Visit a historical site or two, embrace the local culture with a visit to a cozy village, or take part in one of the many market squares to find something amazing.

In Finland, the food is incredible. The vistas are incredible. The weather tends to cooperate based on your preferred season. The only thing left to do is plan your trip here to experience one of the best getaways you’ve ever had.

Best of Finland

Allow us to recommend Lapland.

Holidays in Lapland are something that everyone should enjoy. The area is unique not only because of the weather, but also because of the many things there are to see and do. Have you ever seen a reindeer driving competition? You can see one in Lapland. This is an extraordinary event to see. It is exciting and funny at times. The entire family will find this event something to remember. The open-air museum of the Lappish Museum is something to see. It is a reconstruction of a village from yesteryear. In the music hall, you can enjoy the Jazz in the Polar Nights event, which is more for the adults in the group.

Ice fishing

Your holidays in Lapland can also include fishing at Lake Inari or exploring the nature and wildlife of the Northeastern Wilderness area. If you enjoy scenic tours, you will enjoy a ride down the roads of Lake Inari for some beautiful views you cannot see anywhere else. This area alone is worth the trip to Lapland. In Pyhajarvi, you will see the ice fishing competitions with many anglers out on the ice trying there hand at catching the prize fish. In Muonio, they have the cross-country ski races for everyone to watch. The area is filled with competitions that will interest everyone.

Gold panning competition

A favorite competition that you will find interesting is the gold panning competition in Rovaniemi. This is where you will find the Gold Museum as well. The Tankavaara Ski races and the Hetta Music event are events to see as well. There is so much competition in Lapland that you will have your share of thoughts on everything you see. If you happen to wonder onto the Artic Highway to Sodankyla, you will see the Lapland festival of arts, the Midnight Sun Film festival and the Urho Kekkonen National Park.

In Enontekio, you will see the midsummer ski races and fitness run while Kilpisjarvi has the midsummer skiing contests. Lapland is a winter vacation for the entire family no matter what time of year it is. You will enjoy fun, excitement and some adventures as well.

Welcome to Winter Wonderland

Holidays in Lapland are spectacular because you are never going to miss out on winter activities. Have you ever seen a man in swim trunks crawl into a hole in the ice and enjoy the water as refreshing as it was? Well probably not, but you will see this in Lapland, where everyone tries something different for the first time. Get away from the heat and try spending your holiday in Laplands winter wonderland.

City Guides

Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see and do in the city.


Helsinki, capital of Finland

Helsinki Travel Wiki Travel to Helsinki Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Helsinki As the capital and largest city in Finland, Helsinki already has a lot going for it. There are plenty of job opportunities available here, making the city consistently one of the world’s best places to live. It’s located along the southern shores of Finland, giving visitors and locals alike the chance to enjoy beautiful beaches and...


Jyvaskyla Travel Wiki Travel to Jyvaskyla Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Jyvaskyla Jyvaskyla is located in central Finland and is one of the largest cities in the region. The main attraction for this city, however, is the hundreds of lakes that surround the area and the trails that wind through the forested hills. That makes it perfect for skiing in the snowy winter or enjoying the sunshine during...


Kajaani Travel Wiki Travel to Kajaani Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kajaani Kajaani is an inland town of Finland, but don't let that description fool you. The town comprises a total area of over 2,200 square kilometers and nearly 25% of that space is made up of water. It's one of several communities that was founded in 1651 by Per Brahe, who was the Swedish rule of Finland...


Kemi Travel Wiki Travel to Kemi Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kemi Kemi is a small community in Northern Finland that is really not on the map when it comes to tourist destinations in Europe. If anything, people come to this community in the winter because it is the home of the world's largest snow castle, which is usually built on the towns inner harbor every year. It...


Kittila Travel Wiki Travel to Kittila Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kittila Located in the northern reaches of Finland, Kittila is not your typical holiday resort community. It's located above the Arctic Circle and offers many skiing adventures to those who are brave enough to venture that far north. The resort community hosts one of the early season Alpine World Cup events each year and the circuit that...


Kokkola Travel Wiki Travel to Kokkola Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kokkola Kokkola has been around since the early 17th century and is one of the oldest towns in Finland. It was initially part of the tar trade at the time and the community has been an important part of history throughout the years. It even had a role in the Crimean War when locally armed defenders repelled the...


Lappeenranta Travel Wiki Travel to Lappeenranta Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Lappeenranta Lappeenranta sits just a few miles from the Russian border and the town has been chartered since the middle of the 17th century. A marketplace was there at the headlands of Lake Saimaa before it became a city, however, and the area has always been a strategic place of interest. It has seen a number of...


Oulu Travel Wiki Travel to Oulu Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Oulu     Travel and vacation in Oulu, Finland Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Finland. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Finland. We try to find the best travel video about the city and its surroundings and we write about the best...


Rovaniemi Travel Wiki Travel to Rovaniemi Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Rovaniemi How can you not take the opportunity to visit the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi? This capital of Lapland in Northern Finland is just 10 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle and offers a number of fun and fascinating opportunities to explore during a visit. Artifacts from the region show that the area was tamed as...


Savonlinna Travel Wiki Travel to Savonlinna Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Savonlinna Are you looking to relax in a place where life is considered to be good all of the time? In Savonlinna, you'll find that this outlook is perfectly present in everything that you see and do while here. Founded in the 17th century, this community was held by Russia for nearly 70 years until 1812 when...


Tampere Travel Wiki Travel to Tampere Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Tampere Located in southern Finland, Tampere is actually situated between two lakes that are 18 meters apart in sea level. This has created a series of rapids over time as the landscape has evolved, which means that power generation has always been central to this city's existence. It also means that even though Tampere is an inland...


Turku Travel Wiki Travel to Turku Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Turku Founded near the end of the 13th century, Turku could be the oldest community in Finland. Over the centuries, it was also one of the most important cities in Finland and was even the largest city in the country until the middle of the 19th century. Many of the events that have defined Finnish history have...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Biggest City Finland

Facts about Finland, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Finland, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Finland Holidays

Finland Public Holidays See the calendars for national Finland holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Finland holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Geography and facts, Finland

Finland, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work. Vacation in Finland Northern Lights, endless nights, stunning fjords, and a happy population make Finland vacations special. The nation’s topography is mostly flat, due to the last Ice Age, but that...

Money Finland, Local Currency, Euro

Money in Finland (notes and coins) Finlands legal tender is called Euro (EUR). 1 Euro = 100 cent. Coins in circulation: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent €1 and €2 Notes in circulation: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. European Central Bank

National Tourist Information Finland

Traveladvisor in Finland: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from the National Tourism Organisation. Discover the country and the cities getting the most out of your vacation with the professional help from the people who knows their country and their culture the best. Finland Tourism Authority WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE FLICKR INSTAGRAM GOOGLE+ PINTEREST VIMEO Finland is a country of islands, lakes, and forests. The modern capital city of Finland is Helsinki and is filled with museums and galleries. In...

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
6 JanuaryEpiphany
VariableGood Friday
VariableEaster Sunday
VariableEaster Monday
1 MayMay Day
VariableAscension Day
Friday between 19 - 25 JuneMidsummer Eve
Saturday between 20 - 26 JuneMidsummer Day
Saturday between 31 - 6 NovemberAll Saints' Day
6 DecemberIndependence Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberSt Stephen's Day

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

3Turku252,468Finland Proper
4Oulu185,440Northern Ostrobothnia
5Jyväskylä116,480Central Finland
6Lahti115,897Päijänne Tavastia
8Kuopio82,268Northern Savonia
10Joensuu63,490North Karelia
11Lappeenranta54,139South Karelia
15Hämeenlinna49,216Tavastia Proper
16Seinäjoki45,732Southern Ostrobothnia
19Mikkeli36,009Southern Savonia
20Kokkola35,367Central Ostrobothnia