Boasting of several beautiful islands, lakes, comfortable and well-planned small towns and an exclusive culture, Finland provides its visitors a different experience altogether. The country is a natural wonderland featuring more trees than citizens. Here, you will find the top ten places to visit in Finland, the ones that you must never miss out on when visiting this beautiful country.
This is a beautiful town in Finland situated attractively on a narrow and long lake named Vanajavesi. One of the most popular landmarks of this town is the red brick castle. The Aulanko Park is also one of the major attractions of this town.
Aland Archipelago is a collection of beautiful islands located right in the center of Baltic Sea. Technically, it belongs to Finland but the islands run autonomously. One of the most important sites to visit at this place is the Aland Maritime Museum. Other sites include Kastelholm, the 14th century castle and the ship turned museum known as Pommern.
As is suggested by the name, Finnish Lakeland is an area boasting of an abundance of beautiful lakes. This area is comprised of more than 55, 000 lakes spread across eastern and central Finland.
Saimaa with its location in the Finnish Lake District is the largest lake of the country and Europe’s fourth largest lake. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations where even the locals dream of living cottage life.
Yyteri is famous for possessing the longest beach of Finland stretching four miles on the western Baltic shore. The place is known for wonderful sand dunes. It is also one of the most well-known leisure destinations of Finland especially for the ones travelling to this country during the summer season.
Tampere is a cocktail of innovation and industry, vibrant arts and Finnish hospitality. Tampere offers great scopes of boat cruising, cross-country skiing and hiking to the tourists as it lies between the two popular lakes namely Nasijarvi and Pyhajavari.
The Uspenski Cathedral
This Russian Orthodox Church is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Finland. It is located at the Katajanokka peninsula in Finland and its sheer size is sufficient for impressing the tourists.
The Suomenlinna Fortress was built during the second half of the 18th century and it shows off one of the most advanced European military architecture. This exclusive historical monument also serves as one of the biggest maritime fortresses of the world. It is one of the smallest wonders of Finland serving as a popular tourist spot.
Lapland is popularly called the town of Santa Claus or the Santa Claus village. Located in the northern part of Finland, Lapland offers exclusive natural beauty. The area is filled with pine and tundra forests while you can see frozen lakes and snow hills during the winters.
Koli National Park
Koli National park is popular natural landscape. It is located in the eastern part of the country and is famous for heritage landscapes, boreal forests, high and low land meadows, silicate rock vegetation and bog and eskers woodlands.
Thus, it can rightly be said that Finland, the icy and long Scandinavian backbone rarely fails to mesmerize and enchant its visitors.