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Places to see in Finland

Updated on June 21, 2020
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Lovnish Thakur is a Development Sector professional who loves to travel, read, and write.

Finland is a unique land. From high snow-covered mountains to blue waters, the country offers unique landscapes and experiences to everyone. The serene country has something for everyone.

Let's explore some of the places to see in Finland.

Northern Lights

This is the most amazing view nature can ever offer. Infact, the first look of this natural phenomenon is so exciting that some people plan a visit to Finland only to see Northern Lights.

It would be apt to term this natural phenomenon as an out of world experience. These lights are considered to be the most attractive point for visitors in Finland.

September to March is the ideal time to observe this unique astrological phenomenon.

Santa Claus Village

The Finnish version of Disneyland is in the mountains of Lapland. The place has something for everyone including reindeer sleigh rides, igloo hotel and ice restaurants.

Children will definitely enjoy this experience.

Aland

A group of islands, Aland is a nature lovers paradise. The town has an open-air and maritime museum which offers a rich glimpse into the cultural richness of Finland. It would not be wrong to call Aland as the most peaceful place in Finland.

Suomenlinna

This was built to be a sea fortress in the 18th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is popular among locals and tourists alike. The fortress also has museum which showcases the military might of Finland.

If you are among those who love to explore the cultural richness of any place, a visit to Suomenlinna should definitely be on your cards.

Helinski

Helinski is also the capital city of Finland and one of the recommended places to see in Finland. You will find high rise building and pristine nature flourishing hand in hand here.

You can take a ferry ride to explore the city or can relish some traditional Finnish cuisine at Market Square, either way, Finland will surprise you with its elegant beauty.

Levi

This is a popular ski resort town in Finland and is particularly popular among adventure sport lovers. Owing to its proximity to the Arctic circle (only 170 km), the place has extremely low temperatures.

Everyone from beginner to expert ski riders will definitely find something to cherish in Levi.

Savonlinna

Savonlinna is a much-visited city in Finland and is home to Olavinlinna Castle. This is a happening city in Finland and hosts a number of events, all throughout the year. You will witness many ballet festivals and opera here whenever you happen to be in Savonlinna.

Adding to the beauty of Savonlinna are many open-air theatres, museums and art galleries which make it a truly cultural city.

Sibelius Monument

This monument has been build as a mark of respect to Jean Sibelius who was a popular music composer in Finland. The unique point about this monument is that it is built through the use of over 600 hollow steel pipes that form a organ together.

This is not only a mark of respect to the great music composer but also shows the affinity, the people of Finland have towards music and preservation of their cultural ethics.

Turku

Turku Castle is the place to see in this old town. The castle built in 16h to 17th century represents the architectural instinct of that era with perfection. This is perhaps the reason, why it has now been converted into a museum.

You can also visit the church, market and the shopping center in this town as it will give you a glimpse of the Finnish life. The town has a theatre and lot of eateries where you can relish the traditional cuisines.

Nuuksio National Park

Rich in flora and fauna, Nuuksio National Park is worth visiting for anyone who wants to connect with nature. The park as many cycling and hiking trails which will let you experience nature from close quarters.

Nature is at its best at Nuuksio National Park and you should definitely include the visit as a part of your travel plans.

Tampere

This place is spread out between two lakes, Nasijarvi and Pyhajarvi which lends it a unique look. Different kind of activities are held here during winter months which attracts tourists from all over the world.

You can also visit the Moomin Valley museum and Amuri open park, when at Tampere.

Finland is a developed economy and its cultural and financial richness is amply visible in the lifestyle, its people lead. You will definitely love visiting this country.

Do share your experiences, if any of your last visit to Finland.

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    • Lovnish Thakur profile imageAUTHOR

      Lovnish Thakur 

      12 months ago from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

      Yes Janisa, even i want to see these!

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      Janisa 

      13 months ago from Earth

      I haven't been to Finland in a while, but I would definitely love to go back someday and explore some of these places. I'm especially interested in seeing the Northern Lights :D

    • Lovnish Thakur profile imageAUTHOR

      Lovnish Thakur 

      13 months ago from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

      My Pleasure, Liza

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      Liza 

      13 months ago from USA

      I have heard beautiful places to visit Finland. Of course, one day I want to go there and explore myself to the island. Thank you for sharing, Lovnish!

    • Lovnish Thakur profile imageAUTHOR

      Lovnish Thakur 

      13 months ago from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

      Great you liked the article. Indeed, Finland is beautiful

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      Linda Crampton 

      13 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I would love to explore Finland. The places that you've described sound and look very interesting. Thank you for sharing the information.

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      I have never been to Finland, but your well-illustrated article showcases this country very well.

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      Robert Clarke 

      13 months ago from UK

      I visited Helsinki about 10 years ago but would love to do more. It can be an expensive country to visit though.

    • Lovnish Thakur profile imageAUTHOR

      Lovnish Thakur 

      13 months ago from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

      Yes Bill, you must

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      Bill De Giulio 

      13 months ago from Massachusetts

      Looks beautiful. Would love to visit someday.

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