Finland is one of those countries that we all
know of, but actually know very little about.
Most people will tell you its full of lakes and
forests, maybe that Helsinki is the capital, &
of course that it’s the home of Santa Claus.
With the exception of the capital, and the
pre-Christmas influx to Lapland, tourism here
is still pretty low key. But that shouldn’t put
you off, because Finland is a destination with
much to offer.
Helsinki is a great place for a city break, with
magnificent architecture, a range of cultural
opportunities, & an intriguing history to unveil.
It’s also a good base to explore the southern
half of the country, or further afield to Saint
Petersburg or Tallin.
Huge swathes of Finland’s south are covered
by lakes & endless pine forests. It’s a region
the Finns themselves often choose for their
holidays, indulging in their passion for nature
and all things outdoors.
In the south eastern coastal region a large
archipeligo offers a wealth of small hotels &
self catering cottages in and idyllic setting.
At the other end of the country, thousands
descend on the snowy reaches of Lapland
each December, hoping for a glimpse of the
big man in a red coat. If you can’t find him...
ask a reindeer!