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Finland Travel Guide

Introduction to Finland

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Welcome to the Finland travel guide from Ramsdens! Finland is a country rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage, and modern innovation. From its pristine forests and lakes to its bustling cities and ski resorts, there is something for everyone in this enchanting country. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or an adventurous one, this guide will provide you with all the information you need to plan your perfect Finnish vacation. So pack your bags and get ready to explore the land of the thousand lakes, where the Midnight Sun shines bright and the Northern Lights dance in the sky.

Major Cities and Attractions

Helsinki: The capital of Finland is known for its stunning architecture, vibrant cultural scene, and beautiful natural surroundings. Attractions include Senate Square, the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, and the Helsinki Zoo.

Tampere: This industrial city is home to numerous museums, including the Tampere Art Museum and the Finnish Labour Museum, as well as several beautiful parks.

Turku: This coastal city is the oldest in Finland and is home to several historic landmarks, including the Turku Castle and the Turku Art Museum.

Rovaniemi: Located in the heart of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi is the perfect place to experience the Northern Lights and other Arctic wonders.

Lapland: This region is home to several national parks, including the Pyhä-Luosto National Park and the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. It is also a popular destination for winter sports, including skiing and snowmobiling.

The Finnish Lakeland: This region is known for its thousands of lakes, forests, and rolling hills. Popular attractions include the Saimaa Lake District and the Koli National Park.

The Archipelago Sea: This scenic sea area is dotted with thousands of islands and is a popular destination for boating and fishing.

No matter what your interests are, Finland has something to offer everyone. Whether you're looking to experience the natural beauty of the Finnish wilderness, immerse yourself in Finnish culture, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery, a trip to this fascinating country is sure to be a memorable one.

Natural Beauty

Finland is a country of breathtaking natural beauty, from its pristine forests and rolling hills, to its thousands of glistening lakes and rivers. The country is home to numerous national parks, including the Pyhä-Luosto National Park and the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, which offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities and wildlife watching. In the summer, visitors can hike and camp in the parks, taking in the fresh air and breathtaking scenery.

The Finnish Lakeland is another area of stunning natural beauty, known for its thousands of interconnected lakes, forests, and rolling hills. The Saimaa Lake District, located in the southeast of the country, is particularly famous for its scenic beauty and is a popular destination for boating and fishing. Visitors can enjoy scenic boat rides, fishing trips, and nature walks, taking in the stunning scenery and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

Finally, the Archipelago Sea, which borders Finland's southwestern coast, is a stunning sea area dotted with thousands of islands. This area is a popular destination for boating and fishing, and visitors can take in the breathtaking scenery from the water, explore the rocky islands and discover the abundant wildlife that calls this region home. Whether you're looking for a relaxing holiday or an adventure-packed trip, Finland's natural beauty is sure to captivate and inspire you.

Cultural Experiences

Visit museums and art galleries: Finland is home to numerous museums and art galleries, including the National Museum of Finland, the Finnish Museum of Natural History, and the Helsinki Art Museum. These institutions showcase the country's rich cultural heritage and offer a glimpse into Finnish history and traditions.

Explore the local architecture: From the modernist designs of Alvar Aalto to the traditional wooden architecture of the countryside, Finland is full of fascinating buildings to explore. Highlights include the Helsinki Central railway station, the Finnish Parliament building, and the Temppeliaukio Church.

Try Finnish cuisine: Finnish cuisine is characterised by its hearty dishes and use of local ingredients. Try traditional dishes such as reindeer stew, smoked fish, and cloudberry tarts, and wash them down with a cup of Finnish coffee.

Attend a Finnish sauna: The sauna is a central part of Finnish culture and is an experience not to be missed. Whether you prefer a traditional wood-fired sauna or a modern wellness

Getting your Euros from Ramsdens

It's a good idea to get your euros from us for a trip to Finland because we offer a range of convenient and cost-effective foreign currency services. 

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Whether you're a first-time traveller or a seasoned jet-setter, we can provide you with the guidance and support you need to make the most of your trip to Finland. So, why wait? Get your euros from us today and start planning your dream trip to Finland.