Visiting Finland has been likened to stepping into a refreshing shower on a hot day. Even in the cultured capital, Helsinki, the air is clean, and the countryside has a cool beauty. The western coast is fringed with countless islands, while the southern Saimaa district is drenched by myriad sapphire lakes. Here you can sail, fish, or take a relaxing sauna – followed, of course, by a dip in the lake. In Kuusamo, there are ancient forests where bears and wolves roam, and where lichens glisten on the trees lining the waymarked walking trails.
Indeed, besides such innovation, Finland’s rich and sometimes turbulent history is also revealed in its buildings: onion-domed Orthodox churches speak of the days when it was part of Russia, while fortresses like Suomenlinna Castle recall centuries of Swedish rule. During the first millennium BC, various peoples settled in Finland, including the nomadic Saami, who inhabited the north of the country.
Airlines to fly to Finland: Austrian Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Czech Airlines, Delta, Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa, Malev, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss Airlines, , United Airlines, US Airways.
Cities to fly to Finland: Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, Vantaa.