Are you considering a vacation in Finland? If so, you are in for the most unique vacation experience of your life. Finland is a very beautiful Northern European country bordering Russia, Norway and Sweden. Its capital, Helsinki, takes on an old-fashioned peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea.
You can enjoy hiking along the beautiful countryside in a traditional wood stove, try your hand at fishing, or take part in activities like geocaching and sailing. The Northern Lights are visible from the northern area of Finland, a large, secluded area in the middle of the Lapland region. The secluded areas are very beautiful and there is plenty to do and see in these areas. Some of the most popular activities include sailing, hiking and horseback riding.
Some of the more secluded areas that you might want to visit while on holiday in Finland include the far southern coastal region of Jukainen, which is an area with a very beautiful, sandy beach. The northern part of the Lapland region features many beaches where you can relax or swim. The western part of Finland is home to quite a few tourist attractions, including the popular Aland Islands. There are also quite a few beautiful hiking trails to explore, some even within the protected and closed in forests.
The capital of Finland, Helsinki offers a wide variety of tourist attractions for all kinds of tastes and budgets. There are museums to enjoy in the historic and art galleries, lots of cafes and restaurants serving a wide variety of dishes from vegetarian to meaty, and plenty of night life and shopping. As you would expect, there are many beautiful buildings to view from the various tourist areas. For travelers who enjoy culture, there are plenty of interesting museums here to enjoy as well.
The best places to travel in Finland are also found in relatively small cities, which makes them even more special and memorable. Ivarim, a quaint little fishing village, is one of the most beautiful and interesting towns you will ever want to visit. It is a favorite among lovers of the outdoors and hiking and there are many hiking trails to explore. Another small fishing village called Hainohe is equally beautiful, especially during summer. It is one of the best places to go for picnics on the shore.
Finland is definitely one of the best countries in the world to visit for any kind of holiday. It is home to some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable, which is why so many people choose to spend their vacations here. Whether you want a relaxing vacation or an adventurous one, this amazing country has it all. With plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, great shopping centers and a vibrant night life, you should certainly make this their number one destination when looking for the best holiday ever.
John is a traveler and blogger. He had travelled various places around the world but fell in love with the beautiful scenery in the Laplands and makes sure to share it with others in any way.