Home of Santa Claus and the happiest people in the world, according to the World Happiness Report, Finland is one of the greenest countries in Europe. Wildlife and forests are two distinguishing and highly underrated features of Finland, often buried under the beauty of the midnight sun and the northern lights. The country is known as “the land of thousand lakes”, containing around 187,888 lakes country wide. It features over 3 million saunas that can be easily accessed, in fact Finland has more saunas than they have cars! Finnish modern architecture employs a "neoplastic" use of space that emerges directly from the function and surroundings of building structures. Despite the notable innovations of the twentieth century, much of the national architectural identity resides in older buildings that have achieved an iconic status overtime.
NO UPCOMING TOURS AT THIS TIME
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to visit Finland is during the summer months of June, July and August.
GOOD TO KNOW
Finland has an annual Day for Failure every October 13th.
Photographing Helsinki’s impressive churches
Sweating it out in a steaming Sauna
BE SURE TO TRY
• Karjalanpiirakka (rice pies)
• Leipajuusto (bread cheese)
• Lihapullat (Finnish meatballs)
by Sofi Oksanen
The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
Under the North Star Series by Väinö Linna
American and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter Finland.