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Finland is the northernmost country on the European continent and is bordered by the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. Geographically, Finland can be divided into four regions, Archipelago Finland, Coastal Finland, the Finnish lake district and the Upland Forest.

Archipelago Finland is made up of thousands of islands from the southwestern coast to the Baltic Sea. Coastal Finland is used primarily for agriculture and farming and is characterized by broad clay plains. The lake district is the largest of Finland’s geographic regions. Due to the sheer volume of lakes, it is impossible to tell just how many exist there. The largest of these lakes is Saimaa. With an area of 4,400 square kilometres, Lake Saimaa is the fifth largest lake in Europe. Finally, Finland’s Upland Forest has parts that extend beyond the Arctic Circle. The northernmost part of this geographic region is known as Lapland with points reaching approximately 1,000 m (3,350 ft) in height.


Finland Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Finland.

Learn about the history and culture of Finland, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Finland's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're adequately prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Finland for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Finland tours today!


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