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Finland: Travel Information


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  • Old Town Architecture in Helsinki
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Finland is in Northern Europe and borders with Russia to the east, Norway to the north and Sweden to the west. The country is a thoroughly modern welfare state with well-planned and comfortable small towns and cities, but still offers vast areas of unspoiled nature. Finland has approximately 188,000 lakes (about 10% of the country) and a similar number of islands.

In the northernmost part of the country the Northern Lights can be seen in the winter and the midnight sun in the summer. Finns also claim the mythical home of Santa Claus and a large tourist industry in Lapland caters to Santa fans. 

Finland is technically not a part of Scandinavia. Even Finns rarely bother to make the distinction, but a more correct term that includes Finland is the "Nordic countries" However, Swedish, is one of the two official languages of the country. Finland has a 5.5% Swedish-speaking minority and is officially a bilingual country.

Due to the extreme latitude, northern parts of Finland experience the famous Midnight Sun near the summer solstice, when (if above the Arctic Circle) the sun never sets during the night and even in southern Finland it never really gets dark. The opposite is the Arctic Night in the winter, when the sun never comes up at all in the North. 


 

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 properly 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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