places to visit in Finland

Places to visit in Finland

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A north European country Finland is one of the most beautiful places in the world. From white glazing mountains to deep seas, Finland is truly a Pandora’s box.  Commonly known as the land of the thousand lakes, the place is also covered with forest. The population here is quite low and the freedom of the roaming act is followed here. Sunrises here only for a few hours even during summer making it one of the coldest countries in the world.

We look at some of the best places to visit in Finland:

1. Helsinki

The Finland cities were never constructed for modern times and were always in the favour of the ancient architecture but Helsinki- the capital of Finland was the first city to be constructed with the modern times in the year 1812 which is just like a duplicate of the Russian Port City, St. Petersburg. There are various important churches in this city which make it the most visited place in Finland. The stadium which conducted the 1952 Olympics should also be there in the list to visit due to its beautiful decor

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

2. Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is the best gateway to the northernmost region of Finland called Lapland. This city was compared to the capital city till the big destruction which took place in the Second World War. The most beautiful place to visit in Finland is the Santa Claus Village situated in Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus stamps can be easily obtained from the Santa Claus Village. There are various cultural homes and Science Centres which make it an Educational Centre too.

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

3. Savonlinna

Located at the midpoint of the country, Savonlinna is located in between Lake Saimma. The orthodox Museum of Savonlinna has been one of the landmarks of this country. It is the place where the world’s largest wooden church is present. There is a special market square where the famous Finnish dish, Muikku, is found in the hands of every vendor due to its delicious and tongue watering taste.

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

4. Porvoo

Finland is one of the oldest countries and old traditions are also prevalent in these areas. Porvoo is the second oldest country in Finland and a must-visit place in Finland. The cobblestone areas of Porvoo are still famous for its historic architectural wooden work. The wooden houses are still seen in most of the areas. Pastries and candies are famous here and most of the businessmen love to opt for the deals of pastries and candies as their cup of tea. An 11th Century Cathedral is also famous among the visitors for its artworks.

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

5. Turku

Known to be the capital of Finland till the 19th Century, Turku is considered as the oldest city in Finland and best place to visit in Finland. Now Helsinki has been the capital for 2 centuries but still Turku is considered as one of the best places in Southern Finland. The unlimited number of historic architectures and religious landmarks has made this place a must-visit in Finland. The 19th Century fire destroyed all the historic architectures which were considerably important for the whole nation. Thus, very less historic architectures are present today and the Finland Government has now taken all the steps of security to protect these historic architectures forever on.

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

6. Finnish Lakeland

Lakes are very scarce in the ice-covered countries but as the name suggests, Finnish Lakeland, it is termed as the place of the lakes. It is amazing to know that there are near about 55,000 lakes and all of them are not less than 200 meters in width. However, the lakes are not so deep. The largest lake in this region is Lake Saima where the visitors can easily boat, swim and just hike the area and dip into the chilled water. The university town or St.Olaf’s Castle is the place where all the educational facilities from playschool to postgraduate degrees can be attained. Thus, having this enormous number of lakes in the city, it is a place to must visit in Finland.  

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

7. Kemi

Finland is not an industrial country but Kemi is an exception to this respect. It is the industrially most advanced city in Finland. It is also known best for the pulp mills which are only endemic to this place. Yet as we know that Finland is a place of beauty thus a city in Finland without any iconic features is just incomplete. A snow castle is a place which makes this industrial place equally beautiful and the best place to visit in Finland. At the night, there are special ferries present for the tourists to have an exciting view of the icebergs and the incredible ice view.

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

8. Aland Archipelago

Located in the midpoint of the Baltic Sea, Aland Archipelago is the autonomous islands that belong to Finland. The residents living here are more from Sweden as in this group of islands Swedish is a more prominent language compared to Finnish. Ferry Service is always available for the transportation of the residents and the tourists from one of the islets to the other. The famous Pommern or the ship turned into Museum is the must-visit place in Finland.

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

9. Tampere

Finland is a small country in terms of area and the largest cities in Finland are comparably the same as the smallest city in many countries. Tampere is the third-largest city in Finland. It just looks like a collection of neighborhoods rather than a metropolitan city or large city. The Natural History Museum shares all the history of ancient Finland and its economic state. The well-known Sarkanniemi Adventure Park located on the outskirts of Tampere is a great attraction for tourists. It has a beautiful aquarium, historic art gallery, and a magnum size children’s zoo.

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

10. Levi

Visiting Finland is every couple’s honeymoon dream. The unexplained beauty of the mountains and the rivers flowing by makes Levi one of the best places to visit in Finland. The skiing and snowboarding from the high mountains are a must to do activities when in Levi. A safari on the reindeer is another best activity that travelers can do here. The lounges, nightclubs, and bars are the places to relax after such expeditions in Levi

Must-visit place in Finland
Must-visit place in Finland

Souhardya Das

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