finland vacation destinations

Finland is a beautiful country in Northern Europe with an interesting history and gorgeous natural landscape. Finland is bordered to the west by Sweden, the east by Russia and the north by Norway. Finland has been party of the Swedish realm and the Russian empire before gaining autonomy and thriving as an independent European democracy.

The people of Finland are said to be the happiest country on Earth. Finland is a nation of simple beauty, wondrous nature and many things to do on a Finland vacation.

We spent time in Finland’s capital Helsinki while on a Baltic trip that also included Tallinn and Saint Petersburg Russia. It’s a fun city worth exploring, especially the Sea Fortress of Suomenlinna.

Good to Know Before Visiting Finland

Capital

Helsinki

Currency

The Euro €

Power Voltage and Socket

230 Volt, C and F Sockets

Official Religion

Protestant Christian, Lutheran

Official Language

Finnish

Knowledge of English

Most Finns speak English to some degree with most members of the younger generations being conversational. It’s easy to get by in Finland with English.

Safety Concerns

Finland is an extremely safe country with a low crime rate. Follow similar precautions as you would elsewhere in Scandinavia and Western Europe and you should expect no violence or crime for your Finland vacation.

LGBT Safety and Protections

Finland is ranked #7 in the world for LGBT safety. It’s an extremely tolerant and accepting culture and has a vibrant and visible gay scene.

Main Tourist Attractions

The main tourist attractions are the city of Helsinki and Suomenlinna Fortress and Northern Lights Tours in the Lapland province. Lapland is also known for its national parks.

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