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What You Should Know More About Finland

  • Travel Advice

    •     Do not use politics or any of the sensitive topics in conversations.
    •     Finnish people are friendly and you can as well start a conversation with the locals on the bus as well. You will most likely get a positive response.
    •     Remove your shoes off when you are invited at anyone's home. Do not leave before their local brew of coffee and bun is served to you.
    •     Do not ever visit anyone without being invited.
    •     Do not make excuses or empty promises about meeting anyone. They take meetings set up seriously and believe it.
    •     Do not tip. Most of them may not know how to respond to tipping.
    •     Nordic walking contains walking with poles in hands. It is a popular activity in Finland amongst all age groups.
    •     Try Finnish cuisine, it's delish and worth trying.
    •     Make sure you visit the countryside before leaving the city. Laplands and the Northern Lights are a must visit.
    •     When you make new friends, offer them drinks.
    •     All food is eaten with fork and knife. There is no concept of finger food in Finland.
    •     Alcohol and gas is expensive in Finland.
    •     Learn a few local works in Finnish and use them when you speak.

  • Drinking Law

    You must be 18 years and above to buy wine and beer. To buy spirits you must be 20 years and above in Finland.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Islands, archipelagos, Lapland

     

    Finnish Lapland is also called as the winter wonderland. During summer there are 24 hours of sunlight. Northern Light, scenic hiking and biking trails, skiing, sled dog tours, snowmobiling, reindeer rides, and more adventures and places of sightseeing are available in Lapland.


    The Blue Lakeland is comprised of islands, rivers, canals, forests, ridges that stretch a few hundred kilometers and have a picturesque view. Hämeenlinna is a city that has castles, parks, galleries, and many places of sightseeing. Lakes in Finland are the cleanest in the world.

     

    Outdoor sports and activities


    Kokemäenjoki delta area is good for birdwatching. Bothnian Sea National Park has wild waves, lighthouses, and is a good place for diving. Saparoniemi cottage must be visited between May and June to get a glimpse of nature and bird life by the lake and water.


    You can take a guided seal safari on one of the archipelagos. There are many grey seals living in the Baltic Sea. You can visit the Archipelago National Park to have a look at the white tailed Eagle which has now become a rare species. You can take an eco tour in watching the Saimaa seal as they lay sunbathing. You can meet the brown bear as you go on guided hikes in the park areas. 


    There are 39 National Parks in Finland. The Oulanka National Park is a haven for nature and landscape photography lovers. There are scenic spots, waterfalls, rivers, hills, many hiking routes, gorges, bridges, birds, and rare species of orchids at this park. The Nuuksio National Park has woods and many natural landscapes, scenic spots, lakes, lush green forests, crags, and beautiful setting. The Koli National Park has landscape beauty. You can get a great view of Lake Pielinen.

  • What you will like there?

    What you will like there


    The Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is an Icelandic heritage site. Visit Porvoo to view pottery and scenic wooden houses. You can rent a car and visit Lakeland and view thousands of lakes. The   Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna is a must visit for its beauty and opera festival. Hämeenlinna Castle was built in the 13th century and is one of the oldest castles in Finland.


    Sauna is a national sport in Finland. You can take a sauna, thermal baths, Icebreaker cruising to see the Snowcastle in Kemi, get a glimpse of the stunning Northern Lights, and take sled rides and safaris.

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?
  • Books

    Lonely Planet Finland (Travel Guide) by Andy Symington and Catherine Le Nevez.

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