When the nights are long in Finland (and they can be very, very long) there's much more to do than huddle inside with a vodka or two. You can ski across vast frozen lakes or relax in a sauna, beating yourself ever so gently with a fragrant branch of birch leaves to loosen the travel grime. During the months of the midnight sun, coastal regions, including the Turku archipelago and ?land Islands, are a sailing and fishing paradise. Inland, the largest unspoilt wilderness in Europe attracts thousands of trekkers every year.
In the south the capital Helsinki has over 30 art galleries and museums, while in the north Santa Claus kicks back 364 days a year. Where else in the world can you take a reindeer tour or an icebreaker cruise then hit the green for some midnight golf?
Area: 338,000 sq km
Capital city: Helsinki (pop: 560,000)
People: 98% Finns, Gypsies, Samis
Language: Finnish & Swedish (English is widely spoken in tourist establishments)
Religion: Lutheran & Orthodox
Government: Democratic republic
GDP: US$118.3 billion
GDP per head: US$22,900
Annual growth: 5%
Major industries: Metals and engineering equipment, telecommunications, timber and paper products
Major trading partners: EU (Germany, Sweden, UK), Russia, USA
Member of EU: yes
Euro zone participant: yes
Finland Hotels : Lower Price Guaranteed
We have partnered with major Travel Wholesalers, who have contracted blocks of hotel rooms at very special rates. We are passing these savings on to you. Book now and enjoy these savings which previously only enjoyed by travel agents and corporations.
- Every hotel has been inspected and negotiated with lowest deals by our travel wholesaler.
- Enjoy our excellent premier services. We require your payment at only 7 days before check-in for all confirmed booking. You will have the room booked without any too early payment.