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Capital: Helsinki
Population: 5,532,156
Area: 338,424 km2

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Lapland, Northern Lights
Lapland, Northern Lights

Saunas, aurora borealis, dog sledding and beautiful scenery are just some of the things Finland has to offer.

Finland is a big surprise for the Nordic countries; a natural wonderland with more trees than humans and more islands than any other country in the world. It is characterized by endless kilometers of wilderness, 188,000 lakes, temperate climate, renovated palaces, phenomenal boulevards and monuments, fascinating restaurants, Gothic cathedrals, magnificent monasteries and ancient museums that represent a rich cultural heritage.

About 5.4 million people live in Finland and over 3 million saunas are located in private homes, hotels, factories, offices and many other places. In this country, saunas are not a luxury, but a way of life.

Another fascinating thing Finland offers that each of us wants to see is, of course, aurora borealis. It is visible during 200 nights a year, i.e. from September to March, and can be seen in northern Lapland. This enchanting phenomenon can be the icing on the cake of your Finnish adventure, because you can spend your days skiing, snowmobiling or sledding. Finland is also a country of national parks - there are as many as 40 of them! Of these, the most beautiful and famous are Pallas-Yllรคstunturi, Nuxio and Urho Kekkonen.

Finnish cities are impressive, with a mix of modern architecture and Scandinavian charm. Helsinki is a modern and cosmopolitan city and the capital of Finland. The influence of East and West prevails in architecture, while the food is completely unique and exciting. You will discover the wealth of historical sights and gastronomic wonders of this city of countless possibilities.

Their cuisine is based on natural and seasonal products that they grow themselves. Today, Finland is becoming a paradise for gastronomy lovers, with as many as eight Michelin-starred restaurants.

The tourist season in the south of Finland lasts from the beginning of June to the end of August. Then all the attractions are open, steamships and ferries circle the lakes and rivers, and the festivals are in full swing. This is the time of long, bright nights, when Finland does not seem to sleep. October and February are good months to visit Lapland. Then you can see the aurora borealis and enjoy winter activities.

One of the most visited tourist destinations in Scandinavia, Finland invites travelers from all over the world to explore its amazing attractions and spend a vacation that will be remembered forever.

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