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Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Finland

July 23
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    Get ready to visit Finland! In this article, I hope to share a few places that will help inspire you to visit Finland and to include in your itinerary. There are so many things to see, do, and experience in Finland that the list would be so long, that most people would skim or stop after a few to go back to scrolling on Tik Tok. To keep it simple, I’ve made my list of the top 5 places to visit in Finland below. Then you can get back to planning your trip… or scrolling on Tik Tok… whichever you prefer 🙂


    If you’re visiting Finland at the end of June, you will get to experience their summer solstice celebration where the sun is present all day and night. During this time, many people will rent a cottage where they can have bonfires and spend time in the sauna, which is a very important part of Finnish culture. Or you can opt to participate in the summer solstice festivals, parties, and midnight open-air traditional dancing.


    Channel your inner Buddy the Elf and experience Christmas every day of the year. Perfect for children and adults, step into Santa Clasus’s Village to whisper what’s on your Christmas list. Afterwards, write a letter postmarked with the Arctic Circle stamp, visit Santapark, or go on a reindeer sleigh ride.

    Northern Lights

    Witness different phases of the magical aurora light up the sky, while standing in the Laplands of Finland. Observe revontulet, what the Finns call Fox Fire. The myth is the Northern Lights were created from an Arctic Fox running through the snow that sent sparks up to the heavens. Make sure to bring the right photo equipment so you can capture this unforgettable sensation.

    Urho Kekkonen National Park

    Located in Finland’s Laplands, experience nature stretching to the east of Saariselkä to the Russian border. This is perfect for wildlife photographers, hikers, and cross-country skiers.

    Åland Islands

    Visit the largest archipelago in the world! With over 6,700 islands, you can enjoy activities like island hopping, photographing lighthouses, cycling, beach relaxation, or exploring various island towns.

    Finland’s allure extends far beyond its stunning natural beauty and unique cultural experiences. The Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Finland, in this guide, are just a glimpse of what this enchanting country has to offer. Whether you seek the mesmerizing Northern Lights, the tranquility of the Finnish Lakeland, the vibrant urban energy of Helsinki, or the arctic wonders of Lapland, Finland welcomes you with open arms. Embrace the magic of Finland and create memories that will last a lifetime as you explore these top-rated destinations. Your Finnish adventure awaits!

    Planning a visit to Helsinki? Be sure to visit my Complete Travel Guide.
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