Looking for a new destination in Europe to explore in the future? Look no further than Finland! The country’s many cultural and historical attractions, along with the unspoiled natural surroundings make it an ideal destination to travel to.
- Suomenlinna Fortress
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna Fortress is one of the most iconic landmarks in Finland and one of the biggest tourist attractions in Europe. This sea fortress was built gradually from 1748 onwards by the Swedes (back when Finland was still a Swedish territory) on a group of islands belonging to the district of Helsinki. It takes just a 15-minute mini cruise ride from Helsinki’s Market Square to reach the fortress, so don’t miss out on this amazing site when you travel here.
Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland which was entirely destroyed during World War II. However, today it’s a modern city that lies right on the Arctic Circle, making it the gateway to the Arctic, besides being popular as the “official” hometown of Santa Claus. Rovaniemi is best known for being the place for viewing the Northern Lights, which are visible on around 150 nights a year from late August until early April. In the summer, the sun never sets enough for it to get dark, and the Midnight Sun phenomenon takes place. Be sure to travel to this beautiful European city!
- Lemmenjoki National Park
Dreaming of exploring the wilderness in Europe? Adventure seekers would love travelling to Lemmenjoki National Park. The biggest national park in Finland and one of the largest in Europe, Lemmenjoki National Park covers approximately 2.860 km² in Inari and Kittilä in Finnish Lapland. The park is home to several rare and endangered species, as well as the local Sámi people. Stretching over 70 kilometres, the majestic River Lemmenjoki flows through the national park. Hop on a riverboat or hike along one the signposted trails to experience the beauty of the fells rising up from the river valley!