Finland

The Most Beautiful Spots You Need to Visit in Finland

1) Helsinki Cathedral

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Nicholas Church and Great Cathedral, the current main church of the Helsinki Diocese was completed in 1852. Helsinki Cathedral Parish is a lutheran congregation in central Helsinki. The Helsinki Cathedral is the icon of Helsinki – and for a reason. Just in the middle of the city, it rises above all other buildings.Helsinki Cathedral is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday from 12 am to 6 pm. The Helsinki Cathedral in the city of Helsinki is a distinct landmark that stands tall in the heart of the capital of Finland.

 

2) Vantaa

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Kaljakellunta, also known as “Beer Floating”, is an annual open festival  where thousands of participants float down the Kerava/Vantaa -river . Beer floating (Kaljakellunta in Finnish) is an open and unofficial Finnish summer event. Kaljakellunta is a beer floating festival organized by participants through social media by voting for the time and date of the event. People come from far and wide to take part in the festival of fun, jumping and scrambling aboard makeshift, often tiny, rubber rafts, as well as slightly larger paddle boats, which are loaded to the brim and filled to bursting point with stacks of beer.

 

3) Kauppatori (Market Square) and Esplanadi

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 The Market Square is located on the eastern side of central Helsinki, between the south harbour and Esplanade Park.Located at the South Harbour at one end of the Esplanade Park, the Market Square is Helsinki’s most international and famous market.  It is located in central Helsinki, at the eastern end of Esplanadi and bordering the Baltic Sea to the south and Katajanokka to the east.The offerings include cheeses, coffee beans, seafood and sweets. A great souvenir idea is, for example, to select something from the wide variety of tinned foods.

 

4) Rovaniemi and the Arctic

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Rovaniemi, the Official Hometown of Santa Claus and the capital of Lapland, lies right on the Arctic Circle, which makes the town a gateway to the arctic. In Rovaniemi, the Arctic Circle runs through Santa Claus Village, located eight kilometers north of the city centre, where it is clearly marked. In Rovaniemi, you can meet husky dogs and try dog sledding year-round – sled riding is also great fun!  Duration of a wintry dog sleigh ride varies from a few minutes to several hours, depending on your wishes and schedule: 

 

5) Halti

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There are several mountain peaks in this area, the highest of which is on the Norwegian side.Backpacking is almost the only way to reach Halti Fell, the highest point in Finland (1324 meters above sea level), because there aren’t any roads near Halti. Halti is situated right on the Norwegian/Finnish border. It’s actually not a peak itself, it’s just the shoulder of a peak whose summit is in Norway.

 

6) Hietaniemi Beach (Hietsu) in Helsinki

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Hietaranta (also called Hietsu) offers a shallow and safe swimming area and is very popular on hot summer days.hietaniemi beach (hietsu), Helsinki is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. Enjoy the attractions of this popular tourist spot.Hietaranta (or Hietaniemi) is popular and famous beach that is also comfortable during autumn time.Hietaniemi Beach, or just Hietsu to the locals, is Helsinki’s hottest beach, where hunks strut and bikini babes oil up in summer .

 

7) Turku Archipelago

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The Turku Archipelago is certainly one of the most prolific in the world: a total of some 20,000 islands and skerries. Turku’s Archipelago contains the most diverse and interesting national park in the whole of Finland. The circular route can be taken clockwise or counter clockwise, starting in the historical city of Turku, and continuing through rural archipelago villages . Admiring the midnight sun, juicy berries, and traditional saunas are just a few of the best things to do in Turku and the Turku Archipelago.  A breathtaking view of the archipelago opens from the vantage point on top of the rocks. Water bus Lilly sails to Vepsä three times a day in summer season.

 

8) Helsinki Christmas Market

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Helsinki Christmas Market is the oldest and largest event of its kind in Helsinki. Helsinki Christmas Market opens right in the heart of town in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  The market is organized at the Senate Square between December 6th and 23rd. This is the most important Christmas market in Helsinki, made up of nearly 120 stalls, it takes place in the historical Senate Square (Senaatintori) .  Helsinki Christmas Market is the largest in the city and has been running the longest out of all the others.

 

9) Espoo

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Espoo is the second largest city in Finland with a population of about 240 000. Espoo is situated on the coast of Gulf of Finland, just west of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The very small city of Kauniainen is inside of Espoo.  Espoo, Swedish Esbo, city, southern Finland, just west of Helsinki, in a region of broad, flat valleys covered with low clay hills.  There are lots of things to do in Espoo Finland, from Haltia Nuuksio to Espoo Museum of Modern Art, feeding reindeer and more.

 

10) Kuopio

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Kuopio comes into its own in the summer when it plays host to a major dance festival, as well as a lively wine festival. Kuopio is a Finnish city and municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia (Pohjois-Savo). Kuopio is also a hugely popular holiday destination for sports enthusiasts, with three highly recommended ski centres in Tahko, Kasurila and Puijo for winter sports . The distance between Kuopio city center and Tahko tourism center is less than one hour by car. In Kuopio, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, and overcast.

11) Finland Ice Marathon

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Finland Ice Marathon is one of Finland’s oldest ice skating events on natural ice. The race centre is in the harbour of Kuopio, catering to participants with activities and comprehensive facilities. The Finland Ice Marathon is an annual event in Finland that keeps growing each year. Kuopio’s most famous and popular ice-skating track is the Finland Ice Marathon track on the ice of the lake Kallavesi, which is free for use for everyone. The distances is for ice biking 100 km / ice biking 50 km / ice biking 25 km , Ice skating 200 km  / ice skating 100 km / ice skating 50 km / ice skating 25 km  and 50 km kicksled .

 

12) Turku Market

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Turku Market Hall is the second oldest market hall in Finland Opened in 1896. Turku . Market Square of Turku offers a colourful and varied range of high quality products. This indoor market with its numerous stalls stacked with fish, meat, vegetables, cheese and pastries has preserved the authentic atmosphere of the market. The Hall offers a unique atmosphere and opportunity for your business at the heart of Turku, at the oldest and most traditional shopping centre of the city.

 

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