From: #flymeto | Sep 17, 2015
Finland is correctly called the Republic of Finland. It is located in the eastern part of Scandinavia. It borders on Russia and Sweden, on the south it borders on Estonia. It is a member of the European Union. Sweden has about 5.5 million inhabitants and 1.2 million of them live in the capital Helsinki. The currency is the euro.
Finland is called the land of lakes. Only the larger ones can be found here over 190 thousand. When visiting Finland you can speak Finnish, Lapland, but also English, German or French. You can fly to Finland by direct flight from Prague in two hours.
Finland can be visited throughout the year. The main tourist season runs from May to September. Lapland is the most beautiful in autumn. You will find almost untouched nature and a number of free public camps. Enjoy mushrooming, fishing, deep forests and of course lakes.
Are you interested in sightseeing? Follow them south of Finland. Favorite destinations are Helsinki, Turku or Tampere. In Helsinki you can visit the Evangelical Neoclassical Cathedral of Tuomiokirkko or the Orthodox Church of Eternal Sleep of the Virgin Mary. Modern buildings include the Finlandia Concert and Congress Hall, designed by the renowned architect Alvar Aalta.
Not far from Helsinki you can visit the Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated on eight islands. Among other places visited are the medieval castles Olavinlinna and Hämeenlinna or the capital of Lapland Rovaniemi, which is also the headquarters of Santa Claus.
Lesser-known places include national parks and the largest wooden church in Kerimäki or the old wooden church Petäjäves. Aland Islands. In Vaasa, you can visit the Bragegården Open Air Museum. The city of Jyväskylä houses the museum of architect and designer Alvar Aalta and you can admire many of its buildings.
With the ticket you can travel all over Scandinavia.