Finland

Finland is the perfect destination to escape your everyday life. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled nature, admire the Northern Lights or cool off on a warm summer day in one of Finland's countless lakes.

Why travel to Finland?

Food

Due to the history of the country, Finnish cuisine has been strongly influenced by Swedish and Russian cuisine. Mainly potatoes, bread, meat and fish are eaten, and often different kinds of meat and fish are prepared together. Finns keep their dishes simple. Usually very few spices are used, often only salt. Finns are also said to be the world's biggest coffee drinkers, averaging 5 cups a day.

Culture

The countless saunas are part of the cultural heritage. They can be found everywhere in the country and are considered a central part of social life. In the earlier rural life of the Finns, the sauna had a very great importance. It was also used as a washing or utility room and some children were even born in the sauna. Apart from that, Finland's calendar offers countless cultural events and festivals. Often, the beautiful backdrop of the various lakes and forests is also exploited for festivals.

People

Finns are hospitable, familiar and warm-hearted. Their often taciturn manner should not be confused with rudeness, but rather understood as a kind of Finnish tact. Finns are friendly and polite to travelers, and for them it is important not to impose.

Nature

With 188,000 lakes, which are among the cleanest in the world, Finland is often referred to as the land of a thousand lakes. But not only that, 70 % of Finland's area is covered by vast and dense forests. This is more than any other European country can boast. It can also boast the largest area covered by water in the world in relation to its land mass. And if that's not enough, you can marvel at the enchanting Northern Lights in the sky 200 nights a year.

National language of Finland

Finnish

Currency of Finland

Euro €

How do I say thank you in Finland?

Kiitos

Time zone of Finland

The time difference from Central Europe is +1 hour.

Best time to travel to Finland

All year - for aurora September to March

Secret places in Finland

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