Finland Vacation: Coronavirus Information
Most Finland hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Finland trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.
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Stretching into the distance of Europe’s far north, Finland is a nation with unforgettable culture complemented by jaw-dropping scenery. Start with fabulous museums and inspiring architecture in the capital, Helsinki , before discovering the beauty of Finland’s sprawling national parks. Unearth an Arctic way of life in Lapland and search for the remarkable northern lights.
Far removed from the more frigid regions, Helsinki is a bustling haven of art and design. See the museums of the Kamppi dDistrict, along with superb structures, such as Temppeliaukio Church and the graceful Kamppi Chapel . Take a boat cruise around the bay to explore some of the more than 1050 islands.
From that modern metropolis, take a 5-hour drive northeast to the outer wilderness of Linnansaari National Park. Rent a kayak and spend days exploring serene Haukivesi Lake and its many islands. Camp in complete isolation with only seals and ospreys for company.
More adventures are waiting in the northern regions, particularly Lapland. Kemi at the far end of the Gulf of Bothnia features the world’s largest snow castle. Drop by to admire the frozen walls, doors and floors or stay a night in the icy hotel. The town itself is charming, with a deep-water harbour and a traditional icebreaker taking visitors out for rides.
The winter sports centre of Saariselka, 155 miles (250 kilometres) north of the Arctic Circle, is a scenic place to end your trip. Get into the festive spirit with a reindeer ride and conclude your journey in style beneath the mesmerizing aurora borealis (northern lights).
Finland lies between Sweden to the west, Norway to the north and Russia to the east. Fly to the main international airport in Helsinki or Tampaere farther north and Turku to the west. Food generally involves steaming pasties and fried meats, with anything involving reindeer also popular.
Finland captures the imagination with mystical icy wonderlands and exciting modern cities.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Finland?
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Finland?
- Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa): 5,506 international flights per month.
- Turku (TKU): 181 international flights per month.
- Mariehamn (MHQ): 85 international flights per month.