In Finland everything is turned upside down – here, the sun shines at midnight in the summer months, and the magical Northern Lights transform the skies in the long winter. Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region is a picture-perfect winter wonderland offering impressive sights and the opportunity to meet Santa Claus in the village of Rovaniemi. Situated within the Arctic Circle, Lapland’s landscapes include forests laden with snow, glistening frozen lakes and towering mountain ranges.
Finland is a mecca for outdoor adventurers eager to experience an impressive range of winter activities. If you’re seeking the Northern Lights, you’ll find them in Kaklsauttanen, one of the best places in the world to see them. In summer, the Land of the Midnight Sun calls travellers to enjoy endless daylight and numerous fun activities including cycling, hiking, camping and swimming.
Why visit Finland
Its cities, including Helsinki, the capital, are steeped in history.
You can meet Santa Claus in his hometown.
In summer, the sun shines 24 hours a day.
It’s the best place to see the incredible Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
The country is crazy about saunas.
It's home to incredible wildlife including bears, reindeer, lynx and the rarest seal in the world, the Saimaa Ringed seal.
The skiing is superb.
It’s home to at least 70,000 islands, many of which you can explore.
From vibrant seaside cities to beautiful islands; from lush national parks teeming with wildlife and birds to the charming olde-worlde town where Santa Claus resides, Finland offers a magical holiday experience. Families love it here, especially at Christmas time. Couples love the romantic idea of staying in an igloo under the stars. Friends enjoy summer and winter travel here with so many different adventure sports. And solo travellers get to experience an extraordinary place with so much to offer. Let Thompsons Holidays arrange a bucket-list Finland holiday package for you.
What to do in Finland
Finland, in Northern Europe, might be small in size, but it’s packed with things to do. Known for its magnificent landscapes, including thousands of lakes and forests, Finland offers a unique holiday where you can visit Santa in his village, admire the magical Northern Lights and see wildlife in its natural habitat.
Helsinki, the capital, is a vibrant seaside town with beautiful islands to explore and lush green parks to discover. It’s known for its bars and clubs, great restaurants and lively atmosphere. In summer, visitors enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, cycling and exploring the country. In the cold months, Finland transforms into a winter wonderland, with so many fun activities, including skiing, sleigh rides, dog-sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling.
Things to do in Finland
Go camping on one of Helsinki’s 330 surrounding islands.
Visit the UNESCO-listed Fortress of Suomenlinna.
Explore Finland’s second oldest city, Porvoo, with its charming cobblestone streets and iconic red wooden houses.
Discover the country’s history from the Stone Age onwards in the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki.
Spend the night in a lighthouse on an island.
Give Santa your Christmas wish list in Rovaniemi.
Watch the Northern Lights from a glass igloo in Kakslauttanen.
Embark on a reindeer safari.
Stay up all night in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Go hiking in one of Finland’s 40 national parks.
Finland is a country that is mostly untouched by tourists, and that is very much part of its charm. Travellers are catching on to its magic, its majestic forests and stunning natural landscapes, fascinating cities and towns and its wintry delights. Thompsons Holidays will arrange a holiday for you in this stunning little country, an opportunity for families, couples, friends and solo travellers to all experience some bucket-list adventures.Choose from our fantastic Finland holiday packages on offer or contact us for a more information.
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