Finland is not geographically contained in the Scandinavian region, although it has many of the same characteristics as its neighbors. The nation has stunning landscapes, pristine wilderness, and a progressive, contemporary political system. Many Finns spend the summer in their summer bungalows, where they paddle, fish, barbecue, and, of course, relax in the sauna after a lengthy winter spent watching the Northern Lights in the country’s far north.
Although a trip to Helsinki is necessary in Finland, you shouldn’t neglect the rest of the country. The finest of Finland, from its quaint little villages to breathtaking national parks, is highlighted here.
Tampere is the third most extensive municipality in Finland, although it is still not a very large urban region; rather, it is made up of many smaller metropolises. The Vapriikki is a gallery complex in Tampere that displays the city’s history and culture via displays from the Natural History Museum to the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame. Winter sports are one of Tampere’s most well-liked outdoor activities. Still, the city’s less sporty residents enjoy taking strolls around Duck Park and the Hatanpää Arboretum. The Särkänniemi Adventure Park, located on the city’s outskirts, is a popular attraction because of its aquarium, planetarium, children’s zoo, art museum, and observation tower overlooking the surrounding woods and lakes.
2. Aland Island
Rovaniemi is the best starting point for exploring the rest of Lapland. Bombings during the war completely destroyed this small town, which served as Lapland, Finland’s capital. Therefore, many buildings feature mid-century or brutalist styles. Rovaniemi has many great things to offer, but perhaps the best known is that it is Santa Claus’s official Finnish residence. The Santa Claus Post Office sells stamps, and there’s also an amusement park with a Santa Claus motif for guests to enjoy. Rovaniemi’s non-Christmas attractions include the Korundi House of Culture and the Jätkänkynttilä Bridge, an engineering marvel.