WELCOME TO FINLAND
Finland is a unique land for travel, with 187,888 lakes and a million contrasts, steamily hot sauna and strong Sami traditions, Muumi bears, real bears, and the one and only Santa Claus!
You think of Alvar Aalto, of Sibelius, of great minds and greater ideas. Of Nokia, of Angry Birds and stranger than strange words. Of the storytelling clash of the classic Russian touch and modern Finnish architecture. And among all these wonderful buildings and amidst the islands scattered ad random around the Helsinki Bay you will find us! We, the Finns. We love vibrant music festivals, funky fashion, Karaoke and salty black licorice, we like to compete in disciplines like table drumming and rubber boot throwing.
But You also think of snow, of reindeer, of Christmas in glass igloos. You dream about hovering northern lights and bright Sami colors on magical white backgrounds. What about the absolute silence hidden throughout the Lappish frozen forests? About the possibility to experience a mind-blowing –110 °C, only wearing a swimsuit? Or even swimming in the Arctic Ocean among ice blocks bigger than boulders?
Are you ready to explore the contrasts of everything? - Well, without to say more, that is Finland.
Seasons to travel in Finland
High Season from 1 June – 31 August
Low Season from 1 Oct. – 30 April
Shoulder Season from 1 – 31 May,
& 1 September – 30 September
Come to Finland and discover one of Europe’s best-kept travel secrets! Come to experience our land of contrasts, where East meets West and explore our pristine nature full of opportunities which meets our cutting edge design.
We look forward to seeing You!
Watch the video – By courtesy of Visit Finland
Explore the Regions of Finland
Uusimaa (Helsinki the Capital)
HOW TO GET TO FINLAND BY AIR
There are 27 airports in Finland, five of which have regular international flight services.
The main gateway is the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. The northernmost airport is in Ivalo in Lapland, approximately 250 kilometers above the Arctic Circle.
Please use the code HEL in the search box below for the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport.
The airport has a duty-free shop and is operated by the state-owned Finavia. You can find more information about the airport at the website Finavia.
Note: Booking international flights is not a service we provide as part of our vacation packages. Although can our travel consultants offer advice if needed.
BOOK A FLIGHT TO FINLAND
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Popular Hotels in Helsinki (The Capital)
Cozy apartments in Finland
Choose a house with garden and outdoor porch or a close-to-everything apartment. Many home rentals are a convenient walk to shops, cafes and coffee houses, but located on quiet residential streets.
Enjoy savings from your vacation home rental
Holiday rentals deliver some genuine savings and real comfort. You can prepare several home-cooked meals, while enjoying some of the diverse dining spots. With your home retreat, complete kitchen, Wi-Fi access and family-friendly spaciousness, you’ll know in advance the fixed expense of accommodations and the budget available for dining and excursions - a real advantage for your vacation planning.
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What do I need to hire a car in Finland?
To book your car, all you need is a credit or debit card. When you pick the car up, you’ll need:
- Your voucher / eVoucher, to show that you’ve paid for the car.
- The main driver’s credit / debit card, with enough available funds for the car’s deposit.
- Each driver’s full, valid driving licence, which they’ve held for at least 12 months (often 24).
- Your passport and any other ID the car hire company needs to see.
Different car hire companies have different requirements, so please make sure you check the car’s terms and conditions as well.
How old do I have to be to rent a car?
For most car hire companies in Finland, the age requirement is between 21 and 70 years old. If you’re under 25 or over 70, you might have to pay an additional fee.
What should I look for when I’m choosing a car?
- Space: You’ll enjoy your rental far more if you choose a car with plenty of room for your passengers and luggage.
- Fuel policy: Not planning on driving much? A Full to Full fuel policy can save you a lot of money.
- Location: You can’t beat an ‘on-airport’ pick-up for convenience, but an ‘off-airport’ pick-up with a shuttle bus can be much cheaper.
Are all fees included in the rental price?
The vast majority of Rentalcars.com rentals include Theft Protection, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), local taxes, airport surcharges and any road fees.
You’ll pay for any ‘extras’ when you pick your car up, along with any young driver, additional driver or one-way fees – but we’ll explain any additional costs before you book your car (and taking your own child seats or GPS can be an easy way to reduce your costs).
For more details on what’s included, just check the Ts&Cs of any car you’re looking at.
* Scandinavia – a way to go is not responsible for Car hire booked through Rentalcars.com or any other third-party booking site.
The national railway company of Finland is known as VR. Finland has over 5,900 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Finland can be booked in advance. International trains connect Finland with the neighboring Russia (St. Petersburg). Book train tickets to visit main cities of Finland by train. Finnish cities including Helsinki, Turku, and Kemi are all served by trains.
Soak up the buzz of the coastal capital Helsinki with its lively harbor and elegant Senate Square. Hop on the VR train to Finland’s oldest city Turku and its medieval castle and to Rauma’s 16th-century wooden houses and visit Santa Claus in Rovaniemi in Lapland.
Take the train through Finland to see reindeer in the Lapland wilderness and get active with trekking, canoeing and cross-country skiing. Sail across island archipelagos off the Finnish coast or be wowed by the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle.
Shop for high-end fashion, quirky jewelry and antiques in Helsinki’s Design District or visit Marimekko for contemporary fashion and interiors. In Finnish Lapland, buy wooden gifts handcrafted by the local Sami communities.
Eat & Drink
Tuck into fresh salmon, rainbow trout, and perch from Finland’s inland lakes or sample reindeer stew in Lapland. Try Karelian beef and pork hotpot in Karelia, pork and black pudding stew rössypottu in Oulu and treat yourself to baked leipäjuusto cheese with cloudberry jam.
Travel east from Helsinki by train to Finland’s majestic Lakeland region, passing dense forest and huge lake en route to picturesque Savonlinna with its impressive medieval castle.
Rail Pass benefits in Finland
- 20 to 40% discount on ferry crossings from Helsinki –Stockholm (via Mariehamn), Turku – Stockholm (via Mariehamn or Långnäs) and Helsinki – Tallinn operated by Tallink Silja Oy company.
- 20% discount applies for high season and 40% discount applies for the low season discount is 40%. More information from Tallink Silja Oy. All reductions are available for Cabins that are category C-A. Port taxes are extra.
- 30% reduction is offered on the ferry crossing between Helsinki-Travemünde operated by Finnlines company. Port tax and meals are extra and are paid locally.
- Special rate on ferry crossings from Turku/Helsinki – Stockholm and Helsinki-Tallinn operated by Vikings Line company.
Free bus travel from Kemi/Tornio to Harparanda (Sweden) on buses operated by Veljekset Salmela.
Free entry to the Narrow-gauge railway museum in Jokioinen. Open from June to mid-August.
Free entry to the Railway museum Hyvinkää.
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A selection of cruise packages to Finland will be announced later on this site
Finland Vacation Packages
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