Finland is a Nordic country situated in Northern Europe. It is one of the world’s most Northerly and geographically remote countries in the world. It shares land boarders with Norway, Sweden and Russia.
Known as the land of a thousand lakes and forests, Finland really is a nature lovers paradise. The most famous natural attraction the country has to offer is the spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis, which can be viewed in a range of purpose-built spaces from glass igloos to luxury suites. People from all over the world flock to see this phenomenon every year.
Travelling to Finland by Ferry
Unfortunately there are no direct ferries from the UK to Finland or any direct ferries operating between Britain and Scandinavia in general.
However, you can still reach Finland by ferry using either our Newcastle to Amsterdam or Hull to Rotterdam routes and continue to enjoy safe and relaxing ferry travel to mainland Europe, then into Scandinavia.
Where to Visit in Finland
Espoo is often overlooked by the majority of visitors preferring to visit the capital, which is located just 16km away. This beautiful city offers so much to see and do, it really should be added to your travel itinerary. In the north there is the Nuuksion National Park, and to the south is a long coastline and an idyllic archipelago that boasts more islands than Hawaii!
Helsinki is not only the capital of Finland it is also its largest city. It is located on the north coast of the Gulf of Finland, facing the Baltic Sea. The city is small enough to explore everything on foot or on public transport making it an excellent place to see lots of sight in a small period of time.
Tampere is a city in southern Finland famous for its food scene and being the theatre capital of Finland. Its friendly and casual feel makes it feel more like a welcoming small town rather than a big bustle metropolitan city.
Located just 14km from Helsinki airport is the city of Vantaa. The city boasts a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. Only in Vantaa you can find the secrets of the famous Fazer chocolate and enjoy a traditional smoke sauna. Kuusijärvi is a place for ice swimmers and in Flamingo Spa it is guaranteed to be +32 °C.