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Travel information about Finland

Finland is a Nordic country located in Northern Europe. Its total area is 338,424 km2 (130,666 sq mi) and population is approximately 5,509,717. When you mention Finland, “light” is the term that will come to mind. Aurora Borealis or the Northern lights appear 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland and 20 nights a winter away from the city lights. Another spectacular feature of Finland is the Midnight Sun that is most strong during June and July or May to August. Lakes are also a part Of Finland’s identity where you’ll enjoy water activities.

Capital city of Finland: Helsinki

Closest neighbors to Finland: The country’s closest neighbors has land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. Estonia is south of the country across the Gulf of Finland.

Best times to visit Finland: Best time to visit is during summer in the months of June, July and August where the climate is warm and the blossoming landscape is at its prettiest.

How to get to Finland: It’s very easy to travel Finland by air where direct flights are served from European, North American and Asian destinations.

Visa requirements for Finland: Visa is not required upon entering Finland, although you will need a valid passport for 90 days of stay. Some countries need a Schengen visa.
Currency of Finland: The currency of Finland is Euro (€) (EUR).

Official Language of Finland: The official languages are Finnish and Swedish.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Finland

There are 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Finland and 6 on their tentative list.

Cultural (6)

  • Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki (1999)
  • Fortress of Suomenlinna (1991)
  • Old Rauma (1991)
  • Petäjävesi Old Church (1994)
  • Struve Geodetic Arc (2005)
  • Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (1996)

Natural (1)


Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.