Soak up the buzz of the coastal capital Helsinki with its lively harbour 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 jewellery 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.
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.
The national railway company of Finland is VR
REDUCED BOAT CROSSINGS
Tallink Silja Oy
Viking Line 50% discount
Railway Museums free admission
Veljekset Salmela free bus transportation