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As Finland’s capital city, Helsinki attracts travellers from all around the globe all year round. And with its great green parks and seaside city location, it’s easy to see why.
So, what is there to do in Helsinki?
Whether you’re exploring by day or night, Helsinki offers a relaxed yet refreshing vibe – explore lakes, large park areas and the beautiful coastline all while embracing the architecture, history and culture this city has to offer.
Scattered around Helsinki resides over 330 quaint islands, all of which becoming the perfect set up for a day out at the beach or a weekend trip. Regular ferries run from the mainland to these islands – ensure Helsinki and these islands are must-do’s as part of your visit to Finland.
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Considered as one of the natural wonders of the world, travellers across the globe travel to this neck of the woods every year in hope of catching glimpses of those awe-inspiring Northern Lights.
Scandinavian countries such as Norway and Sweden also offer breath-taking views, but perhaps these quirky ways to see the Northern lights will inspire you to visit Finland.
• Sleep in a glass igloo – imagine as well as sleeping under the stars, lying awake at night watching the illuminating Northern Lights from the comfort of a glass igloo
• Skiing the northern lights – skiing in the middle of the darkest day of the year and having the northern lights guiding your way truly is a once in a lifetime experience, and a great way to see the worldwide phenomenon
But when is the best time to see the northern lights in Finland? Firstly, head north. Here you have the best chance to see the lights every other clear winter night between September and March.
Top Tip: Steer clear of bright lights and buildings – you’re more likely to see the lights in all their greatness while in darkness. Head for the hills or lakeshores for the best views. Also, if you book your stay with Long Travel, our hotels offer a wake-up service meaning you’ll never miss the chance to see the Northern Lights when they appear!
Hike in Urho Kekkonen National Park
Whether visiting in winter or the summer, Finland’s extremes when it comes to light of the day make it a desirable destination for either season. In the summer months, in the northernmost parts of Finland, the sun does not set at all. Hence inspiring its name: The Land of the Midnight Sun. Yet during winter, Finland contrasts – the sun can disappear for months, which is a time named as ‘kaamos’. Either of these extremes would be an amazing time to travel to Finland and experience these wonders for yourself.
Looking to visit Finland to experience world natural wonders and extraordinary national parks? Find Finland destinations at your fingertips from Long Travel. Create your own boutique luxury holiday today and travel to Finland in your own style.
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