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Finland sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

When it comes to mention the most popular places of interest in Finland, the first destination that comes to mind is Helsinki. The Senate Square is considered the historic centre of the city. The square was built in the 19th century and was designed by German architect Carl Ludwig Engel who was also involved in development of whole Helsinki. The square is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful squares in the world. The monument of Alexander II is considered the heart and main decoration of the square.
Severe weather conditions as seen in Finland for more than a century have tempered with the national character of the Finns, making them persistent, …
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Market Square is the noisiest and liveliest place in the city. Sometimes this place is also called Strawberry Square. If you visit this place in June, you will see an amazing view – all stalls are simply covered with fragrant ripe strawberry. Other important architecture landmarks include Finland Palace, the House of Opera, the Olympic Stadium and Uspenski Cathedral. Fans of excursions will find it interesting to visit numerous historic and art museums of the city.
The Suomenlinna Fortress is widely known as one of the most famous landmarks of Finland. The fortress and town are located on seven islands and were built in 1747. At that time it was an important strategic point, which primary aim was to protect the capital from sea attacks. Today Suomenlinna is a popular tourist destination with numerous shops, exhibition halls and museums. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Some interesting sights can be found in Tampere. The city is mostly known for its magnificent sanctuaries. Travellers are recommended to visit Tampere Cathedral, Alexander Nevsky Church and the Church of Saint Nicolas. The city is also home to the oldest concert hall in Scandinavia – Tampere Palace. Tourists with children will enjoy many memorable moments in Sarkanniemi Adventure Park that features many park zones including a dolphin park, a zoo, planetarium and an aquarium. There are more than 20 museums in the town, the most popular of which are the Museum of Box, Drugstore Museum, Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing, Teisko Museum, and Vapriikki Museum Centre.
The best way to continue your excursion program is to visit the city of Turku, which is also known as the oldest city in the country. There are several historic buildings there, such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. The castle was built in the 13th century. Nowadays, the castle holds the exhibition of the Museum of History and is often used as the venue for various music concerts, special concerts for kids and other interesting performances.
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History and Entertainment

The beautiful northern country has a lot of interesting symbols. One of the main symbols of Finland is deer. You can admire them during a stroll along picturesque forests. In some small towns, you can meet these animals leaving the forest directly in the streets. You also can see pictures of deer on many popular souvenirs. Lovely sweaters, socks and other knitwear of the local production are especially popular with tourists.
Local residents are famous for their passionate attitude to saunas and sweat baths. Approximately, one sauna corresponds to three persons and Finland is a confident world leader in this rate. Your visit of the Finnish sauna can become one of the main activities during your vacation. Some saunas are true local attractions. Baths and saunas equipped on the lake shores or on the territory of beautiful forests are especially popular.
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Finns are considered as quite conservative and unsociable people but not all of us know about their gambling nature and thirst for different competitions. During the year, a lot of interesting holidays are celebrated in Finland. The important component of them is different tournaments. Some of them may seem quite unusual to foreign guests, for instance, the competition in mobile phone throwing range.
Night Light Finland is one of the most popular places for winter vacation in the world. There are perfect conditions for any winter entertainments. Skiing along forests, deer teams, fascinating skating rinks in the open air and extraordinary ice hotels, which opening thousands of tourists are annually waiting for, – these are just a small part of popular winter entertainments. This is very exciting to visit Finland on Christmas Eve when festive fairs and interesting events are held in all cities.
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In winter, many people visit Finland for the sole purpose to admire the Northern Lights. This amazing natural phenomenon attracts travelers from all parts of the world. In this connection, a lot of unique hotels have been recently opened. They are located in the most beautiful natural areas of the country and offer its guests to accommodate in individual small icehouses. Such house has a transparent roof, which lets admire the Northern Lights in all its glory.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Finland

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Finland
♥   National Park 'Helvetinjärven kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hiidenportin kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Isojärven kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Itäisen Suomenlahden kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kauhanevan-Pohjankankaan kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Finland
♥   Restaurant 'Passio' Helsingfors. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Pastis' Helsinki. Type - Classic French. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Ragu' Helsinki. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Regina' Helsingfors. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Salutorget' Helsinki. Type - International. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Finland
♥   Castle 'Fortresses of Hamina' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Hakoinen Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Häme Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Junkarsborg' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kajaani Castle' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Finland from our review series

Nasinneula Observation Tower

From the series “Elegant architectural structures for fans of skywalks”
The highest observation tower in Scandinavian countries is situated in Finland. Nasinneula tower is a true historical landmark. It was built in 1971. Now it is the highest observation tower, not only in Finland, but also in Scandinavia. The tower height is 168 meters, that makes it the tallest free-standing building in the country.

The tower is located in a beautiful park. There is a number of great attractions for fans of extreme sports, including an inverted roller coaster close to the sight. The Nasinneula Tower is located in one of the quietest and most picturesque areas of Tampere, on the shores of the lake. There is a magnificent viewing platform on a top of the tower, the rise to which will be an unforgettable experience. The building is equipped with a high-speed elevator that … Read all

Houseboat Saunalautta

From the series “Fancy houses and hotels located on water or under water”
Many experienced travelers note that Finnish sauna is best visited in Finland, despite its wide distribution in various countries around the world. The most unusual Finnish sauna can really be visited in its native country, Saunalautta has been built on water and offers clients a very special conditions for recreation. The sauna has been built of recycled materials. One of the main materials used for its construction was wood.

In addition to the sauna itself, the complex provides a sleeping room with four seats, as well as the presence of several terraces with hammocks. One of the terraces has been equipped with a special barbecue area. Thanks to the developed infrastructure, Saunalautta is considered a full-fledged leisure center, and not just an ordinary sauna. The sauna operates only … Read all

Banja Funicular

From the series “Most extraordinary thermaes, baths and saunas in the world”
Those who are not afraid of heights, will surely like an original cable car bath. It was opened in the most ordinary cabin of the gondola lift, which, among the others, is distinguished only by a beautiful finish made of light wood. The "extreme sauna" in located the famous La Jolla ski resort. The cabin of the lift, in which it was equipped, rises to a height of 500 meters in 40 minutes and descends back, visitors of the sauna will have an opportunity to enjoy incredibly beautiful landscapes of snow-capped mountains during the rest.

The unusual bath accomodates four people. Those who do not seem to have an extreme air trip will be able to diversify the rest with another enchanting event - to dive into the snow at one of the funicular stations. The so-called "Flying sauna" is a unique … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Finland

Helsinki
Olympic Stadium. Olympic Stadium is located approximately two kilometers away from the historical center of Helsinki. This is the largest stadium in Finland, the symbol of which is a tall observation tower of 72.71 m. The tower’s length is a bit strange, but it has a symbolic meaning. Its unusual length matches the length of the record spear throw of Matti Järvinen, a winner of the Olympic Games of 1932. The construction of the stadium was completed in 1938, but the summer Olympic Games … Read more
Tampere
The most interesting cultural object is the ancient stables of Tallipichus. The stables are the oldest structures that managed to survive in the city. Nowadays, they are redesigned to a wonderful cultural center and include some craft workshops, where visitors can participate in exciting master classes and purchase souvenirs. Guests are offered to take a horse-drawn carriage trip and admire city sights. Among the outstanding architectural monuments, the building of the Town Hall is allocated. … Read more
Turku
The local cathedral is the oldest building in the city. This is also one of the main shrines of the country. This beautiful building is made in the early Gothic period and it strikes visitors with elegance of forms and beauty. A part of the shrine has been converted into a historical museum, all exhibits of which are directly related to the history of the cathedral. A visit to a medieval castle situated on the bank of the Aura River is also one of the most popular excursions. The fortress has … Read more
Rovaniemi
In Rovaniemi is an excellent Art Museum. It occupies a beautiful modern building. The exposition of the museum includes more than 1500 paintings of contemporary artists. You can see unusual designer winter-based expositions, as well. The museum welcomes its guests all-year-round. It often hosts thematic events dedicated to contemporary art. A wonderful place for family rest is a deer-raising farm, which is in the immediate vicinity of the resort. A professional reindeer breeder organizes the … Read more
Oulu
Not far from the city you'll find the unique Kierikki Stone Age Centre dedicated to the life of primitive people. In the area where the museum is currently located researchers have discovered sites of ancient people dating back to the 4th millennium BC. Today, it is of great archaeological value. The museum is designed in the style of early man site. Not long ago, a small themed hotel, as well as a great national restaurant, was opened here. In the heart of the city is a beautiful … Read more
Espoo
In Espoo, there is the Car Museum that is one of the oldest museums in the country. Its collection includes over a hundred old cars and about 40 motorbikes. Here, you can also see the cars that are quite untypical for Finland. They have been transferred from the Eastern European countries. They are a true value for the country. In the museum, you can also see legendary Russian cars. Fans of nature attractions can take interesting excursions around the Laajalaht Nature Reserve. On its … Read more

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