Scandinavia - Finland (Chapter)
This is the Finland chapter from Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guidebook.
There's something pure in the Finnish air and a spirit that's incredibly vital and exciting. It's an invitation to get out and active year-round. Large parts of Finland remain gloriously remote; trendsetting modern Helsinki is counterbalanced by vast forested wildernesses elsewhere.
- marvel at the shimmering lakescapes of handsome Savonlinna, and see top-quality opera in its medieval castle
- cruise Lakeland waterways, gorge on tiny fish, and sweat it out in the huge smoke sauna at Kuopio
- cross the Arctic Circle, hit the awesome Arktikum museum, and visit Santa in his official grotto at Rovaniemi
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Finland, History, People, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Directory A-Z, Getting There & Away, Getting Around, Helsinki, Porvoo, Turku, Naantali, Hanko, Åland Archipelago, Mariehamn, Around the Islands, Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Rauma, Vaasa, Jakobstad, Lakeland, Karelia & the East, Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Joensuu, Ilomantsi, treks around Karelia, Lake Pielinen Region, Kuhmo, Oulu, Kuusamo & Ruka, Oulanka National Park, Lapland, Rovaniemi, Kemi, Tornio, Rovaniemi & around, Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, St Petersburg
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