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Finland Travel Guides

Finland is one of those destinations that had always been on my bucket list, but I never got round to visiting it. The idea of seeing the Northern Lights in person absolutely fascinated me, but being a summer person, the thought of spending a week at Arctic temperatures was always too daunting.

When I was finally given the opportunity to visit Lapland in winter, I couldn’t help but take it. I spent a magical week travelling across Finland, Sweden and Norway.

We did all sorts of traditional Lapland adventures, like husky dog sledding, snowmobile tours and Finnish saunas. Here you will find all my top Finland and Lapland travel tips!

Quick travel facts about Finland

Where is Finland? Finland is in Northern Europe.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Finland via SkyScanner. You can also travel overland via train, car or bus from neighbouring countries.

Currency: Euro (EUR) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Finland: Types C&F – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: Helsinki

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Finland ultimately depends on what you want to do. If you’re hoping to see the Northern Lights, visit Santa Claus and explore winter wonderland, then you obviously have to visit Finland in winter.

Finland has a lot to offer also in summer. In spring and summer you will find beautiful landscapes, with lots of opportunities for hiking.

How to travel around Finland: For long distances you can either get cheap national flights on SkyScanner, or travel via train or coach. You can also rent a car and drive around Finland very easily.

I was afraid about driving in the snow but the roads are actually very well kept and easy to drive on (even for someone like me who isn’t a great driver)! 

Visa requirements: Finland is part of Schengen. Depending on your passport you can either travel to Finland without limitations or for up to 90 days without a visa.

My Finland travel guides

What to Wear in Lapland, Finland: Essential Winter Packing List

Lapland is a region in Northern Finland characterised by freezing temperature and a magical snowy landscape. Winter is from December to February, and the days are the shortest. The temperatures range from -16°C and 5°C during the day. At night, they can dip as low as -30°C. Snow is practically guaranteed. If you’re travelling to …

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Husky Sledding Safaris in Lapland – Finland Sleigh Tours

Taking a husky safari is an absolutely incredible experience. And I’m convinced the best place to do it is in Lapland, Finland. This magical area is situated in northern Finland and is covered in a thick layer of pure white snow. It’s known for its rare elements of natural beauty, such as the midnight sun, …

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The Best Snowmobile Safaris in Finland – Lapland Tours & Snow Safaris

Lapland is the northernmost region in Finland, and during its colder months, it turns into a magical winter wonderland. As cold as it is, the vast subarctic region is sparsely populated by the indigenous Sami people. So why would you want to explore this region? Comforted by the warmth of an arctic suit, you’ll take …

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13 Top Tourist Attractions In Lapland In Winter

Nestled in the northern reaches of Finland, dipping into parts of Sweden, Norway, and Russia, sits Lapland. Known for its snowy landscapes, endless arctic activities, and clusters of small villages, this region is an enchanting holiday destination. It’s a place where Christmas cheer rings out all year long and the mystical northern lights dance across …

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