Finland is situated in northern Europe. It is a Nordic country and the eighth biggest European country. Finland (a country of thousands of lakes and islands) shares its border with Russia, Sweden, Norway and Estonia across the Gulf of Finland to the east, west, north and south respectively.
Places worth visiting and worth doing things in Finland:
a) Helsinki- Helsinki is the capital city and also the biggest city of Finland. It is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland in the south of Finland. It is one of the major cities of northern Europe and it is ranked among the top 10 most liveable cities of the world. The 1952 Olympic Games were held in Helsinki. Helsinki is spread over a number of islands and across a number of peninsulas and bays.
b) Korkeasaari is one of the major islands of Helsinki and the biggest zoo of Finland is located here. One of the best places in the world for gay men and naturists is Pihlajasaari island of Helsinki. Fortress of Suomenlinna, Seurassari Open-Air Museum, Rock Church, Esplanade, Uspenski Cathedral, Pihlajsaari Recreational Park is arguably the top six out of 207 worth visiting places in and around Helsinki.
c) Tampere- Tampere is the most populated inland city of all the Nordic countries. It is located in southern Finland and between Nasijarvi lake and Pyhajarvi lake. Tampere Cathedral, Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, Sarkanniemi Adventure Park, Lenin Museum and Rauhaniemi Beach are arguably the top 5 out of 58 worth visiting places in and around Tampere.
d) Rovaniemi- Located in the northern Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland (the northernmost province of Finland). It is also famous as the official hometown of Santa Claus. Santa Claus Office, Joulukka (amusement park), Santa Claus Village (amusement park for children), Rovaniemi Church (the northernmost church) and Santa Park are arguably the top 5 out of 25 worth visiting places in and around Rovaniemi.
The best beaches in Finland:
- Yyteri Nude Beach- Located near the town of Pori, on the west coast of Finland and to the northwest of Helsinki, it is one of the longest beaches of Finland. Only a part of the beach (approx 6 km) is reserved for the naturists.
- Pihlajassari Nude Beach, Seurasaari Nude Beach and Yrijonkatu are nude beaches in and around Helsinki famous and ideal for the naturists.
Beaches: The most popular beach in Finland is the Hietsu beach located in Helsinki. This beach caters to the need and taste of every individual.
Soumenlinna beach near Helsinki is another famous beach with lots of facilities for the tourists.
Beaches around Tampere are very cozy and ideal for the tourists as these have shallow water and the woods behind provide plenty of shade. Many of these beaches have a number of places to explore and a lot of volleyball courts to play beach volleyball.
Finnish cuisine: Finnish cuisine has a lot to offer to every individual. With its variety, it caters to the need and taste of every individual.
Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs are plentiful in Finland and cater to the need and budget of every individual.