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Finland Country Guide

What is traffic like in Finland? Do you have to go to a Finnish sauna naked? When is the best time to visit Helsinki or rent a summer cottage? Here you can find practical information about Finland, tips and recommendations, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Bear Watching in Finland – Guide to Bear Safaris

The brown bear is Finland's national animal, a mythical creature that has always been feared and respected. For the ancient Finns, the bear was such a sacred creature that its name was not uttered...
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Driving in Finland – Tips and 4 Best Road Trips

Finland is a country of long distances. While public transport works rather well in larger cities, a private car comes handy in the countryside. A tourist should seriously consider renting a car, as many...
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Sauna in Finland – the Ultimate Guide to Finnish Sauna Culture

Sauna tradition is one of the most important parts of Finnish identity and cultural heritage. For us Finns sitting in a 100-degree sauna is everyday business, but for a novice it's an exciting (and...
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Summer Cottages and Cabins in Finland – Guide to Finnish Cottage Life

Summer vacation in Finland is not complete without spending time at a summer cottage by the lake. We Finns drive to our cottages for hours, only to spend weekends and summer holidays in complete...
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Fishing in Finland – Species, Tackle, Permits and Best Fishing Spots

Finland is a fisherman's dream destination. There are thousands of lakes, hundreds of rivers and thousands of kilometers of Baltic Sea’s shores – not to mention all the islands. Fishing is allowed almost everywhere...

Best time to visit Finland – the four seasons

Finland has four clearly distinctive seasons. But because Finland is quite large – the distance from Helsinki on the south coast to the northernmost part of Lapland is more than 1,000 kilometers – the...
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Helsinki FAQ – Practical Information

What should you know before travelling to Helsinki? This article answers frequently asked questions about Helsinki as a travel destination. If you can't find the information you are looking for, please post your question...
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Finland FAQ – Know Before You Go

On this page you may find practical information about Finland and frequently asked questions about Finnish language, prices, tipping, safety, public transport, camping rules, sauna etiquette, etc. If you can't find the information you...
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Archipelago Trail – Drive or Cycle Around the Finnish Archipelago

The best way to experience the fantastic Finnish archipelago is to drive or cycle the Archipelago Trail (also known as Archipelago Ring Road) from Turku to Naantali. The 250 kilometers long ring road takes...