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16places to visitin Finland

22 things to do in Finland

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#1in RovaniemiTake a husky sleigh ride in RovaniemiTake a husky sleigh ride in RovaniemiMargaret Cain

Take a husky sleigh ride along the snow-covered trails of Lapland. The exotic trip will give you a fairytale experience.

#1in HelsinkiTake Finnish smoke steam-bath in HelsinkiTake Finnish smoke steam-bath in HelsinkiFelicity

Traditional steam-bath will show you to Finnish culture as it is.

€20Nuuksio National Park
#2in RovaniemiVisit Santa Clause's office in RovaniemiVisit Santa Clause's office in Rovaniemioddviser

Every day more than 500 000 people come to Santa. The same number of letters are sent to his elves.

FREESanta Claus Office
#3in RovaniemiTake a husky-drawn ride in RovaniemiTake a husky-drawn ride in Rovaniemioddviser

Take a husky-drawn ride on the territory of Santa Clause's residence in Lapland.

€40Santa Claus Office
#2in HelsinkiCome inside a submarine in HelsinkiCome inside a submarine in Helsinkioddviser

Vesikko submarine that patrolled Finnish coastline during the World War II turned into a museum in 1973. In is open on May - September from 11 am till 6pm.

€5Suomenlinna fortress
#4in RovaniemiTake a reindeer-drawn sledge ride beyond the polar circle in RovaniemiTake a reindeer-drawn sledge ride beyond the polar circle in Rovaniemioddviser

Reindeers are the best guides in the Arctic Circle conditions.

€126
#5in RovaniemiDrink a cocktail in an ice bar in RovaniemiDrink a cocktail in an ice bar in Rovaniemioddviser

Arctic snow hotel's bar is fully made of ice - from glasses to walls. The bar is open from December till March.

Arctic snow hotel
#3in HelsinkiTry lohikeitto in HelsinkiTry lohikeitto in Helsinkiklia balo

The creamy salmon soup is made from potato, leek, carrot, salmon and also they add spices. You can try it in restaurants around Helsinki.

€15
#4in HelsinkiTry sima drink in HelsinkiTry sima drink in Helsinkioddviser

Sparkling drink made from yeast with honey and lemon - it is a symbol of the incoming of spring in Finland.

€5
#5in HelsinkiTry Runeberg torte in HelsinkiTry Runeberg torte in Helsinkioddviser

Dessert made of almond and rum with raspberry jam inside and topped with sugar icing. It is prepared in confectioneries.

#6in HelsinkiTry Salmiakki in HelsinkiTry Salmiakki in Helsinkioddviser

Finnish liqueur is made of 38% Koskenkorva vodka and essence of salty licorice. In Helsinki the bottle of Salmiakki costs about €12.

€12
#7in HelsinkiTry karelian pasty in HelsinkiTry karelian pasty in Helsinkioddviser

Traditional Finnish open pasty made from rye flour. It is usually stuffed with rice or potato and carrot. You can try it in cafes or buy in supermarkets.

€1.30
#8in HelsinkiTry venison in HelsinkiTry venison in Helsinkioddviser

You can order raw smoked and roasted venison with red bilberry sauce in restaurants of Finnish cuisine. One portion with garnish costs €20.

€20
#9in HelsinkiTry minttu in HelsinkiTry minttu in Helsinkioddviser

Finnish alcohol drink with mint flavour - the liquor has 40-50 ABV. The Finnish drink it with coffee or melted chocolate. You can try it in any bar or buy in a supermarket.

€10
#6in RovaniemiWatch the northern lights in RovaniemiWatch the northern lights in Rovaniemioddviser

The northern lights flicker more than 200 days a year - mostly the phenomenon occurs from September till March in the north Lapland.

FREE
#7in RovaniemiBuy antler souvenir in RovaniemiBuy antler souvenir in Rovaniemioddviser

In Irene Kangasniemi's workshop you can not just buy unique souvenirs, but also make them on you own. Antlers are the most used material in the workshop.

Irene Kangasniemi's workshop
#10in HelsinkiHave sauna in Sky Wheel cabin in HelsinkiHave sauna in Sky Wheel cabin in Helsinkioddviser

The only Ferris wheel sauna in the world can seat 4 people. The price is €240 per hour - it includes beverages and towels.

€240Sky Wheel
#11in HelsinkiTry black ice-cream in HelsinkiTry black ice-cream in Helsinkioddviser

Pop into a supermarket to buy an ice-cream made of salty licorice with woody coal.

#12in HelsinkiHear the sound of the wind in HelsinkiHear the sound of the wind in Helsinkioddviser

Unusual construction doesn't just look like a pipe organ, it actually functions like one. Come here when the whether is windy and hear steel pipes and wind tandem producing music.

FREESibelius Monument
#8in RovaniemiTake a snowmobile ride in RovaniemiTake a snowmobile ride in Rovaniemioddviser

You can rent a snowmobile at the Santa Clause's office for €95 per hour. If you want to ride yourself you've got to have a driver's licence.

€75Santa Claus Office
#13in HelsinkiFollow the gnome's trail in HelsinkiFollow the gnome's trail in Helsinkioddviser

Take the map of the gnome's trail in the fortress' information center. Follow it any day from Dec, 2 till Jan, 7 and get the prize. On Dec, 24-25 the gate to the trail is closed.

FREESuomenlinna fortress
#1in KemiSwim in ice Arctic water in KemiSwim in ice Arctic water in Kemioddviser

You're not just taking a cruise on board of a huge vessel, but you're taking a unique chance to swim in ice water of the Arctic.

€318
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