Finland’s 37 national parks and its array of commercial cruises plying major coastal cities in the Baltic Region give the country a robust tourism industry. So, don’t miss out on Finland as a spectacular tourist destination where you can enjoy Nordic skiing, yachting, lake cruising, kayaking, bird watching, and a lot of other outdoor activities. Here are five great tourist attractions in Finland.
1.Saint Olaf’s Castle
Located in Savonlinna, the picturesque medieval fortress is an absolute go-to place for your Finnish vacation. Saint Olaf’s Castle was built in 1475 to monitor the border between Russia and Finland. The castle’s architecture and design was enhanced over the years. Its eclectic form existing today makes it a center of the lively Savonlinna Opera Festival, an annual festivity that mixes music with the unique spirit of Finland.
2. Fortress of Suomenlinna
Visit the fortress of Suomenlinna in the summer and be amazed. This breathtaking tourist attraction is found in the entrance to Helsinki’s harbor. Suomenlinna is a popular Finnish landmark because it breathes the history of the Baltic region. Built in the eighteenth century, the magnificent naval fortress of Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortress was erected to defend Sweden against Russia. It is a striking relic of European military infrastructure.
3. Market Square
Like the fortress of Suomenlinna, the bustling Market Square is also situated in Helsinki. Market Square is a hall close to the South Harbor. Sip a cup of coffee inside one of the cafés to experience the joyous bustle of Helsinki. This busy tourist attraction is your place to go if you want to buy souvenirs commemorating your vacation to Finland. Market Square has a diverse offering of handmade goods, spices, vegetables, and fish.
4. Seurasaari Island
To escape the busy city, head on over a few kilometers to downtown Helsinki. You will reach the serene Seurasaari Island, a beautiful place that embodies the Finnish spirit. The island has an eclectic outdoor museum, a country shop, and several traditional cottages and farmhouses. Hike around the island, and enjoy the scenery as you breathe in fresh air.
5. Koli National Park
You cannot go wrong with the thick pine forests, clear lake waters, rare geological formations, and rolling hills of this Finnish tourist attraction. Considered one of the most famous landscapes in Finland, Koli National Park boasts of a rich network of reserves and national parks. The rolling hills in Koli National Park are remnants of mountains that formed two billion years ago. Take a nature hike and watch abundant plant species and various animals in their natural habitats.