Finland: Modern Scene, Unspoiled Scenery
A prosperous, educated, and technologically advanced society on the top of the world, Finland is home to a unique culture formed by Nordic, Russian, and European influences and a fiercely independent spirit. This guide will help you appreciate this often-overlooked country, and direct you to resources that will help you plan a trip.
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Whether by plane, train, boat, or car, Finland is simple to get to if you know what you’re doing. Make the most informed decision with help from these links.
- Finland has more than 20 airports, located in all parts of the country. It should be easy to find flights from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to destinations all over Finland.
- Cruises are a fun alternative for those entering Finland from other parts of Europe. Spending a night on a ship with restaurants, shops, casinos, and other activities is a lot more memorable than staring at the seat in front of you on a plane.
For flights …
is Finland’s largest airline and the carrier for most international and domestic flights. They offer direct flights to Helsinki from New York’s JFK Airport and Boston’s Logan Airport. Their official site allows you to book flights and get travel information.
searches major online booking agencies like Orbitz, Priceline, and Expedia so that you can easily compare prices and save money. Kayak is easy to use and gives you an incredible amount of choices.
, formerly known as Finland’s Civil Aviation Administration, has information on all Finnish airports, as well as general travel guidelines for airline travelers.
For trains …
sells universal passes for use on trains in most European countries. Of particular interest to Finland travelers is the Scanrail pass, which allows for travel through Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
allows you to purchase customizable rail passes for use in Europe. Choose one country and three, four, or five of its bordering countries in which your pass can be used, or buy a global pass for use in 18 countries.
For cruise lines …
The Tallink Silja Line
is a Finnish shipping company that operates throughout the Baltic Sea, with ships arriving in Helsinki and Turku from Sweden, Estonia, and Germany. Their official site shows routes and timetables, and allows you to make reservations.
The Viking Line
is a competitor of Tallink Silja Line, offering similar routes and services. It is wise to look at both the Viking and Tallink Silja sites to see which line best suits your needs.
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