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.
Finland is the home of modern cities and untouched wilderness, endless nights and midnight suns, ... read more »
Finland is a very modern and safe society, with laws and entry requirements typical of countries in ... read more »
Whether by plane, train, boat, or car, Finland is simple to get to if you know what you’re ... read more »
Finland offers a wide variety of lodging options, from classic luxury hotels in Helsinki to rural cottages in the great outdoors.
- Finnish hotels tend to be clean and safe but they are very expensive. Hostels might be the best option for budget-conscious travelers.
For hotels …
has a good selection of hotels sorted by city. Each hotel has a brief description with a list of amenities and photographs. Check availability for your trip dates and book your room with this site.
has 46 hotels for the city of Helsinki, searchable by rating, price, and date available. It displays the availability of a given hotel and includes links to reservation sites with prices that are typically lower than on other sites.
has a large selection of hotels in almost all Finnish cities. The prices are more expensive than on other sites but they have rooms available where other sites do not.
For nontraditional options …
has all sorts of lodging options, including hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and spas. Some might surprise you, like the “Snow and Ice Accommodation” section, or the Katajanokka prison that has been revamped into a luxury hotel. Each entry has a short description with a link to its official Web site.
Hostelling International Finland
has an index of hostels with descriptions, photos, and contact information (look for the British flag in the upper right to see the English version). Some of the listings offer online booking, while others allow you to send a “reservation inquiry” to begin the booking process. There’s also information on activities to do while hostelling, and advice on how to hostel by bike or car.
has holiday cottages for rent, searchable by location, price, and date available. Each cottage is listed with a detailed description and several large photos of the interior and surrounding area.
Camping In Finland
has an index of campsites throughout the country, as well as a valuable camping guide available in PDF format. Search for your perfect site using the clickable map of Finland or browse the “List of campsites.”
With efficient highway and train systems, getting around Finland is easy for well-informed ... read more »
The most useful information on traveling oftentimes comes from other travelers, many of whom have ... read more »
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