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 ... read more »
With efficient highway and train systems, getting around Finland is easy for well-informed travelers. This page can help you make the best decisions so you spend less time traveling and more time having fun.
- Helsinki is the only city in Finland with a subway system. Public transportation in other cities consists mainly of buses.
- Finland is a car-dependent country with a high-quality road and highway system. Renting a car may be your best option for traveling in places other than Helsinki.
- ExpressBus is a bus service that covers the entire country and offers more routes than the train service. Unfortunately, its Web site, ExpressBus, is entirely in Finnish and of little use to the average reader. Keep ExpressBus in mind, however, if you are in Finland and looking to travel from city to city.
For Finland in general …
is the national railway system of Finland. The trains are clean and smooth running, and can take you to all parts of the country. Get schedules, maps, and station information here. It’s wise to book your trip in advance in order to guarantee yourself a seat.
Finland Car Rental Guide
allows you to compare rates from big-name rental car companies and reserve the deal that is best for you. Use the “Get Your Instant Quote” box to get started.
has car rentals available, as well as chauffeur services for those who want to travel in style. It also allows you to pick up or drop off the car in another European country.
For Helsinki …
Yellow Line Airport Taxis
are the easiest way for those who aren’t renting a car to get from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to downtown Helsinki. The site allows you to book a taxi in advance so you don’t have to wait in line for one. This is especially useful for people traveling in large groups.
Helsinki City Transport’s
Web site presents Helsinki’s clean and efficient public transportation system with buses, trains, subways, and ferries. Find maps, schedules, and tickets for sale.
offers the “Helsinki Card,” a pass that gives you free travel on Helsinki public transport, free access to selected sights, and many other discounts. It is available for one-, two-, and three-day passes.
The most useful information on traveling oftentimes comes from other travelers, many of whom have ... read more »
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