For lots of people, the mention of Finland often evokes popular clichés: the far North, the cold, herds of elks, (Vatanen!) hares, Santa Claus (at Rovianemi), night excursions in search of the aurora borealis and even long treks through your chosen forest in a sled pulled by dogs. All this (and in fact lots more) is real and only needs to be discovered, experienced and tested. Usually, the capital of Helsinki is the first stage in a trip to Finland. Ideally located in the south of the country, it offers a pleasant and interesting first impression.
Varied and blessed with a rich culture and beautiful museums (the Cathedral and the Sederholm House, for example), under no circumstances should you miss visiting the maritime fortress of Suomenlinna, classified as a Unesco world heritage site! Once you’ve left the capital, you will be spoilt for choice: the south and the Aland islands archipelago, going further to the east towards the splendid and world famous region of the great lakes, and even venturing up towards the Lapland north… It will also be possible for you to head towards the Russian border, to the vicinity of Joenssu, and discover some of the most beautiful (and little known) forests of the country. In every case, your local English-speaking guide will be delighted to assist you construct your project!