Finland's economic, cultural and political centre is the capital Helsinki near the south coast. The whole country offers travellers a wide variety of landscapes and cultures.
On and off the southwest coast, inhabited and uninhabited islands form together with rocks and cliffs an impressive archipelago landscape.
In south-east Finland, glaciers once formed the hilly landscape. The Finnish Lake District stretches here, on which countless smaller waters lie beside the largest lake of the country, the Saimaa.
Lapland in the north of the country is characterised by treeless plateaus, the so-called Fjells, as well as by dense coniferous forests and mire landscapes. The polar climate makes you feel the proximity to the North Pole. Led by the 1328 m high Halti, the highest mountains of the country are located here.
The city of Kuusamo is located in the north-east of Finland and is internationally renowned as a venue for winter sports events.