Things not to miss

written by Andy Turner
updated 4/24/2019
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#01 Sámi culture, Inari

One of Europe’s last frontiers, where nomadic reindeer herders live in harmony with snowmobiles and Nokias.

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#02 Design District, Helsinki

Sample the shops, cafés and nightlife of this vibrant and trendy area of the capital.

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#03 Olavinlinna Castle, Savonlinna

One of the best-preserved medieval castles in northern Europe.

#05 Kuopio Sauna

Warm your bones at the world’s biggest woodsmoke sauna.

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#06 Tampere

From the fascinating Lenin Museum to striking modern art collections, Tampere is a lively inland gem.

#07 The Midnight Sun

Catch the sun late into the night deep in the forested hills of Lapland.

04 Lappish cuisine

Sample the north's specialties of wild salmon and smoked reindeer.

Smoke-dried reindeer meat © BMJ/Shutterstock

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