Population 5.4 million
Area 338,145 sq km
Language Finnish and Swedish
Currency Euro (€)
Capital Helsinki (population: 590,000)
International phone code 358
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In pictures: brushing shoulders with bears in Finland’s newest national park
In 2017, Hossa – an area of pristine wilderness with superb hiking near Finland’s eastern border – will become the country’s 40th national park. Photog…
Brave new world: the quirks of Finland’s saunas
To Finns, it is the most natural thing on the planet: disrobing, sweating it out naked in front of strangers in temperatures of 80°C, occasionally self-flagell…
18 beautiful pictures of Finland
Professional travel photographer Tim Bird shares his love of photographing Finland. "I’ve been based in the Finnish capital Helsinki for more than thirty…