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…19 Sep 2016 • George Turner insert_drive_file Article
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…11 Aug 2016 • Luke Waterson insert_drive_file Article
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…12 May 2015 • Tim Bird insert_drive_file Article