There are over twenty airports dotted around the country, but you’re most likely to arrive at Helsinki Vantaa Airport, which is the main hub for international flights. British Airways, Norwegian and Scandinavian Airlines fly into Helsinki with routes offered from most major European cities. Finnair, the national carrier, is also worth checking out. Ferries arrive from Tallinn (Estonia) and Stockholm (Sweden) at Helsinki and Turku; contact either Tallink Line or Viking Line for tickets and timetables. Another increasingly popular route into the country is overland by train from St Petersburg to Helsinki, which thanks to a new high-speed rail link takes under three and a half hours.

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The most beautiful country in the world – as voted by you

The most beautiful country in the world – as voted by you

There's nothing like an amazing view to inspire you to book your next trip, whether you're drawn by rolling countryside, isolated islands or soaring mountain …

30 Aug 2017 • Rough Guides Editors camera_alt Gallery
In pictures: brushing shoulders with bears in Finland’s newest national park

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

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
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