10 Amazing Things To Explore In Finland

Finland is a beautiful country located in the boarder of Sweden, Russia and Norway. Finland is blessed with its historic culture and natural beauty. There are lot many things to explore for visitors includes historic castles, heritage sites, churches, museums, amusement parks, open air museum, National Parks and the list is not ending. The top among them are:

1. Helsinki Cathedral

Address: Pyhän Henrikin aukio 1 A, 00140 Helsinki, Finland.

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Helsinki Cathedral Photo

This is the central attraction of Helsinki. The church was built in 1852 by renowned architects Carl Ludvig Engel and Ernst Lohrmann. The Neo-classical style of architecture is very attractive for visitors. This church is built as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I, Grand duke of Finland. It has a green dome in top surrounded by small 4 domes, a statue of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia infront of the Church, The cylindrical pulpit, and moreover the art and architecture is really worth to watch.

2. The National Museum of Finland

Address: Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

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The National Museum of Finland Photo

If you want to understand the history and culture of Finland, take a visit to The National Museum of Finland, Central Helsinki. You can travel from the Stone Age to present day of Finland. The architecture of this museum is the Finnish National Romanic style and function as a part of Finnish Heritage agency. The museum was opened in 1916 and the most attractive section is Vintti where one can learn the history by doing himself.

3. Olavinlinna Castle

Address: 00190 Helsinki, Finland.

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Olavinlinna Castle Photo

When you visit Olavinlinna Castle you may feel that you have reached in a fairy land. The castle is located in an islet and this is a three tower stone castle. The islet has chosen for this castle is as a protection from attacks from enemies. Nowadays this is a popular place foe festivities inorder to attract tourists. You can find castle museum, Orthodox museum, small exhibitions etc with different ancient objects.

4. Santa Claus Village

Address: 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland.

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Santa Claus Village Photo

This amusement park would be definitely a gift for your kids. This is located in Lapland region of Finland and opened in 1985. This place is popular for seeing magical Northern lights, Santa Claus?s office where you can interact and take photos with Santa, Santa's House of Snowmobiles where you can learn this history of snowmobiles in Artic area, Artic circle etc.

5. Seurasaari

Address: Seurasaari, 00250 Helsinki, Finland.

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Seurasaari Photo

Seurasaari is famous for its open-air museum and the beautiful surroundings. Here you can find old wooden structured buildings and you can understand the Finnish way of living, traditional rural Finland, cottages, Open-air museum, farmsteads, manors etc. The 87 separate buildings in this island would definitely a different experience for you.

6. Suomenlinna Fortress

Address: 00190 Helsinki, Finland.

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Suomenlinna Fortress Photo

This is a beautiful and amazing 18th century fortress spread across in 6 linked islands. Started as a military base and later turned in to civilian administration house. This is a UNESCO World heritage site located at the entrance of Helsinki?s harbour. The Fortress church here serves as a lighthouse. Another thing to explore here includes Suomenlinna Museum, Military Museum, Submarine Vesikko and the stunning architecture.

7. Uspenski Cathedral

Address: Kanavakatu 1, 00160 Helsinki, Finland.

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Uspenski Cathedral Photo

This is the popular Orthodox Church in Finland and attracts visitors with its fascinating architecture. The hands behind this stunning architecture are by Aleksey Gornostayev and used Byzantine Revival architecture. This is considered as the largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe. The Cathedral is situated on the hillside of Katajanokka peninsula. Interior decorations & art work as well as exterior works are really worth to watch.

8. Nuuksio National Park

Address: Finland.

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Nuuksio National Park Photo

This National Park was established in 1994, can be easily accessed from Finnish Capital. It is a land of unlimited entertainment activities. The natural beautify will fascinate you including lush green forests, waterfalls, rivers & streams, cliffs and valleys. You can enjoy walking trials, hiking, camping, picnics, spot fishing etc over here.

9. Old Rauma

Address: 26100 Rauma, Finland.

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Old Rauma Photo

This wooden city of Rauma is a must visit UNESCO heritage site. This is the 3rd oldest Old city in Finland. It attract visitors with 600 colourful buildings of 18th centuries, winter season is really special by seeing this buildings with the snowfalls. Other notable buildings in Rauma are Franciscan monastery, Church of the Holy Cross, Old Town Hall and two museums.

10. Koli National Park

Address: Ylä-kolintie 38, 83960 Lieksa, Finland.

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Koli National Park Photo

This is a favourite destination for photographers and artists in Finland. This National Park was established in 1991 and one of the most scenic National Parks in Finland. Ukko is a heritage site and major sight-seeing point in this National Park. You can enjoy hiking, Alpine Skiing, horse-back riding etc over here.

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