FINLAND DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, you’ll connect to the real Finland in a way like no other. Venture to the far northern reaches of the earth and you’ll discover Finland’s extraordinary wilderness. Soaring forests flecked with blue lakes, national parks with bears and reindeer, and the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) dancing across the snowy landscape - Finland is simply magical. With a sub-zero winter and a short golden summer, this is a place to appreciate the seasons, and the Finns know how to enjoy life, whatever the weather. Visit Finland in the snowy months for skiing, sledding and relaxing in saunas, or feel the local joy in summer with annual festivals, lake cruises and endless midnight sunshine. Discover the impressive architecture and cuisine of Helsinki, and delve deeper with Trafalgar as we reveal artistic neighbourhoods, curious museums such as the National Museum of Finland, old markets with Finnish delicacies, and the Chapel of Silence, where you can truly get lost in the moment. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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"I love to take our guests into Finnish culture. It is like experiencing a completely different way of life, based on nature, beer and SAUNA!"

Xavier, Travel Director
Finland at a glance
Venture to the far northern reaches of the earth, and you’ll discover soaring forests flecked with blue lakes, national parks with bears and reindeer, and the Northern Lights dancing across the snowy landscape. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover the surreal magic of Finland.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg temp
-6°C
Summer avg temp
17°C
Time Zone
GMT+3
Capital City
Helsinki
Language
Finnish
Good morning
Hyvää huomenta
Good evening
Hyvää iltaa

What to pack for Finland

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Water and windproof clothes

Protect yourself from Finland’s unpredictable weather with water and windproof clothes and a scarf - the Finns wear scarves all year round, so you’ll fit in with the locals.

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Comfortable shoes

Whether you’re walking the streets of Helsinki or exploring forest trails, you’ll need a comfortable pair of shoes. If you’re visiting in winter, waterproof shoes are best for the snow.

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Sunglasses

An essential item all year round, sunglasses will protect your eyes from the bright Midnight Sun in summer, and the glaring snow in winter.

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Camera

Finland is a photographer’s dream, from the city architecture to the Northern Lights. Remember to pack a waterproof bag for your equipment and bring extra batteries as they die faster in cold weather.

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An adaptor plug

Voltage in Finland is 220V and the sockets are of Type C or F, with standard European 2-pin plugs.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.