Pronouncing the name of this country, everyone is just what you want it to him, rivers and lakes, deer and Santa Claus, snow and ski slopes, friendly and unhurried inhabitants, and of course, fishing. All this is Finland, where attractions will tell you many interesting stories and show even more interesting places.
Finland for several hundred years, successfully communicating with neighbor Russia. It is very friendly to our compatriots, respect and appreciate the Russian culture and history. And in the center of the Finnish capital - Helsinki stands a monument to the Russian Tsar Alexander II, which is already a manifestation of respect for Russia.
The local nature of the phenomenon as a fairy, she lifelong impact on residents and visitors. Nature Finland gradually turned into one of its best attractions. The country is magnificent in any season, but it does not boasts of historical monuments, but the natural beauty and charm make her fall in love with everyone who has been here at least once.
An integral part of Finland are water expanses. All of its numerous rivers and lakes attract anglers. A sea fishing in winter on the coast of the Gulf of Finland? What could be more desirable for the avid fisherman! In addition, you can learn how to cook real Finnish soup with milk. This dish leaves no one indifferent!
Lapland - familiarity with Santa Claus
Attractions Finland winter offer us a wonderful world - a world of miracles and fairy-tale characters. Undoubtedly, the most fascinating places are in Lapland - the northern part of the country. It is home to Santa Claus and his mesmerizing beauty of the aurora borealis. Millions of children and adults dream of visiting a guest of the fabulous Santa, ride in a dog or reindeer, to take part in races on a sleigh. Winter joy Finland are endless.
Of course, Santa Claus is not the only attraction of northern Finland. Nature lovers, this region presents a lot of surprises. It is very rich in flora and fauna. On hilly terrain covered with pine forests inhabited by many different animals and birds.
Winter in the area begins very early - in mid-October, the ground already covered by snow, Lapland and turns into a paradise for skiers and lovers of winter safari. In combination with the clean air and natural beauty of the holiday will be unforgettable.
Away from the Snow Queen
City break in Lapland is not inferior to outdoor recreation. The most unique of these places is considered the center of Kemi - a city that holds a special attraction of the winter in Finland, one of which is the Snow Castle. His erect from year to year, and every winter, you can go away from the Snow Queen. There is a hotel, restaurant, chapel, and even the snow gallery. Impressions weight, both for children and for adults.
Kemi also famous for gems Gallery, which exhibited more than three thousand different decorations. This collection is considered one of the richest in the world.
Must-See icebreaker Sampo, it operates throughout the winter and there are guided tours at Botany Bay.
Porvoo - a city of the past and the present
One of the oldest cities in Finland - Porvoo. It is of great interest to people who appreciate and history. Here you can find echoes of several eras. At one time the city hosted the great kings of antiquity, famous artists and priests. Thousands of pilgrims have passed through it, making your hard way.
One of the most interesting attractions is the Old Town of Finland in Porvoo and its unique cathedral, considered the third largest and attendance throughout the country. Even a simple walk through the winding streets of the Old Town will bring you a lot of pleasant moments, leaving the soul only positive emotions and memories. In this part of Porvoo he lived and worked great poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg. Now his house is decorated in the Empire style, attracts many tourists.
Turku - the city museums
The charm of the Finnish city of Turku, undoubtedly lies in its unusual, if not exciting atmosphere. The city developed and built around a trading post. Ancient castle Turunlinna - the heart of the place, played a rather important role in the development of Finland, and Scandinavia as a whole, and has become the most visited attraction in Finland.
It is also noteworthy that this Turku since its foundation has been the capital of Finland, it focused all the important points of the country. Transfer of the current status of the rule of capital - Helsinki hurt the pride of local residents. And from that moment between the two cities is a constant rivalry.
Today Turku modern city, with a lot of training centers - here is the best university in the country. Good restaurants, a rich and interesting nightlife offer unlimited opportunities for recreation.
The pride of the museum are of Turku. All the troubled past of the city gathered in them. One should visit the Museum of History "Kyulyamyaki" Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Crafts "Luostarinmyaki." These attractions of Finland tell a lot about the life and development of both the city and the country as a whole.
Here is the old cathedral Tuomikirkko, which is the main Lutheran church of the country. The ringing of its bells every hour sounds throughout Finland - it is transmitted by radio to all corners of the country. Within the walls of the cathedral is an amazing museum of church artifacts, gathered a huge collection, starting from the XIV century to the present day.
Water Paradise Ice Age
On the territory of one of the many lakes in Finland is an amazing and unique place - National Park Kolovesi. This natural wealth here probably will not find in the world! Lake Saimaa - the biggest lake in Finland, and formed around the reserve serves as a place to save the wildlife of this region.
The vast expanses of the park torn opportunity for canoeing on the vast expanse of water. Landscape countryside just fascinating eye-catching! Sharp rocks, towering over the water, in some places exceed forty-meter height. The formation of this natural corner has occurred during the Ice Age. It was here in the early days of the Stone Age hunted and hunted the ancestors of modern Finns, evidenced drawings carved on the rocks. And on the hill Ukonvuori - is the eastern part of the reserve - there are large deposits of quartz, so popular today, the material used in the decor.
Anyone who has a child reading a fascinating tale about the fascinating creatures Moomin know that they were just in Finland. Now on the island Kailo houses a museum dedicated to these amazing creatures. It's kind of a theme park, created in the image and likeness of tales Tove Janssen. Even those who come here with a bad mood can not help but smile at the sight of the hospitable inhabitants of fairyland.
It is unfortunate that the Moomin country is open to the public only in the summer, and if you are here in the winter, you can not make a trip to the world Moomin Troll. But do not be upset, because you can visit Finland again, and why not this summer?
And, of course, Helsinki! Amazing city - the capital and cultural center of Finland. Helsinki is built on peninsulas, its streets round the bays, islands connected by a bridge, and the connection to the remote islands is maintained by ferries. The city is completely saturated with the smell of the sea, and in the area of its many ports is constant noise created by ships.
Helsinki has its own attractions and places associated with the history and appearance of the city. There are several interesting museums, famous all over the country opera, magnificent parks, churches and cathedrals. Here, the best cuisine in the whole of Finland, you can taste wonderful dishes of venison and fish, only the Finns know how to cook them!
Each city is an amazing country, Finland has its own attractions, and each in its own way important to her, as played in the development of many important. A stay here is really worth it! If only to meet with Santa Claus - fabulous bearded grandfather, whom we all are waiting for miracles in the New Year's holidays!