Aland is comprised of a few large islands and nearly 10,000 smaller ones. Aland has a unique history. It was ceded to Russia by Sweden in 1809.
Hameenlinna, is attractively situated on a long, narrow lake, the Vanajavesi. The Hattelmala hills are a boundary to the south of Hameenlinna.
there are literally 1000 of square klmtrs of unspoilt forests. Trails snake throughout the country, and hikers can roam for days.
Finland is top country in the world for seeing these blazing curtains of light drape across the sky. It can be seen even in the southern most regions.
Helsinki is the capital of Finland and chief town of the province of Uusimaa (Nyland). The city offers a variety of cultural opportunities.
The small city is located on the north side of the Jyvasjarvi lake, which is linked by a narrow strait, the Aijalansalmi, with Lake Paijanne.
The unique geography of Finland makes it one of the finest fishing destinations in the world. Within these waters there are 67 species of fish.
The dominant lake of the region is massive Lake Saimaa, the "lake of a thousand islands." Lake Saimaa itself has an area of some 1,300 klmtrs.
The 70-year-old tract over boreal forest is the largest park in Finland and one of the most extensive chunks of wildlands in all of Europe.
Sweet little Oulu lies near the north end of the Gulf of Bothnia, at the mouth of the Oulu river. In spring, you can skiing in the Oulu area.
These islands offer a very unique cultural mix of Finnish, Russian, and Swedish influences. Islands are also a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Tampere (Swedish: Tammerfors) is one of the loveliest towns in all of Finland. It lies between two lakes, Nasijarvi and Pyhajarvi.