Seven Ideas for a Sustainable Holiday by Rail
09/07/2021 · By Sukie Chapman
Plan a sustainable holiday by rail with Great Rail Journeys. Explore our blog for seven eco-friendly travel ideas to inspire your next amazing trip.Read more
There is more to Finland than tours of Father Christmas's Lapland. In the south the Finns can claim one of the most vibrant and culturally important cities in the Baltic region. Snug against the coastline the peninsula and islands of Helsinki are home to the Church in the Rock, Senate Square and the island fortress of Sveaborg amongst other attractions both old and new.
As if to make it easier to see Finland, tours in the summer months benefit from extra-long days when the sun seems to be pinned to the sky. In winter the horizon comes alive over Finland and tours to Helsinki gain a chance to see the Northern Lights.
The stylish and beautiful port city of Helsinki is the world's second most northerly capital city (after Reykjavik in Iceland). It regards itself as a city where East meets West, having been heavily influenced by Eastern and Western culture. Helsinki is surrounded by a beautiful archipelago of hundreds of tiny islands - a beautiful region which can be explored on a scenic boat cruise (there are many available to choose from). The city is also filled with nature in its many public parks and open spaces. Within Helsinki you can see evidence of 450 years of the city's history in the architecture of its buildings. Finland is famous for its design styles, all of which can be seen in the country's capital.
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