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Finland Flag Finland is a country in northern Europe, bordering Norway, Russia, and Sweden. Finland has coastlines on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland, both of which are arms of the Baltic Sea. Finnish also includes the Åland Islands, which lie at the entrance to the Gulf Of Bothnia.

More than three quarters of Finnish territory is covered with coniferous forests and fens, and the country is particularly known for the very large number (many tens of thousands) of lakes and islands it contains. The landscape of Finland is generally flat, although there are some hilly areas in the extreme northern regions of Lapland which border Norway.

As of 2010, the population of Finland was estimated to be 5,359,538. The capital and largest city of the country is Helsinki, with nearly 600,000 people living in the city, and over 1.3 million living in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Other important towns and cities include Espoo, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Kotka, Lahti, Oulu, Pori, Tampere, Turku, and Vantaa.

The Finnish economy is a highly industrialized free-market economy. Approximately two thirds of GDP comes from services, and just under one third from refining and manufacturing. Primary production, including agriculture, fishing, forestry, and mining, is a comparatively tiny sector of the economy. Finland is a member of the European Union, and has been a member of the eurozone (using the euro currency) since 2002.

Map of Finland

Finland Country Details


Country Name Finland
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Northern Europe
Flag Finland Flag
Principal Language Finnish
Capital Helsinki
Major Towns/Cities
  • Espoo
  • Helsinki (Capital)
  • Jyväskylä
  • Kotka
  • Kuopio
  • Lahti
  • Oulu
  • Pori
  • Tampere
  • Turku
  • Vantaa


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    Lonely Planet Finland (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Catherine Le Nevez

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (312 pages)

    Lonely Planet Finland (Travel Guide)
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    • Lonely Planet Finland Travel Guide
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    #1 best-selling guide to Finland*

    Lonely Planet Finland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike through forests and fells, spectacular gorges and ravines, fizz over the snow behind a team of huskies on an overnight dog-sled safari, then change the pace with chic shopping at Helsinki's cutting-edge design stores; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Finland and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Finland Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - Sámi society & traditions, Finnish lifestyle & culture, history, design, literature, music, painting, sculpture, food & drink, outdoor activities
    • Over 50 maps
    • Covers Helsinki, Turku & the South Coast, Aland Archipelago, Tampere & Hame, The Lakeland, Karelia, West Coast, Oulu, Kainuu & Koilllismaa, Lapland and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Finland our most comprehensive guide to Finland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andy Symington, Catherin le Nevez.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    *Best-selling guide to Finland. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

    Finland: The Essential Guide to Customs & Etiquette (Culture Smart!)
    By Terttu Leney

    Brand: Kuperard
    Released: 2006-09-05
    Paperback (168 pages)

    Finland: The Essential Guide to Customs & Etiquette (Culture Smart!)
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    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken
    Insight Guides Finland
    By Insight Guides

    Guides Insight
    Paperback (416 pages)

    Insight Guides Finland
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    • Insight Guides Finland
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    Whether it's kayaking in the serene Lakeland, enjoying a cruise on the Baltic, or taking in the splendour of the Northern Lights in Lapland - Insight Guide Finland helps you get the best out of this outdoor paradise.



    Inside Insight Guide Finland:

    A thoroughly overhauled edition by our expert authors.

    Stunning photography brings this stunning country and its people to life.

    Highlights of the country's top attractions, such as Helsinki's Jugend architecture and the Lakes region as well as in-depth features on some unmissable Finnish experiences, such as relaxing in a traditional sauna and cycling around the gorgeous Åland archipelago.

    Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the cool capital, Helsinki, to Lapland in the far north.

    Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.



    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
    Lonely Planet Finland (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (320 pages)

    Lonely Planet Finland (Travel Guide)
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    Product Description:

    #1 best-selling guide to Finland*

    Lonely Planet Finland is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the striking terrain of Karhunkierros, browse various design shops in Helsinki, or glide down the slopes in a sled pulled by huskies; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Finland and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Finland Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including culture, history, painting, sculpture, literature, music, design, and politics
    • Over 61 local maps
    • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), The Great Outdoors, and Travel with Children
    • Coverage of Helsinki, Turku, Karelia, Tampere, Hame, the Lakeland, the Aland Archipelago, Oulu, Kainuu, Koillismaa, Lapland, Inari, Muonio, Rauma, Kemi, Kuopio, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Finland, our most comprehensive guide to Finland, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andy Symington, and Fran Parnell.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

    *Bestselling guide to Finland - Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, January 2011 to December 2011.

    Rick Steves Scandinavia
    By Rick Steves

    Avalon Travel Publishing
    Released: 2015-06-23
    Paperback (824 pages)

    Rick Steves Scandinavia
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    • Avalon Travel Publishing
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    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.

    With this guide, you'll set sail to Europe's most prosperous corner—a smorgasbord of Viking ships, deep green fjords, stave churches, brooding castles, and colorful farmhouses. Explore the sleek, modern capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Tallinn. Cruise through Stockholm's scenic archipelago, and sample the Baltic charms of Tallinn. Delve deep into Norway's scenic Sognefjord and bike through the idyllic Danish countryside on the castaway island of Aero. And take some time out from sightseeing to get your blood pumping in a steamy Finnish sauna.

    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

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