Finland is also known as the happiest country in the world. With low levels of corruption, healthcare benefits, it is comparatively a safe country for both living and visiting. Finland offers a variety of activities to people. The most appreciated season for tourists is spring when it’s not too cold or too hot. But if you want to get a real taste of snow, try October-December! From January till March, some services are shut down due to excessively cold weather. Whether you wish to be touristy, or just want a relaxing vacation, this country introduces exciting activities for everyone to do. Here are 5 activities you can do when you travel to Finland-
One of the most famous cathedral churches in Finland is Helsinki Cathedral. Visitors describe it as a ‘Greek architecture style’ cathedral. Built from 1830-1852, it is a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. The churches in Finland are both elegant and tranquil, following the traditional methods of worship. Other popular churches are St. John’s Church, Rock Church, and Uspenski Cathedral.
Sleep below the Northern Lights
Finland has a clear visibility rate of northern lights in certain areas, giving 200 nights of the light show. The Northern Lights create a magical experience for tourists in search of something different. You can also sleep in a glass igloo so that the lights are just above your eyes. Want more? You can also ski there! The lights are guaranteed on winter days and vary during summers. It is always wise to check before going to see the lights or skiing.
3. Make use of lakes and saunas
Have you ever wondered how a sky-sauna would feel like? Well, now you can try it! Helsinki’s SkySauna offers sauna service in a sky wheel. It is open from April to December, and reservations are available as well. The best part about being in Finland is that almost every accommodation centre, from hostel to hotels offer sauna services (some may be complimentary). Lakes too, carry a beautiful view. Finland is known as the ‘land of a thousand lakes’ for a reason. Feel free to hop in a lake after your sauna experience.
For your artistry side, visit museums and galleries
Finland has an aesthetic collection of art, and its museums and galleries are a big attraction to these glories. Finnish National Gallery is the most famous one and has three museums under it. From paintings, sketches to furniture, photographs and modern art, Finland covers many aspects of pleasing art. At some galleries, tickets are free for minors and don’t usually cost a lot for adults.
Street markets will please you
A hotspot of tourist attractions, good food, and long walks. This place is adored by the locals too, and you will find cheap clothes, memorable items, and hot coffee for those exhausting long days. Get in the shade of a shop, grab waffles or croissants, have a hot drink, and make sure to sit near the heater! Bargaining is also a commonly adapted practice here. Handmade items are sold in bulks, ranging from jewelry to coats.
Finally, enjoy every moment here. The air is as clear as its sky, and you can see the clear clouds from your hotel’s window. For cheaper and easy accommodation, tourists prefer to stay at hostels, which offer equal quality of accommodation as hotels. Make sure to eat lots of warm food!
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