Finland connects Northeastern Europe with the vast Continent of the Russian Federation. Its east-coast has many bays and even more islands to explore.
Finland, also referred to as Finnland, has an abundance of lakes and with tens-of-thousands of lakes it is a haven for watersport lovers indeed. The country has a land surface of 305 000 sq.km. As a comparison to Greenland with it's about 371 000 sq.km ice free area's of it's total continental surface of 2 176 000 sq.km. Like all Scandinavian countries Finland has cool summers and cold winters with lot's of snow. Secondary to the fisheries industry, the most important sector of it's economy is the forestry. Scandinavian wood and wood products are exported mostly to other European countries.
Finland relies on it's rail system as most important means of transportation. There are more than 4 320 km of waterways to transport wood etc, and roads are only maintained in more populated regions. Many of it's sea harbours are inaccessable in winter due to heavy ice.
Helsinki the stunning nordic city has many attractions and lot's of cultural appeal. In summer there is open-air folk dancing in the parks and vibrant nightlife. Many opportunities to take a sauna, an integral part of Finnish life. Go and see the Suomenlinna Fortress (Unesco World Heritage site) on a group of islands or see the city from the 3T tram or just take a relaxing boat trip.