Although I have visited Helsinki, exploring Finland’s natural wonders is high on my travel bucket list.
This is a country whose great outdoors is its calling card, with its vast forests and crystal-clear lakes. Finland is one of the best places in the world for Arctic adventures and to chase the elusive Northern Lights.
FINLAND IN A NUTSHELL
- Capital: Helsinki
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Population: 6 million
- Official languages: Finnish and Swedish
- Time zone: UTC+2
SOLO TRAVEL RATING
- Solo travel rating: 3 out of 5
- Risk to women travellers: Low
- Travel costs: Expensive
- Recommended for first-time solo travellers: Yes