Republic of Finland is one of the world’s northernmost countries. Of world capitals, only Reykjavík lies more to the north than Helsinki. Finland has about 168,000 lakes, *Finnish Lakeland is the area with the most lakes in the country.
Rauma (map) — largest wooden old town in the Nordics and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tampere (map) — an industrial city, home of culture, music, art and museums. Vaasa (map) — a town with strong Swedish influences on the west coast located near the UNESCO world natural site Kvarken Archipelago.
The main international passenger gateway is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. There are no direct trains between Sweden or Norway and Finland. VR and Russian Railways jointly operate services between Saint Petersburg and Helsinki. opas.matka.fi includes train traffic, local transport of many cities and towns, and public service obligation traffic (i.e. services offered on behalf of the government) in the countryside. Taksit.fi is an official national catalog for finding local taxi companies in Finland.
VISIT HELSINKI | the capital of Finland, is the largest city in the country.