Stretching the definition of "Eastern Europe," Finland is a something of a departure from our other destinations. One reason we include Finland in our lineup is that Helsinki is less than two hours by ferry from Tallinn. There are also affordable direct flights from several North American cities to Helsinki. This makes it a convenient starting point for a tour of the Baltic States. If timings allow we can arrange an airport pickup. Then you can enjoy a tour of Helsinki's main sights. Afterwards we can drop you off at the ferry to Tallinn. This is the ideal travel plan if you want to see the main sights and skip spending a night in Helsinki.
Finland's best destinations
You might think of Finland as just a winter destination. That's not the case. There are fun things to do in Finland in the summer and all year. Finland today, and especially Helsinki, is home to some of the world’s most innovative designers. The design shops in Helsinki are world-famous. There’s an entire district of the city dedicated to the latest creations from young designers. If you’re visiting Helsinki you should take a jaunt to the Design District.
Helsinki's must-see sights
In the center of Helsinki you’ll find the Kamppi Chapel, an oasis of peace and calm. It's one of Helsinki's most unique attractions. Designed as a place for locals and tourists to enjoy a moment of silence, it is a rare treat in one of Finland’s most populated areas. And if you are looking for relaxation, then don't forget Finland's famous saunas!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna is another must-see while visiting Helsinki. It's a fortress built on six islands that are part of the capital city. But you’ll have to take a short ferry ride to get there. The perfect picnic destination, Suomenlinna is a unique piece of military history. It will give you a different perspective on Helsinki and its heritage.
Finland's travel specialists
There's a great variety of accommodation in Finland. Our local guides will be on-hand to assist all vacationers. Wherever you want to travel in Finland, we can make it happen. Visit Helsinki and stay in Finland, or explore the Baltics too. Contact us for a free travel consultation. We'll start planning the perfect Finland vacation for you.
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Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Finland
Our suggested itineraries in Finland and neighboring countries allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our Finland vacation packages make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.
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