Exploring Finland’s magnificent countryside and coastal areas is one of the main reasons so many tourists are drawn to the country. But, what makes Finland such a great place for adventure is the level of access tourists have to the country. Due to the ‘Freedom to roam’ or ‘Everyman’s Right’ (as it is otherwise known), it is free for anyone to walk, cycle, ski or camp on any land in the country (with the exception of private gardens/land in close proximity to resident properties). Because of this right, you are free to explore the country freely and peacefully, as long as you pick up your rubbish and show respect for nature. This right of access gives tourists access to about 90% of the land in Finland, which is great news for those keen to explore its lush landscapes.
If you go far enough North, beyond the great cities and coastline of Sweden, you will arrive at Finland’s most renowned regions - Lapland. This enchanted region makes up a huge proportion of Finland’s surface area. Covering over square 100,000 km, it is a vast wilderness crossing the border of the Arctic Circle - a snow-white haven for enthusiasts of wildlife, adventure and natural wonderment, drawing in tourists from all over the world.
Another great place to visit in Finland is the capital city of Helsinki in the nation’s southern region. Helsinki is a vibrant city of great design, architecture and stunning natural surroundings. It is a city full of life – great for wandering in the day and even better for socialising at night. The city is also surrounded by hundreds of islands. The archipelago of Helsinki consists of more than 300 islands, which offer some great opportunities for day trips.
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