Gap Years, Backpacking & Travelling in Finland

Search travel and gap year ideas in Finland. We list opportunities from some of the worlds leading travel operators. Finland is a popular destination where you could go skiing or snowboarding in winter, a lot of people travel to see the spectacular Northern Lights. 


Finland Travel Ideas, Gap Year Programs & Experiences

Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in Finland.

Finland travel guide

Finland Travel Guide

Get information, ideas and inspiration for visiting Finland.

  • Capital: Helsinki
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Country Size: 337,030km²
  • Population: 5,427,000 (2012 est.)
  • Language: Finnish + Swedish (official)


Top Reasons to Visit Finland

  • See spectaular nature
  • Experience the friendly and welcoming culture
  • Get close to exotic wildlife
  • Lots of different towns and cities thoughout the country to explore


Best Places to Visit Finland

Finland might look small on a map but there are lots of places you should add to your itinerary. Here are some of the top tourist sights and highlights of the country:

  • Aland
  • Hameenlinna
  • Helsinki
  • Jyväskylä
  • Lappeenranta
  • Lake Saimaa and Savonlinna
  • Lemmenjoki National Park
  • Mariehamn
  • Oulu
  • Porvoo
  • Rovaniemi
  • Salla
  • Savonlinna
  • Tampere
  • Turku
  • Vaasa


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