Finland Travel Guide, Gap Year Volunteering and Tours

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. This peaceful and relaxing destinations will really leave an impression on you.


Finland Travel Ideas

Finland Travel Guide

Finland travel guide

Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to travel to 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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Finland tours



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Volunteer in Finland

Guide to Volunteering in Finland

If you are looking to do something rewarding then you can apply to volunteer in Finland through One World 365. Most projects have a focus on community development including: 

  • Education Projects  
  • Social Projects
  • Wildlife & Conservation 

Full training will be provided so don't worry if you don't have any previous experience and all nationalities are eligible to apply. Most organisations will require you to be aged 18 and over. People from all around the world apply every year, so what are you waiting for, enquire today. 



Finland Volunteering Programs

Top Reasons to Apply to Volunteer in Finland

  • Experience a new country / culture
  • You'll get lots of time to explore and see new places on cultural programs experiencing a new culture
  • Learn a new language
  • Improve your CV / resume 
  • Meet new people
  • Share your knowledge and help others learn / progress
  • Gain new skills
  • Authentic experience - this country is one of the most underrated destination to volunteer in Europe



How to Apply

You can view our featured programs or search the organisations we have listed today. Some organisations offer structured placements which include:

  • Placements
  • Pre-departure information and support
  • Airport transfers
  • Training and in-country orientation
  • Accommodation



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