May 19, 2007

Vacation In Finland

Vacations Online

The Lonely Planet – travel publisher, has listed Finland as one of the 10 countries to visit in 2007 in the new Blue List: The Best in Travel 2007. Lonely Planet introduces Finland as a “cool zone of design and fashion in Helsinki, surrounded by remote wilderness areas. Finland is a breath of fresh air on a European adventure.”

Finland is located in somewhere in Northern Europe where it shares its borders with Sweden, Norway, Russia and Estonia. It is one of the thinly populated areas in the world with only over five million people living in a country of over 127,000 sq. mile area.

And yet it is considered as one of the top ranking countries in the UN human Development Index which compares countries from all over the world on certain factors such as poverty, literacy, life expectancy, education, etc. and because of this, this country is known as one of the most desirable places to live in.

Aside from its excellent way of life, it is also known for its many wonderful attractions. It is a country known for its many wonderful scenic lakes and islands. Tourists can visit some of its more than 180,000 lakes and islands. Helsinki is known as the capital of the country and it can be a good place to start on your tour of the country. Helsinki alone offers you a number of exciting places to visit.

You can visit Bylandet which is probably the best sightseeing island in the Espoo archipelago. Its magnificent scenery and breathtaking natural beauty will stay with you for a very long time. The island itself is so full of beauty and natural magnificence that spending just a day there would be enough. Try to spend a couple of days on the island to try and soak up the atmosphere and marvel at all the splendor before you. Great man-made sights also scatter all around the island with its old Russian bunkers well worth a look.

While you are still in the capital, you might also consider visiting some of its well known parks. One of them would be Kaivopuisto which is Helsinki's most famous park. This beautiful area has cliffs that can offer visitors breathtaking views of the whole city and the archipelago.

This spacious park was first established mainly as a spa facility for the wealthy in early times. Kaivopuisto is a popular place to go for strolls and enjoy summer picnics with your family and co-travelers. It becomes the best place to visit in the city during May Day where thousands of people try to spend the day here. This beautiful park is also used for many events, celebrations and free concerts which add more excitement to the whole area. If you find yourself here during the winter, you might want to take a visit at the Senate Square in Helsinki. Every year at wintertime, a little church made of snow rises up in the middle of the Square just in front of the Lutheran Cathedral. This spectacular snow church becomes a popular attraction every year during winter where people try to marvel it from the inside and out.

Services are held inside the church on Sunday mornings and this small church is equipped with wooden doors as well as windows and seats which add to its appeal. There are more attractions in store for you where exciting adventures and scenic marvels await you. Finland is perhaps best known for its peacefulness and beautiful nature. Vast forests, a unique archipelago and thousands of lakes present a striking mixture of wooded hills and waters. Enjoy your trip! Have fun! Bye.

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