Resorts and Attractions in Finland

By | August 17, 2022

First of all, Finland is famous for its rivers and lakes – the Mecca of European water tourism, ski resorts: Himos, Vuokatti, Ruka, Tahko, Ylläs, Levi, Saariselga. In the summer, magnificent nature, labyrinths of lakes, a charming coastline, hiking or cycling trips will not leave anyone indifferent.

Helsinki – Empire style buildings on the Senate Square: the Cathedral, the State Council and the University, in the center of the square – a monument to Emperor Alexander II. Market Square (Kauppatori) is the brightest and liveliest place in Helsinki: the President’s Palace, City Hall and the symbol of the city – sculpture by Ville Wallgren Havis Amanda. Here is the Kauppahalli covered market, the Assumption Cathedral. The State Art Museum, the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium, the City Garden, the Finlandia Palace, etc.

The largest water park in Europe, Serena Korpilampi, is located 30 km from Helsinki. Suomenlinna (Sveaborg) – a group of islands off the coast of Helsinki,

According to, Suomenlinna is a fortress built by the Swedes in the 18th century, now there are 4 museums and the art center of the Nordic countries. Seurasaari Open Air Museum, Korkeasaari Zoo, Ateneum Art Museum, Temppelinaukio Rock Church, Moomin Museum and Olavinlinna Fortress – this is not a complete list of interesting places in Finland.
The best resorts with water parks are Katinkulta in Sotkamo, Kuusamon Tropiikki in Kuusamo, Eden in Oulu and Nokia, the resort in Saariselkä, Naantali and Ikaalinen.

In summer, amusement parks operate throughout the country: Linnanmäki in Helsinki, Särkänniemi in Tampere, Puuhamaa in Tervakoski and Vasalandia in Vaasa. The fortress of Turku, built in the 13th century, was restored in the 20th century. The historical museum of Turku is located on its territory.

Turku Cathedral is the national pride of the Finns, the center of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

Katinkulta is a resort with an aqua park, water caves, dozens of types of water massages, a water slide, saunas of all kinds, a water bar. Jämsä is a green city in the central part of Finland, countless lakes, pristine nature, one of the centers of fishing (fishing in Finland is paid).

One of the most popular city among tourists is the capital Helsinki. Also popular are tours to the cities – Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Kuopio, Porvoo.
There are 22 ski resorts in Lapland and northern Finland, 31 in the central part, and 26 in the south. The largest and most developed ski resorts in Finland are Levi and Ruka. The Vuokatti resort is popular in Central Finland, and the Sappee resort is in the south.

Wonderful landscapes, serene peace of nature, unique lighting of the ski slopes guarantee a unique experience while skiing. There are slopes for beginners, there are also black slopes for those who ski well.

Levy. Thanks to quality slopes that meet the high standards of international competitions and the earliest opening of the ski season in Europe (November), the Lapland resort of Levi has been opening the first stages of the Slalom World Cup for more than 10 years. Levi is recommended for families and beginner skiers as well as intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This is a resort for young people and lovers of fun and fabulous northern nature.

Ylläs (YLLAS) is the best ski resort in Finland. It ranks first in the country in terms of height difference and the length of ski slopes. Its slopes will delight connoisseurs of all types of skiing, snowboarding, telemark, freeride, slalom. It has the largest network of trails for flat skiing in Finland, incl. for skating.

Ruka is a compact mountain resort (up to 493 m above sea level). The resort is located a little south of the Arctic Circle, so early frosts combined with a lot of snow cannons guarantee the opening of the season in November. And the Saarua track closes in mid-June. This resort is for those who appreciate a long skiing season with guaranteed snow.

Lapland has never been a single state entity. Currently, it is divided between four states: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia (Kola Peninsula).
Lapland is a region with a very harsh climate, and therefore not the most popular among tourists. But this region has its own amazing places, year after year attracting curious foreigners. One of these places is the unusual village of Kakslauttanen, located 250 kilometers from the Arctic Circle. And it is unusual in that instead of traditional houses, there are 20 heat-resistant glass igloos in it.

Attractions in Finland