I travelled to Finland last summer, and again I couldn’t resist sharing my 6 main reasons why you should visit Finland!
1) The neverending sunrises and sunsets
Early in the morning or in the evening, when you look up to the sky, you can’t miss them. The sunrises and sunsets are stunning. First, because they last much longer but also because there’s a high chance you might get two for the price of one. Finland not only has some 168,000 lakes (larger than 500 square metres) but its archipelago is also the biggest in the world, but we’ll get to that later 🙂
From the foggy lake with the sunrays passing through, to the beauty of the simple sunset slowly going down behind a building in the city, you might enjoy watching the sun like you never had before !
2) The amazing landscapes (Archipelago and lakes)
I mentioned it earlier, with so many lakes and the biggest archipelago in the world, Finland is probably not a good destination for hydrophobic people but damn… the landscapes are amazing!
3) The weather is perfect (not too hot, not too cold)
In the summer, most people prefer to go to the Mediterranean sea or other (very) hot sunny places. But let’s face it, it’s way too hot over there, especially with the global warming. Do you really think it’s normal to have to put sunblock and go for a swim every 30min?
4) Their currency €
It’s in €. Needless to say that if you’re a european tourist visiting Finland, you’ll avoid the currency conversions and the joy of paying fees for nothing!
5) It is safe
Helsinki was actually named the world’s second safest city by Mercer (a human resources consulting firm). So you can travel with friends or alone, wether you’re a man or a woman, and just focus on what really matters: enjoying your trip.
6) The many festivals and events
Ok, you probably know that Finland is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of modern city life. But don’t jump to a hasty conclusion. You will not get bored! Especially in the summer, which is like a resurrection for Finnish people. Don’t believe me? Just have a look at the countless festivals and events: Flow Festival, PIPEFEST or BLOCKFEST are one of the most famous but you can find more on this link.