Finland travel guide

How to spend a long weekend in Finland's Turku Archipelago

How to spend a long weekend in Finland's Turku Archipelago

The ultimate island-hopping destination, Finland’s 155-mile Archipelago Trail is a place of rocky skerries and forested islets, where eco-retreats, Nordic cuisine and saunas abound — and the gateway to it all is buzzing Turku, the former capital city.

Family travel: is there an adventurous way to see Santa in 2021?

Finnish Lapland presents the crowd-pleasing solution to families looking to seek out Santa this Christmas. We take a look at the best trips and times to book.

How mindful cloudberry picking turned Finnish Lapland into a wellness destination

Finns savour the ceaseless, golden light of midsummer with a biological urgency. Now, after a long winter, the never-ending space and solace of Lapland’s forests beckon. Here, you can walk, meditate and collect juicy Arctic berries born from winter snows.

CLOSED: Win a four-night trip to see the Northern Lights

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with The Aurora Zone, the UK’s original Northern Lights holiday company, to offer a thrilling autumn adventure in Finland

Where to stay in Helsinki

Make for the midnight sun in a city whose host of new hotel openings means there's more choice than ever when it comes to bedding down

Family travel: Meeting Santa Claus

Is it too late to book a Finnish Father Christmas experience? We mull over where to go and the best time to do it

Family travel: Ranua, Finland

Sledding and snowballs, Father Christmas and the odd trip down a ‘hole’. What more can you ask for in a snowy Finnish adventure in Lapland?

Family: Six snow adventures

Pick a wintry holiday to suit even hard-to-please teens, from seeing Santa to husky-sledding.

The (not so) rough guide to Lapland in winter

Where to find that festive Lappish landscape

Rooms under £100: Helsinki

Scandi style and playful decor inspired by epic tales make the Finnish capital a compelling destination for an autumnal break.

Long weekend: Åland Islands

For an alternative slice of Scandinavia head to the Åland Islands in Finland — an autonomous archipelago defined by its eccentric inhabitants, extraordinary landscapes and excellent cuisine

Moomin Mayhem: In the footsteps of Tove Jansson

Head to the Finnish homeland of Moomins author Tove Jansson to find out what inspired her surreal creation.

Explore Nat Geo

  • Animals
  • Environment
  • History & Culture
  • Science
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Space
  • Adventure
  • Video

About us

Subscribe

  • Magazines
  • Newsletter
  • Disney+

Follow us

Copyright © 1996-2015 National Geographic Society. Copyright © 2015-2016 National Geographic Partners, LLC. All rights reserved