Helsinki is a small capital city with a number of interesting sights, including the 18th-century fortress Suomenlinna that is only reachable by ferry. Helsinki also offers an interesting mix of museums, galleries, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. Saunas are enormously popular throughout the country, including Helsinki. Finland hotels may be able to recommend the top saunas in the city, and some Finland hotel packages might also include saunas.
The southwest city of Turku is as important as Finland’s oldest city. It dates back to the 13th century as does its castle. Fans of Finnish writer Tove Jansson’s Moomintroll books won’t want to miss a visit to Tampere in the north where the Tampere Art Musuem hosts a collection of Jansson’s art. Both Turku and Tampere as well as other areas of interest in the country are easily reached by public transportation as day trips from Helsinki. For visitors who are not planning to travel into the far north, Finland hotel packages that focus exclusively on the capital city may offer the most affordable rates.
A trip to Finnish Lapland is a unique experience not to be missed if at all possible. Despite the brutal winter temperatures and dark days, the region is worth visiting at this time to view the Northern Lights. Families may enjoy Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. Year-round Finnish Lapland offers unusual and stunning scenery, and the small village of Inari may be of interest as it is home to the indigenous Sami people. Cheap hotel deals in Finland will include Finnish Lapland where reservations can also be made for lodges and cabins, and hotels there, like all hotels in Finland, are available for a range of budgets. Expedia can be helpful to find and book rooms at the lowest prices.