Finland is located in the northern part of Europe and has neighbouring countries, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Russia and is considered one of the largest countries in Europe, ranking sixth among all European countries, but it is also one of the least populated. Most residents of the country speak their national language, Finnish, although a small minority also speak Swedish, and Helsinki is the capital of Finland. An important anecdote for children about Finland is that it is considered the world capital of Christmas because they say that is where Santa Claus lives, and they say that the atmosphere and the celebration of Christmas here are second to none.
The Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art in Kiasma is one of the most visited places in Helsinki due to its rich collection of local and foreign contemporary art. The range of theatre programs includes the performing arts, film, theatre and the like. The architectural structure of the building is already a bonus.
2.) Cathedral on the square
Helsinki Cathedral is a feast for the eyes. You can also visit nearby buildings such as the Government Palace, the main building of the State University and the National Library of Finland. The square is more often called the Senate square.
3.) Market place
This famous square is lined with different stalls offering different types of food and indigenous food, native crafts and souvenirs from Finland. It is especially a favourite of tourists, especially those looking for a crucible of food from different cultures. It is also a great place to buy souvenirs.
4.) Ice park
Whether you are here to skate or just sit and watch people, the Finnish train station ice park is also a must-see destination. There are cafes to heat cold visitors. There are also thematic shows that are sure to entertain all locals and tourists.
5.) Vapour-Sveaborg Fortress
This Suomenlinna fortress is today considered one of the largest fortresses in the world. Since its foundation in 1748, the fort has been a favourite destination for locals and tourists. It has also been classified by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage monuments.
6.) Santa Claus Village
It is the most magical place in the world! Here, it’s Christmas every day. Here Santa Claus also reads all the letters children send from all over the world.
7.) Cemeteries on Christmas Eve
It is one of the most beloved traditions in the history of Finland, where people go to the cemetery every evening at the cemetery on Christmas Eve to light candles for their dead loved ones. This sentimental moment is a feast for the eyes. This makes it one of the events that a visitor to Finland should see.
8.) Old large square
On Christmas Eve, Finland holds its traditional declaration of peace in this ancient Turku square exactly half an hour before midnight. For new visitors to the area, it will certainly be a good experience. So when you are in Turku, don’t forget the old big square.
9.) Ursa Observatory
Found on the highest peak of Kaivopuisto Park, if you are in Helsinki, this is also a good place to visit. Here you can take a relaxing walk in the park between the greenery and the nearby rock walls. It is a great way to spend a relaxing day with your loved one.
10.) Design District
If you want to be at the heart of the Finnish artistic melting pot, the design district is for you. It’s a collection of eclectic art, galleries, museums, antiques, and outdated stores that you wouldn’t want to miss. You can also buy your souvenirs here.