Finland Tours & Holidays
Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays
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The most sparsely populated country in the European Union, Finland is an enigmatic blend of east and west. Covered by seemingly endless forests of pine, spruce and birch and still strongly influenced by its close proximity to neighbouring Russia, this stunningly pristine environment is home to no fewer than 37 national parks and a labyrinth of lakes and inlets numbering in their tens of thousands that stretch from the southern shores of the Gulf of Finland to the high fells of arctic Lapland. ...
The most sparsely populated country in the European Union, Finland is an enigmatic blend of east and west. Covered by seemingly endless forests of pine, spruce and birch and still strongly influenced by its close proximity to neighbouring Russia, this stunningly pristine environment is home to no fewer than 37 national parks and a labyrinth of lakes and inlets numbering in their tens of thousands that stretch from the southern shores of the Gulf of Finland to the high fells of arctic Lapland. Offering up a chance to answer the call of the wild, Finland presents the perfect spot to escape the world and enjoy some genuine Arctic experiences.
Lit by the shimmering curtains of the Northern Lights, these breathtakingly beautiful landscapes provide the perfect backdrops for husky sled safaris and snowmobile adventures, whilst the lands beyond the Arctic Circle present some of the last corners of unspoiled wilderness left on the European mainland.
Amongst the remote regions of Finnish Lapland you can soak up the rich culture of the Sámi reindeer herders, savour wild salmon and smoked reindeer and try your hand at ice fishing and husky mushing. An overnight stay beside the frozen waters of Lake Torassieppi also presents a chance to enjoy some Arctic ‘glamping’ in an Aurora Dome, whilst a night in a mobile cabin on Lake Inari provides the perfect setting to relish the glittering blanket of an Arctic night.
Start your journey
Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.
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WHEN TO GO
Health and Vaccinations
There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Finland though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.
In Finland the official unit of currency is the Euro.
To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com.
On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.
Language & Religion
Finnish is the official language of Finland although English is widely spoken. The Finnish language origin is Nordic, rather than Germanic, like most of Scandinavia. Over 80% of Finland belong to the Evangelical-Lutheran Church.
Finland is 2 hours ahead of GMT.
A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.
Food and drink
Eat and drink to your heart’s content! Fish and reindeer feature heavily in the diet while vegetarians will have limited choices.