TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD–Finland

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Still don’t know where to spend summer holidays ? There is many of beautiful countries in this world, one of them is absolutely Finland. Would you like to get more information's about this country, what you should visit and many of other things…

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Finland officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.

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Around 5.4 million people reside in Finland, with the majority concentrated in the southern region. It is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Finland is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in Helsinki and local governments in 336 municipalities. A total of about one million residents live in the Greater Helsinki area (which includes Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa), and a third of the country's GDP is produced there. Other larger cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lahti and Kuopio.

Finland was historically a part of Sweden and from 1809 on, an autonomous Grand Duchy within the Russian Empire. Finnish Declaration of Independence from Russia in 1917 was followed by a civil war, wars against the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and a period of official neutrality during the Cold War. Finland joined the United Nations in 1955, the OECD in 1969, the European Union in 1995, and the eurozone since its inception.

Finland was a relative latecomer to industrialisation, remaining a largely agrarian country until the 1950s. Thereafter, economic development was rapid, Finland built an extensive welfare state and balanced between the East and the West in global economics and politics. With the best educational system in Europe, Finland has recently ranked as one of the world's most peaceful, competitive and livable countries.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Because we are talking about summer vacation I will only show you places which are great for summer.

You can spend a night among the wild inhabitants of the taiga forest! This one-night package takes you to a safe observation lodge that includes special listening equipment for tracking wild animals, including Brown Bears, Wolverines and Lynxes.

You can also spend a memorable day rowing a church boat in good company. Have a picnic on waves of Lappajärvi, drop by a sheltered cove to chat and sip coffee around camp fire.

Church boat trip on Lake Lappajärvi

You can go on Wilderness experience with kayaking, nordic walking and climbing. Superb location in the peace of Oulanka national park.

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Tykkimäki keeps the whole family amused with good services and almost 40 rides and games in the amusement park. Jump in to have fun! Go on the wild rides, explore and experience surprises!

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You absolutely must visit magical Artic Circle and visit Santa Claus' village where is Christmas all year round! The stores of the Santa Claus Village are open every day. The range of products includes local handicrafts from artisans that have been working for decades in Rovaniemi. Affordable giftware for international shoppers and top Finnish design products can be found from dozens of different giftware boutiques.

SHOPPING IN FINLAND BOOK:

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Shopping in Finland book is an introduction to the culture of Finnish shopping, with certain goodies represented by 31 interesting stores operating in multiple sectors. This book aims to bring together two groups of people – both the insiders who work in this field and passionate shoppers – and take them all on a shopping trip, giving them exciting and memorable experiences, as well as some surprising new ideas on how to fill everyday life with color.

(Source: VisitFinland.com)

Some great pictures of Finland:

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Helsinki Finland

 

I think Finland its amazing country full of really interesting things. What do you think ?

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