Call to book
0871 277 1070
13 pence/min+the caller’s Access Charge Privacy policy
Close
Need help?
My lastminute.com

Finland, Europe's wintery wonderland

A sparsely populated land in Europe's deep north, Finland exudes a wintry magic. Covered in dense pine forests, Finland's icy still landscapes will captivate you with their eerie grandeur. Unique in Europe, the frozen charms of Finland include polar night - where the sun is not seen for days, weeks or even months - and summer nights, where sunsets are replaced by a pervading light which bathes the forests and cities in a soft glow.

One of the world's most socially progressive countries, with an extensive Nordic-style welfare system, Finland's has an attractively high quality of life. The small, affluent population hugs the chic urban centres, while the snow-covered rocky peaks overlooking the pebbly shores of deep lakes are popular weekend jaunts.

Sightseeing

Flights to Finland from London take you into Helsinki Airport, which is a short distance from the capital city of Helsinki. With a distinctly Russian feel, its great cathedral recalling St Petersburg's grand architecture, Helsinki is a city of cool elegance. A walk along the pristine harbour reveal brightly coloured buildings and stylish boats, as trendy cafés face artistic communes and cutting-edge art galleries. Indeed, you'll quickly discover Helsinki is a delightful mix of picturesque charm and avant-garde swagger.

Take a daytrip out to Suomenlinna, an 18th-century fortress from the Russian era that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An enchanting complex, you'll find venerable old buildings offering stunning vistas of the Gulf of Finland.

Food and drink

Finland has a rich culinary heritage, combining traditional Finnish cuisine with a contemporary twist. Helsinki's Figaro serves delicious Scandinavian fare - including freshly caught fish - in a sophisticated setting. Promising hearty dishes full of wholesome flavours, Kummiset is a local favourite with Helsinki's social scene. Sour milk is a popular beverage, while pale beers such as koff and olvi dominate.

History and architecture

For the adventurous, the frozen wonders of Lapland - the fantastical home of Santa Claus - are a must-see, with reindeer and traditional folk dress to enjoy. Elsewhere, Helsinki's vividly white cathedral is a magnificent sight, while the Petäjävesi Old Church is a World Heritage Site displaying the age-old techniques of carpentry that has produced a church of astonishing, earthy beauty.


Find flights to Finland

  • Cheap flights to Helsinki

    Departing from London on Thursday, 30 January 2020 and returning on Tuesday, 4 February 2020

    from £88
    3d ago
  • Cheap flights to Ivalo

    Departing from London on Thursday, 30 January 2020 and returning on Sunday, 2 February 2020

    from £209
    3d ago
  • Cheap flights to Jyvaskyla

    Departing from London on Monday, 13 January 2020 and returning on Thursday, 16 January 2020

    from £180
    3d ago
  • Cheap flights to Kittila

    Departing from London on Friday, 7 February 2020 and returning on Monday, 10 February 2020

    from £221
    31d ago
  • Cheap flights to Kuopio

    Departing from London on Sunday, 19 January 2020 and returning on Wednesday, 22 January 2020

    from £205
    24d ago
  • Cheap flights to Kuusamo

    Departing from London on Friday, 17 January 2020 and returning on Wednesday, 22 January 2020

    from £259
    31d ago
  • Cheap flights to Oulu

    Departing from London on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 and returning on Thursday, 16 January 2020

    from £183
    28d ago
  • Cheap flights to Rovaniemi

    Departing from London on Sunday, 19 January 2020 and returning on Wednesday, 22 January 2020

    from £84
    19d ago
  • Cheap flights to Tampere

    Departing from London on Friday, 31 January 2020 and returning on Friday, 7 February 2020

    from £185
    3d ago
  • Cheap flights to Turku

    Departing from London on Monday, 13 January 2020 and returning on Monday, 20 January 2020

    from £120
    8d ago
  • Cheap flights to Vaasa

    Departing from London on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 and returning on Monday, 3 February 2020

    from £198
    34d ago

Cost of living in Finland

Food and drinks Prices average
Beer (0.5 litre) £2.00
Coffee £3.00
Meal at McDonald's £7.00
Water (0.33 litre) £1.00
Transportation Prices average
Monthly pass £50.00
One way tube ticket £3.00
Taxi starting price (normal tariff) £5.00
Clothing Prices average
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...) £29.00
1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar) £77.00
Salaries Prices average
Average monthly disposable salary (net) £2,060.00