Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, sits on a peninsula and coastal islands in the Baltic Sea, and is home to the 18th-century fortress Suomenlinna, the Seurasaari open-air museum and a neoclassical cathedral. The Northern Lights can be seen from its Arctic Lapland province, also home to the countryas main ski resorts
Helsinki, Finlandas southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central artery, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present, imposing Parliament House and Kiasma contemporary art museum. On busy Senate Square, the neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral stands in contrast with Uspenski Cathedral and its cupolas.
Rovaniemi is a city and municipality of Finland. It is the administrative capital and commercial centre of Finland’s northernmost province, Lapland.
Turku is a city on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River, in the region of Southwest Finland.
Tampere is a city in Pirkanmaa, southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries.
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20 kilometres south of Lake Inari. It has a population of 3,998 as of 2003 and a small airport.
Savonlinna is a town and a municipality of 36,004 inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. The Finnish name of the town means “Castle of Savonia” and the Swedish name means “New Castle”.
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located very near the city of Tornio. It was founded in 1869 by decree of Russian Emperor Alexander II because of its proximity to a deep water harbour.