Wheelchair accessible Finland is a country in Europa that borders Russia, Norway, and Sweden. Among other things, it is known for its many lakes and the use of the sauna. Besides that, it has a gorgeous landscape, many National parks that attract a lot of hikers, and it is perfect to enjoy winter sports.


What to see

The capital of Finland is Helsinki. It is the biggest city in the country and could be seen as the center of Finland. When visiting Helsinki, you discover a vibrant city. It is not a collection of medieval streets, but a modern city with excellent facilities. Like most Scandinavian cities, Helsinki is also somewhat more expensive than a lot of other European cities. However, you do get something in return. Helsinki is one of the safest and comfortable cities in the world. You also notice that high standard of living as a tourist.

Besides the capital, another area is worth a visit. Lapland is located in the north of Finland. This is an area that covers parts of northern Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia. It is known as a snow landscape where dog sleds are widely used. There are no less than 200 days of snow in this area!

About Finland

The most striking things about the landscape in Finland are the almost 190,000 lakes and the more than 30,000 islands along the coast. Finland is also called “land of a thousand lakes”, but there are many, many more. Besides that, more than 65% of Finland is covered with forests, making it one of the most densely forested countries in Europe.

Finland has a continental climate with rainfall in all months. The average temperature in the summer months is 20 degrees Celsius. In the winter months, especially in the north, there is a lot of snow that can remain for a long time. The temperatures in the north can drop below -30 degrees Celsius due to the few hours of sunshine.

Finnish and Swedish are both official languages in Finland. Besides that, there is also good general knowledge of English throughout the country.

In Finland, you can pay with the Euro. Overall, Scandinavian countries are somewhat more expensive than other European destinations. However, you do get a lot in return for it. When looking at hotels and restaurants, usually, you cannot complain.