Accommodation in Finland
The standard of accommodation in Scandinavia is generally good and comparable to ours. We have a selection of hotels, country hotels and holiday apartments for you in our program. The accommodations usually offer varied breakfast buffets so that you can start the day refreshed. On request, you can book some of the half-board for an additional charge.
HOTELS AND OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS
The hotels in Finland are slightly more expensive than in other countries. However, everywhere in Finland a copious breakfast is included in the price of the overnight stay. There is also a large selection of camping and rental options (sometimes only for one day) of bungalows and chalets, often at good prices.
Our individual trips can be tailor-made for you at any time and supplemented with selected accommodations. Our guided tours offer, for example, extra nights in Helsinki before or after the tour. We are happy to help!
HOLIDAY APARTMENTS AND APARTMENT COMPLEXES
A wide variety of resorts, holiday flats or apartment complexes offer a cozy form of self-catering accommodation throughout Scandinavia. They are usually ideally located for long hikes or fjord tours on foot or by car. Families in particular can spend a comfortable and affordable Scandinavian holiday in this way. According to countryaah, Finland is a country located in northern Europe.
Finnish public rights allow tourists to pitch their tent almost anywhere. In addition, there are around 350 campsites throughout the country where you can spend the night cheaply with a tent or caravan and use the shower and kitchen. In addition, there are often cheap overnight huts or holiday homes here.
FOOD AND DRINK IN FINLAND
The Finns love their cuisine, even if you can now feel international influences on a large scale. Pierogi, fresh fish and pastries can be found on many menus. Try it yourself!
Finnish cuisine can be described as rather down-to-earth, although it is not lacking in sophistication. Due to the proximity to Russia and Sweden and its relatively young independence, the influences from its neighboring countries are still clear. A main component of Finnish cuisine is of course fresh fish, but potatoes, bread and meat dishes are also on the menu. While visiting, try one of the many pies and stews that are hugely popular in Finland which is abbreviated as FI by abbreviationfinder. There are also numerous desserts made with berries from the country’s endless forests. Of the blueberries and strawberries that are also well-known here, the multberries from the north are in particular.
Anyone looking for a specialty drink from Finland will delight in the variety of berry wines and the Lakka liqueur made from multberries. And what else shouldn’t be missing? The coffee, of course – the national drink of the Finns is more digestible and gently roasted than in this country. Below is a small selection of restaurants in Finland that are worth visiting.
RESTAURANT TIPS FOR HELSINKI
The Zetor is a restaurant with a predominantly young crowd and excellent Finnish cuisine at moderate prices.
The restaurant is a must when in Helsinki and serves traditional Lappish cuisine. The reindeer specialties are particularly recommended.
“Ursula” has been serving her coffee here since 1952 in a fantastic location by the city park. Enjoy the view of Suomenlinna from the excellent lunch buffet.
RESTAURANT TIPS FOR THE INARI REGION
The restaurant is located in the Hotel Inari. Enjoy the predominantly Lappish cuisine with reindeer dishes and fresh fish from Lake Inari.
The Anaar restaurant is part of a hotel. The kitchen places a special focus on regional specialties and seasonal cuisine, the ingredients of which come fresh from the Inari region.
RESTAURANT TIPS FOR THE SALLA REGION
A la carte restaurant in Salla, awarded by the Chaine des Rôtissieurs in 2008. Here you will find excellent Lappish specialties, such as vendace, Lapland oven cheese and reindeer specialties.
The Keloravintola is a cozy restaurant in Salla with a wide range of local and international specialties. Try the daily fresh baked goods.
Helsinki is great for shopping. Take a little time to stroll through the pedestrian zones and enjoy the Nordic FGlair. We have put together the most important opening times and a few souvenir suggestions.
As in this country, shops in Finland do not have uniform opening times. They usually open between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. during the week and close between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. On Saturday shops are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (some also until 6 p.m.) and many shops are also open on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. During the Christmas season, large shopping centers and many other shops are open until 9 p.m. on Sundays.
For the necessary change, banks are open Monday to Friday from 9.30 am or 10 am to 4.15 pm. If you want to write to your loved ones at home, you can usually go to the post office Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Helsinki’s main post office (Postitalo) is even open every day, from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Museums are usually closed on Mondays, some also on Tuesdays or Sundays. During the main season (mid-June to mid-August), many museums also stay open for lunch.
As everywhere in Scandinavia, the Finns understand modern and simple design. Be on the lookout for beautiful woodwork or ceramic pieces made by local artisans.
Reindeer products such as hides, jewelry and belts are also enjoying constant popularity. From a culinary point of view, the specialties made from reindeer, elk and laches are certainly not to be despised. Bb smoked ham or marinades for fish – it will definitely taste good. In addition, numerous products from the rich berry deposits are also recommended, e.g. B. Wine or jams.
Last but not least, in the land of saunas you will find all sorts of useful accessories to work up a sweat. Helsinki even has its own sauna market where you can stock up on essences, infusions, towels and ladles.