Tourism in Finland
Tourist places in Finland
Tourism in Finland 1 Sunny calm lake landscape from Finland
General information about Finland
It is a northern country located in the Scandinavian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered on the west by Sweden, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland.
Finland was historically part of Sweden, but since 1809 it has been an autonomous duchy within the Russian Empire. Finnish declaration of independence from Russia in 1917 was followed by a civil war, wars against the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and a period of formal neutrality during the Cold War. Finland joined the United Nations in 1955, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 1969, the European Union in 1995, and the Eurozone since its inception.
The etymology of the name Sumi (in Finnish means Finland) is uncertain, but among possible interpretations is the word from the Baltic ancestor * zemi, meaning “land”. In addition, languages close to Finnish (the Baltic Finnish languages) use this name as in the Baltic languages Latvian and Lithuanian. According to an earlier theory, the name is believed to be derived from Soma (Land of Elfen) or Sunyemi (Ras Elfin).
Culture and history
According to archaeological evidence, the area that includes present-day Finland was settled at the lowest estimate at 8,500 BC during the Stone Age with the retreat of ice cover in the last Ice Age.
Finland has developed considerably since 1945 when it was a primarily agricultural country establishing major telecom companies such as Nokia, electronics, X-ray machines like Planmica, practical tools, metal smelting, forestry, metrics, climate measurement systems such as Visala and construction like Boeri. Ahlstrom is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of paper and non-woven materials. The shipbuilding industry is of importance in the Finnish economy as the largest cruise ships are built in Finnish shipyards.
Tourist areas in Finland
Statue of Three Smith
Every alley in Helsinki has a distinctive artistic landmark. Among these signs is the famous Three Smith statue, a statue sculpted by the artist Niland Felix, the statue is located at the intersection of the two most famous streets in Helsinki, namely, Alexanderkatu and Mannerhemente Streets. The statue was damaged during the war in 1944.
Kiazma Museum of Contemporary Art
This museum houses many works of contemporary Finnish artists and artists from neighboring countries. The place also hosts various exhibitions throughout the year to entertain tourists by showing the cultural and historical side of Finland.
Finland National Opera
Located on Tolo Bay, the National Opera is of great importance as it revives the culture and history of Finland through theater and filmmaking performances. The State Opera is owned by the state, and is well prepared for the visitors and locals who come to watch the performances. It is also equipped with the latest technology.
The submarine Fisico
This is the only submarine owned by Finland. The history of the submarine goes back to the World War when a Finnish ship broke down and sank. Since then, the Paris Peace Treaty bans Finland from using submarines for any purpose whatsoever. The submarine has been converted into a museum since 1973 and is open to visitors from mid-May to August.
National Museum of Finland
This museum displays the history of the Finns from the Stone Age to the present era. It preserves all the artistic, cultural and historical works related to Finland, which were collected and displayed in this museum. The museum was opened in 1905 and is distinguished by its simplicity of structure and style.
The Sea Fort Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Finland. Suomenlinna was formed through three historical eras when it helped defend first Sweden, then Russia and Finland. With; ^; $ museums and restaurants Suomenlinna offers a unique experience for visitors of all ages. The castle can be easily reached all year long by public transport ferry (HSL) from Market Square. In summer guided walks are organized in Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian, and sometimes Chinese as well.