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Overview of Finland

Finland, the land of lakes, is a wonderful place to spend a holiday. Peaceful beauty and wonderful nature combine to ensure that you return home relaxed and refreshed. Helsinki, its charming capital city was built to rival Tallinn; it's a lovely place full of elegant buildings and excellent restaurants. Up in the north you can search for bears and wolves on a nature holiday, or visit the wonders of Lapland, experience the glorious mysteries of the Northern lights, and meet Mr Santa Claus himself.....

When to go & Weather

Finland is famous for its post-card perfect Christmassy winters and marzipan snow. The best months to experience this winter wonderland for yourself are February to March (the coldest months of the year), but the Finnish winter lasts generally from December to March. Winters are more crisp than wet, with the darkest month usually being December.

Finnish summers are just as impressive as the winters, with long days and warm temperatures. Summer as a rule starts around the end of May until September. Temperatures are above 10°C and during the warmest months of the year (usually July) it can reach over 30°C, although this is rare in Helsinki, where the highest temperature recorded was 31.6°C.

History of Finland

Finland is famous for its Vikings and saunas and snow, but its history is also very interesting.

Videos of Finland

Baltic Triangle Private Tour

  • Helsinki, St Petersburg & Tallinn
  • 9 Nights
  • 4* & 5* Hotels
  • Private transfers
  • Private guided tours
  • Excursions
  • From £1485 pp

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    The Grand Baltic Private Tour

  • Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki & St Petersburg
  • 15 nights
  • 4 star hotels
  • Private transfers between cities
  • Train Helsinki - St Petersburg
  • Private tours & excursions
  • Private airport transfers
  • From £2383 pp

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    Baltic Capitals & Helsinki Escorted Tour

  • Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn & Helsinki
  • 9 Nights
  • 4* Hotels
  • Escorted coach tour
  • From £782 pp

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    Baltic Capitals & St Petersburg Escorted Tour

  • Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki & St Petersburg
  • 12 Nights
  • 4* Hotels
  • Escorted coach tour
  • From £1071 pp

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    Baltic, Finnish & Russian Capitals Escorted Tour

  • Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, St Petersburg & Moscow
  • 15 Nights
  • 4* Hotels
  • Escorted coach tour
  • From £1304 pp

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    Finland Highlights Escorted Tour

  • Round trip
  • 10 nights
  • Dep: 5th Aug 2016
  • Small group tour
  • Walking excursions
  • From £1228.5 pp

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    Scandinavia & Russia Escorted Tour

  • The most complete tour of Scandinavia & Russia on the market!
  • 18 Nights
  • 4* Hotels & Ferry
  • Escorted coach tour
  • From £2453 pp

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    The Czar Route Escorted Tour

  • Helsinki, St Petersburg & Moscow
  • 8 Nights
  • 4* Hotels
  • Escorted coach tour
  • From £764 pp

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    • "We have just returned from our holidays and must inform you that it was brilliant in all aspects. We have travelled far & wide, & I don't think we have encountered any better drivers or guides. They were simply great! The Hotels too were absolutely fine. All in all, a great trip and thanks to Baltic Holidays for it. Keep it up!" Mr & Mrs Manecksha, Malaysia, private Baltic tour, May 2015

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    • "Everything was so well organized. The guides were excellent and always on time. Never rushed us when we were visiting the sights. I think they all went beyond the "call of duty". Please give our best to all who were a part of making this tour one of the best I have ever been on." B. Hair, July 2015

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    • "We found the holiday (Moldova private tour) most interesting and Valery is an excellent guide." M.Taylor, July 2015

    • "Riga was charming and we really enjoyed walking the streets and discovering little alleys, cloisters and getting to know our bearings." D.Fitzherbert, April 2004

    • "Just thought we’d let you know that our holiday in Latvia was a great success and everything (taxi, walking tour guide) worked extremely well. The food everywhere was excellent and such good value. Riga was very interesting and Jurmala relaxing – a beautiful sandy beach and dachas everywhere being refurbished or falling down." Mr & Mrs Clunie.

    • "Tallinn was great, and the apartment beautiful and very well located. There is plenty to do for families - not just the city sights that tend to leave little children a bit cold, but the zoo, the open air museum, trips to the islands and even the chance to visit Helsinki." Mrs Hutton, family holiday.

    • "Sally, we had a great time and it really was a fascinating holiday. It was so refreshing to visit countries where you have to try local food, because the usual chips-with-everything doesn't exist. We hardly met any English tourists in Estonia - more in Latvia. We feel totally refreshed and as if we had experienced a very different culture. Overall, we hope to return to Latvia and perhaps this time visit Lithuania too." Mrs Hutton, family holiday in Estonia & Latvia.

    • "Everything was beautifully organised; the hotel was splendid - the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. Riga itself is a delight, and the walking tour was exactly what we needed - it gave us a taste of the town and made it easy for us to do our own sightseeing afterwards, and the guide was fantastic.  The transport arrangements were perfect, and indeed exceeded our expectations! The weather was fantastic, and indeed we spent a couple of hours on the beach on Monday afternoon!" Mr & Mrs Toller, June 2013

    • "This was our 3rd trip with Baltic Holidays and everything went like clockwork. The flight was on time, the taxi was waiting for us at the airport, and the Albert Hotel was very good with friendly and helpful staff." B.Solloway, Riga city break

    • "Our memories of the three Baltic countries are happy ones, and we were full of admiration for the people and the cities, and we would most certainly recommend Baltic Holidays to anyone who was considering visiting these countries." Mr Sullivan, July 2015

    • "We really liked the trip. I thought the itinerary was great. It was a good pace. Everyone's English was good." K.Beebe, June 2015

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    • "Such good experiences, memories and appreciation of you and your thoughtful work for us. The trip really was so special in our lifetime travels. All of the schedule was accurate, prompt, hotels just fine and drivers there when expected, even handled like lost sheep by Oleg in Moscow. You just did a wonderful, careful job with excellent choices for us and such appropriate well selected tours and staff and hotels. What a job you did, so we are most grateful to you." M.Litwiller, June 2015

    • "Thank you very much for all the arrangements and we all had a great trip. We ate a lot, saw a lot and laughed a lot. We enjoyed the trip very much and for sure we will recommend Baltic Holidays to our friends." B.Tse, June 2015

    • "We'd never had private guides before, but it's an excellent way to do it; not just the wealth of information in respect of cultural and historical things but also chatty insight from a local as to how they live and what they do. Also, in St Petersburg it took away the headache of working out how to use public transport, where to queue, language issues etc. Overall St Petersburg was the highlight, what with all the history and things to do. Your earlier guidance was helpful.... rest assured we are two very satisfied customers. "
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    • "We had a great time. Having local guides for several hours for just the two of us meant these were not just group type city tour guides. We learned a lot by asking them questions outside their direct briefs"
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