Finland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and Helsinki, the capital city, is known as the gateway to Lapland and the Northern Lights. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to visit Finland and explore some of its cities during my time there. After spending a few days in Helsinki, I headed south towards Tampere and then east towards Oulu. Here are my top 3 cities you should visit in Finland after Helsinki
Tampere, a city in the south of the nation, is the ideal illustration of a place where everyone may find something intriguing. You can choose from a variety of historical and art museums if you enjoy visiting them. The city is also the only place in the world where the Moomins, a well-known book and comic character by Tove Jansson, have a museum. On the other hand, Tramare is home to Särkänniemi, one of Finland’s most well-liked amusement parks, if you’re seeking for thrills and excitement.
Porvoo is one of the oldest cities in Finland, and its well-preserved Old Town is a great place to visit. Stroll along the cobbled streets, explore the picturesque riverside area, and visit the many shops and cafes. Porvoo is also home to a number of museums and art galleries, making it a great place for culture lovers. It’s only about 20 minutes from Helsinki by train.
Turku will captivate history aficionados right away. The capital of Finland at one time, this city is the oldest in the nation. Nearly every step you take in this city will lead to a historical discovery, and the architecture will never cease to amaze you. Due to its acclaimed restaurants and well-known fish markets, Turku has earned the moniker “Food Capital of Finland,” which will make foodies feel right at home.
In the picturesque city of Rovaniemi, Christmas is always in the air. Santa Claus Village and Santa Park are only two of the many attractions in the area that support its claim to be the birthplace of Santa Claus. The latter was built to resemble Santa Claus’ home as depicted in popular culture. There are numerous chances for winter sports in the city.