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There’s a lot that goes into planning the perfect international vacation, especially if you are visiting a place for the first time. If you are determined to check what wonders the region of Europe has to offer, make sure to put your waypoint at Finland. Thomas Cook brings fun into holidays by offering great deals and trip plans that you can choose from. You can browse through our select Finland tour packages to find the best deal that fits your travel criteria. Our professionally sorted Finland packages are ideal for interested travellers looking for a short trip or a multi-week-long break within a budget. With Thomas Cook, you can appreciate the beauty of Finland while we take care of the essentials, like transport, meals, quality accommodation, local sightseeing and much more. You also have the option to select between a customised holiday or group tour with our versatile range of travel packages.
You can quickly go over our Finland tourism guide to learn some quick facts and details about this astonishing place. If you are interested in visiting Finland, you can get more details on the best available packages, the best time to visit, and more on this page.
Our Finland vacation packages cater to all types of travel requirements, be that solo travel, a family vacation or a trip with close friends. Here are some of the most popular Finland tour packages that you can choose:
|Finland Tour Packages||No. of Nigts / Days||Price*|
|Scandinavian Extravaganza (Summer 2023)||9 Nights/ 10 Days||Rs. 3 16 443|
|Arctic Delights||7 Nights/ 8 Days||Rs. 3 82 928|
|Fantastic Finland||5 Nights/ 6 Days||Rs. 82 135|
|Finland - Add On Kakslauttanen Igloo Stay||2 Nights/ 3 Days||Rs. 1 07 173|
The country of Finland, officially known as the Republic of Finland, is located within the region of Northern Europe. It shares its border with Sweden, Norway and Russia and covers a massive area of about 338,455 square kilometres. One of Finland’s biggest cities, Helsinki, is its capital and a renowned vacation spot in the region. The country of Finland ranks among the most popular holiday destinations in all of Europe, with an extravagant boreal forest biome, a mostly humid continental climate, thousands of recorded lakes and much more. Besides the spectacular natural beauty of the place, Finland is also home to many exotic adventure activities, a rich and varied local culture, world-renowned cuisines and interesting regional wildlife. In addition, many travellers from all around the globe set their journey to Finland to witness and learn more about its historical heritage. If you are going on a European vacation tour, make sure to add Finland to your list of must-visit locations. You can consider tour packages like Scandinavian Extravaganza (Summer 2023) or Arctic Delights, which include Finland alongside other popular European destinations. Otherwise, Finland is also a great choice for a dedicated holiday destination, for which you can consider plans like the Fantastic Finland tour package that covers popular sites like Helsinki and Rovaniemi.
The regional and international connectivity of Finland is very well-maintained, making it a very accessible holiday destination. If you are looking for the best ways to reach Finland, here are the options you can consider:
Travelling by air is the best way to reach Finland, especially if you are travelling from a faraway country. There are multiple airports working across the major regions of Finland, ensuring swift and reliable regional, as well as international, air connectivity. The Finnish international airport called Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is served by various international airlines with options for daily flights. For example, if you are travelling from Delhi, India, you can catch a direct flight to Helsinki-Vantaa, Finland that frequently runs on this route. A direct flight from Delhi to Helsinki can take around 9 hours, and you can also find 1-stop or multi-stop flights to Finland from other major cities in India. You can quickly check flight availability and book flight tickets from here.
Even though the option for reaching Finland via road is available, it is quite limited. For instance, individuals who are travelling to Finland from its neighbouring region, like Sweden or Russia, are the ones who can opt for a road journey. There are some bus services that run from Russia and Sweden to Finland, which are cheap but can take a considerable amount of time
Another alternative to reaching Finland is via boat. You can find ferry services from various regions of Europe. They offer a unique travel experience at a very comfortable price margin. Generally, the ferry services running from Estonia and Sweden to Finland are the best options you can pick.
Besides international connectivity, Finland has a marvellous regional transport infrastructure that tourists can use to reach their desired location without much of a hassle. Here are the best ways to commute within Finland:
The quickest and most comfortable way to travel within Finland is by flight. There are multiple domestic airlines serving the major Finnish cities, offering daily flight options. This can save travellers a lot of time so they can spend most of it on sightseeing. Some of the main domestic airports of Finland are in Ivalo, Pori, Kuopio and Rovaniemi.
Taking a train is the best Finland travel method for getting around the country. They are quite cheap, reliable and fast and offer connectivity to the major cities. Depending on your travel criteria, you can choose from express trains, regional trains, Fast intercity (IC) trains or High-speed Pendolino.
As a land that features well over 188,000 lakes, ferry services are a convenient commute option for travelling within Finland. You can use these services to reach your desired location or experience a scenic leisurely cruise. The Savonlinna to Kuopio ferry route is one of the most popular options in the region.
Another popular commuting option within Finland is by road. Ideally, you can use the bus services, which connect to mostly all major cities and popular sites within the country. Otherwise, you can also opt for taxis or rental car services, which tend to be a bit more comfortable.
Other popular commute options for tourists within Finland are hiking and cycling. They are the best alternative if you want to cover short distances while soaking in the surrounding beauty of the place and enjoying your Finland holidays.
The land of Finland offers a variety of different experiences depending on the time of year you are visiting. Generally, the summer season, from June to August, is considered the best time to visit Finland. The weather during this period remains very clear with a usual temperature range of 12°C to 23°C. The Naantali Music Festival and Helsinki Flow Festival are some of the major events that take place during this time. Summer in Finland is also ideal for sightseeing, steamy saunas and various outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, biking and so on.
Another popular tourism season in Finland is during winter, which stretches from December to March. The temperature usually drops below the freezing point, and the occurrence of snowfall across the country is a common feature. It is the best time to visit Finland for tourists who want to partake in winter sports like snowboarding, skiing, and so on. The major festival during this time is Christmas, which provides a fantastic perspective on what Finland tourism has to offer. It is also a key time when you can catch a heavenly glimpse of the Northern Lights, especially during March in Lapland. You can check out this Finland tour package if you are interested in an Igloo stay.
Other than that, you may also consider the shoulder seasons for Finland tourism, Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September to November), if you want a lower tourist crowd and better deals on accommodations.
Now that the COVID-19 situation is under control, most restrictions on international travel have been lifted. However, there are certain rules and regulations that you still have to be aware of when travelling to Finland and other European countries. To get more details on the Finland COVID-19 travel guidelines, you can simply refer to our International Travel Guidelines page and click on the desired destination. Besides learning about the regional travel guidelines and restrictions, make sure to follow the basic health and safety measures during your Finland trip. It includes using a mask to cover your face when in public, following self-hygiene, and so on.
The massive area that falls within Finnish territory is home to several iconic tourist destinations in Europe. Here are some examples of popular places to visit in Finland that you should check out during your trip:
The Archipelago National Park, in the southwestern region, is one of the most popular Finland places to visit. The park spreads across a total area of 500 square kilometres and was established back in 1983. This beautiful archipelago is home to thousands of forested islands, rocky islets, vibrant wildlife, and much more. Besides exploring these natural beauties, tourists can also partake in adventurous activities like hiking, camping, canoeing, sailing and much more. The availability of restaurants, shops, lodgings, etc., has made the Archipelago National Park a fantastic getaway within Finland.
Rovaniemi is the capital of Finland’s northernmost province called Lapland. It is well-connected by both road and air and makes up for a great holiday spot in the country. The most famous tourist attraction in Rovaniemi is Santa Claus Village, which is known as the official North Pole residence of Santa Claus. This is a must-visit location if you want to meet and chat with a real-life Santa. Rovaniemi is also a key location where you can witness the majestic northern lights in full action. Other famous things to check out in Rovaniemi are Santa Claus Express, Arktikum Science Museum, Mapivaara Amethyst Mine, Korundi House of Culture, Snow adventure activities, Ice Hotel, Santa Park & Elf School, and Ranua Wildlife Park and so on. You can also meet reindeer and go on a husky sled ride in Rovaniemi. Our popular Finland holiday packages include stays and sightseeing at Rovaniemi.
The capital city of Helsinki is usually the starting point of the Finland tour. Besides being surrounded by phenomenal natural beauty, Helsinki is also an ideal location where you can witness the regional culture and city experience. Some of the most popular sites in and near Helsinki include the Fortress of Sveaborg, Suomelinna Islands, Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, Temppeliaukio Rock Church, Korkeasaari Zoo, Finland National Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Central Park and so on. For an ideal vacation in Helsinki, you can consider our Finland tour package which also includes stays at Rovaniemi.
On the list of famous Finland tourist places, Levi holds a spot of major significance. It is one of the largest and most popular Finnish ski centres, with more than 40 slopes and a wide range of winter adventure activities, including skiing, ice-karting, snowmobiling, sledging, and so on. It is also a great couple’s destination for its magnificent glass dome cabins, resorts, restaurants and so on.
The city of Porvoo is located within Finland’s Uusimaa region and is believed to have a heritage that is older than 600 years. It is one of the most famous places to visit in Finland due to its scenic landscapes and mediaeval architecture, which is prevalent throughout the city. Some of the must-see things in and near Porvoo include Porvoo Cathedral, Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum and villa Albert, Hotel Haikko Manor, J.L. Runeberg’s Home, red shore houses and the various nature trails.
Espoo, also located within the Uusimaa region, is one of the best places to visit in Finland. It lies 65 kilometres from Porvoo by road and covers an area of about 528 square kilometres. Besides being one of Finland’s most populous cities, Espoo is home to marvellous natural landforms, regional flora and fauna and many important sites. Some of the key attractions in the city of Espoo include Serena Water Park, Espoo Cathedral, Nuuksio National Park, Espoo Museum of Modern Art and so on.
One of the most popular aspects of Finland's tourism is its massive range of delectable cuisines. Here are some foods you must try during your stay in Finland:
By learning about the activities available in the region, you will be able to experience the ultimate Finland tourism experience. Here are a few examples of fun and exciting things to do in Finland:
When planning your visit to a foreign location, make sure to learn about the currency type used in the region. For example, the accepted currency in Finland is EURO, and you will need it to pay for the services you use there. You can easily get the foreign currency of your desired vacation country from the foreign exchange services offered by Thomas Cook. There are multiple currency options, including EURO, offered at competitive exchange rates. The process is fast and easy, with doorstep delivery and branch pickup options.
Individuals who are travelling to Finland will require a travel visa if their country doesn’t have a visa-exempt agreement with them. For instance, Indians who want to visit Finland for a vacation will need to apply for a Finland Schengen Visa. As Finland is a part of the Schengen area, travellers from countries outside of this agreement will require to get a Schengen visa to get entry permission. It is a type of short-stay visa that has a validity of up to 90 days. However, if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA or a country under the Schengen agreement, you can enjoy unrestricted travel within the Schengen area, including Finland.
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