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As a Nordic country in Northern Europe, Finland is situated along the Baltic Sea. Although the majority of the population is Finnish, the country is home to a minority group of Swedish inhabitants as well. The country, of which capital is Helsinki, stands out by its low population density and its flawlessly functioning education system. Thanks to its perfectly-situated location, Finland hosts two gorgeous natural events and flooded by millions of tourists all over the world: The Midnight Sun which does not set and remains in the sky for a month during the summer brings in millions of tourists to the country, by the natural light displays named as Northern Lights. Being a remarkable spot also in Christmas and wintertime by its spectacular views covered under snow, Finland captivates its visitors by its natural gems.
Take a look at the flights to Finland offered by Turkish Airlines now to set your travel plan to this fabulous land to witness all these magnificent natural events.
Direct flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) take two and a half hours in average. The duration of the connecting flights over Helsinki to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP), Turku Airport (TKU) and Vaasa Airport (VAA) varies by the layover.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) serves as the busiest airport countrywide with the capacity of 18 million passengers each year. On the other hand, Turku Airport (TKU) serves to 350 thousand passengers, followed by Vaasa Airport (VAA) reaching the annual number of 300 thousand passengers in a year.
Various events taking place in the country have a significant effect on the air traffic throughout the year. Vappu Festival, which is held in Tampera, is organized with a huge participation from the students and working class. Tampera hosts entertaining carnivals attended by many people especially at the end of the festival, falling on April 30. Held in June, Juhannus celebrates the coming of summer and offers a pleasant atmosphere around the enormous fires lit by the lakes and waterfronts. Swedish Day, on the other hand, which takes place in November, attracts considerable attention by various activities and shows. During the fun event Laskiainen celebrating the start of spring, Finnish people spend their days playing snowball outside to say goodbye to winter and snow.
In addition to all these, Art Festival held in Helsinki in August, together with Kaustinen Folk Music Festival and Sainojaki Tango Festival in July, and Turku Ruisrock Festival as one of the oldest festivals taking place in the region are among the other crowd-pulling events countrywide.
You may have a chance to experience a much more enjoyable vacation if you plan your visit to Finland during these organizations or the magnificent natural events witnessed by the country.
Serving as the capital, Helsinki is also the most populous city in Finland. Surrounded by both the sea and verdant spaces by its location on the shore of Gulf of Finland, this lovely city is the social and cultural center of the country. The city offers numerous must-see spots to visit during your stay, including but not limited to Suomenlinna Island and its castle, Uspenski and Helsinki Cathedrals, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki Kauppatori Market Square, Ateneum Art Museum, Kiasma Modern Art Museum, Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Senate Square.
Lapland in the northern part of Finland is the largest region in the country and stands out as one of the most attention-grabbing destination. Turning every moment into a spirit of New Year and enthralling by its landscape covered with cottony snow, this region is high in demand almost all the time. As one of the best places to watch the Northern Lights, Lapland offers unique experiences like skiing with the reindeers and huskies, as well as meeting the Midnight Sun, and fills your holiday with unforgettable moments. Those interested in wild life may visit the amazing Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park; whereas the Santa Claus Village in the region is an ideal destination for the visitors who like to enjoy the spirit of Christmas and New Year with the illuminated trees and ravishingly decorated buildings all around.
Located in the southwest of Finland, Turku is among the favorite destinations for cultural trips by its historical background and natural gems accompanied by its rich heritage. Make sure to visit during your stay the Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral, Ruissolo National Park and Sibelius Museum, which are a few of the popular spots in the city.
It is possible to benefit from the railway and bus services or domestic flights for transportation between the cities. If you are looking for a more comfortable and private option, you may primarily consider the car rental alternative to ensure a smooth transport during your stay.