Home of the famous Angry Birds, Finland is the 8th largest country in the European Union and is rated as one of the most stable countries in the world. The Finns have created an exemplary system of education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development. Euros are the official currency in Finland as of 2002 (replacing the Markka), and you will find that ATM machines and banks are easy to use during your visit or on one of our Finland shore excursions.
Finland is a popular destination for many cruise lines including Viking Ocean, Princess, Holland America, AIDA, Royal Caribbean, Pullmantur, Costa, Celebrity, MSC, TUI, NCL, Cruise and Maritime, Phoenix Reisen, Windstar, Crystal, P&O, Cunard, Oceania, Seabourn, Silversea, Disney, and Saga.
If you're looking for a bucket list activity or Finland excursion, head north to Lapland in the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights which are visible around 200 nights per year- an entire winter! Or head to Rovaniemi, Lapland, where the REAL Santa Claus lives! Winter activities also include husky sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, and more. Temperatures here often drop as low as -30C or even down to -50C (-22F or -58F), and sometimes come with strong, cold easterly or northeasterly winds.
Known as the "Land of a Thousand Lakes", Finland's 188,000 lakes offer some of the cleanest water (and air!) on the planet. About 70% of the country is covered in beautiful forest- more than any other European country! Walk through forests, pick berries, canoe, fish, swim, explore, and enjoy satisfying each of your senses during your visit or Finland shore excursion with Shore Excursioneer.