Finland offers the best of both worlds.
The country is home to a wide variety of well-preserved wilderness areas and national parks, but also plenty of art and culture in the form of castles, museums, and churches.
While most people think of the Scandanavian nation as a prime destination in the winter months, when it’s blanketed in snow, Finland is just as beautiful in the summer.
From a glass igloo in the forest of the Arctic Circle from which to see the Northern Lights to ancient castles built into rock, here’s why your next trip should be to Finland.
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Helsinki, Finland’s capital, is located on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. It’s a patchwork of colorful art-nouveau buildings, as well as museums, churches, and plenty of green space.
One of Helsinki’s most recognizable landmarks is the Uspenski Cathedral, which was completed in 1868, and is the largest orthodox church in Western Europe.
The city is also known for Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church), a domed structure that was built directly into a rock face.