Espoo, west of Helsinki, runs summer ferries to coastal islands where you’ll find cafés, observation towers and campsites.
On a budget? You can still get the most out of your visit to Helsinki.
Keep active and fit during the Finnish winter with ice skating, ice swimming, Nordic walking and even bicycling.
We revisit the Finnish adventures of British author Mrs Alec Tweedie, whose book from the 1890s is now available online.
Andy Keen criss-crosses northern Finland in pursuit of the Northern Lights. We go along for the ride.
The Finnish tourism industry is welcoming a wave of Russians, who now represent the largest tourist group in Finland.
Slideshow: Two hours by ferry from Helsinki, Söderskär offers scenic seascapes, wildlife and a 150-year-old lighthouse.
Did you know that the island fortress Suomenlinna near Helsinki receives 700,000 visitors each year? Find out more.
Around Helsinki, homes of historically prominent artists and other cultural figures offer art and scenic settings.
We visit a Finnish farm where you can pet and feed moose, and then eat a tasty meal of moose meat as well.
See summer life in Helsinki with a local guide on our whirlwind video tour. (Photo: Niklas Sjöblom/Taivasalla)
What could be better than brunch? We tour the capital's best brunch locations, from the traditional to the edgy.
Fiskars, home village of the iconic orange-handled scissors, forms a mecca of design, art and good food.
The new, high-speed train Allegro cuts more than two hours off travel time between Helsinki and the former city of the tsars.
The co-author of a new guide to Finland tells how the book was made, drops travel tips and reveals what’s best about the Finns.
Personalised jogging and Nordic walking tours give busy visitors a fresh view of the city – and some healthy exercise.
It's worth seeing what lies beyond Helsinki. Porvoo, the second-oldest town in Finland, charms visitors with its historical treasures, design shops, fashion and fine dining.
A favourite among tourists and Finns: Get into this exotic region’s vast wilderness, unique culture and rich history.
The future looks bright for wildlife and ecotourism in southwestern Finland's Archipelago National Park after certification by PAN Parks.
A late-night climb to the scenic summit of Luosto Fell, 100 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, is a great way to experience the phenomenon of the midnight sun.
Red-flanked bluetails, hawk owls and black woodpeckers are among Finland's feathered attractions for bird-loving tourists.
This summer a new, much-anticipated, visa-free ferry route runs between Helsinki and St Petersburg.
Eco-friendly, ethical clothing and design items abound in Helsinki.
Fresh air, forest scenery, sea views, nostalgia and good company: No visa is required when you take a Saimaa Canal cruise over the Russian border to the former Finnish city of Vyborg.
The story of how a 1930s racing yacht was saved and beautifully restored forms the focal point for a cluster of new museums and cultural centres in Kotka's old harbour area.
The Japanese and the Finns have a great deal in common, including design aesthetics and enthusiasm for karaoke.
Party point of view: We take you to the best bars and nightclubs in the Finnish capital.
The Finnish capital is small enough to lack big-city stress, yet cosmopolitan enough to offer a large selection of dining and shopping.
A city girl lands in Lapland and is surprised to find that she loves the wilderness and the midnight sun.
With its unspoiled wilderness and tens of thousands of lakes, Finland forms a natural destination for fishing enthusiasts.
A Canadian journalist discovers new hues of light and dark while on a ski trip in Lapland.
Olavinlinna, site of the Savonlinna Opera Festival, is Finland's most famous medieval castle, but others are hidden away across the country.
Russia and Finland cooperate to maintain their 1,340-kilometre border, which about seven million people cross each year.