Finland: We’re number 3, we’re number 3!

Publishing its recommendations for 2017, premium travel and guidebook brand Lonely Planet ranks Finland third on its Best in Travel 2017 list of countries. Finland is the only European nation to make it into the top ten.

Lonely Planet’s reasons for selecting Finland include Hossa Hiking Area, which is becoming Finland’s 40th national park, as well as the numerous events planned for Finland’s centenary celebrations in 2017.

The 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence offers guests a diverse programme of thousands of events all year long; Lonely Planet mentions outdoor concerts, communal culinary experiences, sauna evenings and exhibitions of vintage travel posters.