Ranked as one of the most peaceful, competitive and livable countries in the World, Finnish landscape is covered with rolling hills and thick pine forests interspersed with a large number of lakes and inlets. A wide range of tourist activities offered within varying regions of Finland include hiking, kayaking, Nordic skiing, yachting, fishing, golf, bird-watching and cruising along an abundance of lakes. With the help of positive publicity and awareness, Finland is easily managing to attract 4 million visitors every year.
Offering vast areas of unspoiled nature, the Republic of Finland, approximately featuring around 188,000 lakes and islands, is a Nordic country located within the northern region of Europe along the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. With a flourishing tourism industry in Lapland catering to Santa fans, Finland provides a very well planned and comfortable modern welfare state where sauna, swimming, fishing and barbequing are given a great deal of attention. A distinctive language and culture separates Finns from the other neighboring Nordic countries like Norway and Sweden.