How To Reach Finland
Finland is a Scandinavian country located almost in the Northern Hemisphere. Renowned for its Laplands that form the base for some amazing Northern Lights sightings, islands surrounded by the Baltic Sea, wild mountains and forests that become the base for summer treks and off course, Santa Claus and his tribe - Finland is a tremendous destination for a summer or a winter holiday. Researching how to get to Finland? Here’s how.
The national airlines of Finland is Finnair, and it plies across the country and to other International destinations along with many other carriers. From India, you have regular flights plying to Helsinki from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai etc. There are a few other flights to Turku and Ivalo from Delhi as well. You can also fly to a European city and then connect to Finland via another European carrier as that may give you cheaper options. When flying around in Finland, make sure you avail the youth discount that they give all people below 25 years of age.
Finland is connected very efficiently to neighbouring Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark etc, as well as many major European destinations. Train travel is pretty scenic and majorly preferred while going across country here. You can also purchase the ScanRail Flexi pass to get unlimited travel access to all the Scandinavian countries.
Finland has great roads, so do its neighbours. So road trips into Finland from Russia, Denmark or Sweden might be a good idea. All you have to do is drive on the right side of the road and keep an eye out for stray elks or reindeer that sometimes come onto the roads. Buses also connect most countries to Finland with good frequency.
Finland is kissed by the Baltic Sea and hence serves many water routes to travel into the country. The best places to dock are Helsinki and Turku, since both are formidable ports and connected extremely well to Stockholm in Sweden by the sea. Regular boats, catamarans and ferries ply to countries like Estonia, Russia, Poland, Germany, Denmark etc. Scandinavian cruises are also quite popular nowadays and make pitstops at Finnish ports.
Within Finland, travelling cross country by air is a good idea, but Helsinki only connects to a small number of towns directly. Although air travel offers discounts to people below 25, you might also want to consider trains or buses. Within a town or a city, driving around is pretty easy, stress free and with minor traffic. Summers are the best to drive around, while winters can be traversed walking to warm up the body. It really depends on your choice really. While in the northern reaches of Arctic Laplands, you may choose to ride on a sled drawn by huskies or reindeer as well.