Sights of Finland
Finland is a country in the north of Europe, which is one of the most popular and visited countries in Europe. The official languages here are Swedish and Finnish, the beautiful nature attracts people, the sights of the country help to learn more about the history and culture of Finland. Going to Finland in winter, you can return to your childhood and meet Santa Claus, go skiing at local resorts, go fishing from May to September.
Turku Archipelago – Landmark of Finland
Southwest Finland can be called the center of ancient history, here are the islands and the sea. It is here that one of the main attractions of Finland is the Turku Archipelago, which is called a pearl necklace from 20 thousand islands with green vegetation, as well as small rocky islands and reefs. They all stretch close to the ancient capital of Finland – the city of Turku, which today is the cultural and economic center of the country. The archipelago is called the land of Turku, which sounds like Turunmaa, and the archipelago sea is called Saarisomeri.
There are no analogues in the world of this sights of Finland, such an archipelago is unique. Here nature is very different from continental. On the islands you can find both gentle rocks and steep cliffs. The rocks are reminiscent of the glacier, which was here in antiquity. Having visited one of these islands, you will be surprised by flower meadows, green groves, colors of nature. The sea here in the summer is bright blue, in the winter it seems white.
Mummy Troll Valley in Finland
A good option to relax in Finland with children is the valley of Mummi-Troll, which can also be considered a landmark of this country. It is located on Kylo Island and occupies all of its territory. This landmark of Finland is located near the coast of the city of Naantali, which is located 16 kilometers from Turku. The island can be reached via a pedestrian bridge.
The Mummy-Troll Valley was created as the epitome of the heroes of the fairy tale by Tove Janson, a Finnish writer. There is a real fairy tale for children 5-7 years old and their parents. Since the Mummies-Troli hibernate in winter, the valley only welcomes guests in summer. Sometimes it opens in the winter when children go on holidays. Here in the valley you can see many places that are described in the book Janson. Here you can see the blue Mummy House, the yellow house of Hemul, which houses a collection of butterflies and plants. There is also the Mummi-Papa frigate, swimming pool, witch hut from the Magic Forest. You can see hatifnatov cave, fire station.
The characters of the fairy tale, which delight tourists, walking around the valley, which is considered a landmark of Finland, are Baby Mu, Sniff, Frönk Snork and, of course, Snusmumrik. Also, here you can meet Mummy-Trol himself, Mummy-mum, Mummy-dad and join their lives. The characters of the fairy tale show scenes, you can take pictures with them, as well as the summer theater Emma in the park.
Santa Claus Village – the main attraction of the country
One of the most famous sights in Finland, which many children of nearby countries dream of visiting and the trip to which their parents want to give to their children, is the village of Santa Claus and Santa Park. This village is located 8 kilometers from the Finnish city of Rovaniemi in the province of Lapland. In Finnish, Santa Claus or our Santa Claus is called Joulupukki, therefore this Finnish village is also called Joulupukki village.
The village did not appear by chance. One day, the widow of one of the US presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, decided to visit the homeland of Santa Claus, knowing that she was somewhere near Rovaniemi. Especially for her arrival in 1950, a hut was placed in this area, it has survived to our time. Everyone began to come to the village to visit Santa Claus, the village began to gain popularity and soon turned into a real center of winter entertainment and a real fabulous village.
Local myths say that a hundred years ago, someone began to spread rumors that Elves, Santa Claus and his wife, as well as Christmas deer live in a cave located near the Ear mountain or Korvatunturi mountain. Santa Claus settled closer to people so that no one could find his real home. And now everyone can whisper in his ear his desire for the New Year, stroll through the village with many interesting places.