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Visit Helsinki and take in the Finnish capital's amazing cultural scene   by Martin McAllister

Finland a Country from a Fairy Tale   by Celsey

Holidays in Finland - for those who understand a lot about fairy tales. Finland is country of northern lights and midnight sun, the home of Moomin, the Snow Queen and Santa Claus. Everything here is magical: the glassy surface of blue lakes, swift rivers, intricate contours of the sea coast, golden sandy beaches and dunes in conjunction with the emerald green pine forests, clear air and sparkling, crystal white snow.

Streetcar, Helsinki, Finland
Streetcar, Helsinki, Finland
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Winter holidays in Finland Tours to Finland in winter in recent years become increasingly popular. New Year's Eve with the real Santa Claus - an unforgettable holiday for children and adults. Santa's official residence is the city of Rovaniemi. The beautiful ski resorts in Finland: Himos, Vuokatti, Hand, Tahko, Yllas, Levy, Saariselga allow newcomers to gain experience at a relatively low humps. Sea fishing, skiing, hiking to the reindeer and dog sledding - this is not a complete list of entertainment offered by the best hotels in this hospitable country.

Summer holidays in Finland Cruises on large ocean liners, exciting excursions, lake and sea fishing - what could be more beautiful for summer vacation? Holidays in Finland. Activities on the lakes. Finland is famous for its rivers and lakes - boating mecca of Europe. In Finland over 180 thousand lakes and approximately two-thirds of Finland territory is covered by forests. A variety of hiking and biking tours, hunting and rafting will impress any tourist.

Cities in Finland and their attractions Cities in Finland are relatively young, only five of them were based in the Middle Ages as a coastal fortress Turku, Oulu, Pori, Vaasa, Kotka. Holidays in Finland. "Valley of Mumm-Troll". The central part of the capital of Finland, Helsinki, - a beautiful monument to the era of Neo-Classicism, is rightfully considered a masterpiece of European urban architecture. It is worth visiting an art gallery Athenaeum, the National Museum, the Museum of trains, the Stone Church and Museum Ehrensverd, walk on the Senate Square, see the Cathedral and the building of the University.

Lakelands, Finland
Lakelands, Finland
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Activities in Finland for adults and children Children - library visitors in Finland, for they are created all the possible entertainment: zoo «Zoo», Arctic Zoo "wound," the museum of toys and dolls, an entertainment park "Moomin Valley of Trolls", a children's science center "Eureka", the center of the underwater world «Sea Life », entertainment park" Vassalandiya "aqua" Serena "," Tropiklyandiya, Dolphinarium, Planetarium.

Well, of course, speaking about children's rest, not once does not recall the residence of Santa in Lapland fairy. Meet the New Year and Christmas in Finland, to see Santa Claus and ordered him a present for next year (here and it's possible!) - Is not the best gift for your child?


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Rantasipi Imatran Valtionhotelli Imatra
A high class hotel rich in history, situated in the center of Imatra, amidst the cultural landscape of the river Vuoksi.This nationally renown hotel welcomes you with 92 rooms with a charm on their own. up to date and adaptable conference amenities accommodating festivities and events for up to 250 people. Restaurant serving regional specialities and international cuisine.The magnificient Imatrankoski rapids, the naturally striking cultural landscape, social programmes providing many new experiences, and a daash of luxurious castle life ensure the hotel patrons a nice stay.
Scandic Patria Lappeenranta 37 kms from Imatra
Stroll down to Lake Saimaa or walk to the city centre shops from the Scandic Patria hotel in Lappeenranta. Newly renovated Scandic Patria is located in the city centre of Lappeenranta, close to harbour and fortresses, where the city once started to form. It is easy to stay with us, both in business as well as leisure. The city with its shops is close by, but also nature, jogging tracks and lake Saimaa are in reach of hand. Unwind in the sauna at the Scandic Patria hotel, then enjoy a delicious dinner at the modern Torilla Restaurant. Go offsite to shop in the Market Hall or borrow a bike to see Lappeenranta attractions like the 18th-century fortress and museums. If you have time, take a day trip to Russia.
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Cumulus Hotel Kuopio
An ideal place in the city of Kuopio, the Cumulus Hotel offers a warm welcome, pleasant ambience and convenient facilities.  The Cumulus hotel is located in the heart of Kuopio, within easy walking distance of all the town's shops and attractions as well as the beautiful lake.  All the 141 guestrooms at this hotel are spacious and equipped with modern facilities to ensure you a pleasant and relaxing stay.  You can relish tasty food at the onsite restaurant and later sip a fine drink and relax at the bar that is available at the hotel.  Business travellers can make use of the hotel's conference facilities that are ideal for meetings or social gatherings. During leisure, you can relax in the sauna or take a brisk dip in the swimming pool and remain fresh.
Scandic Kuopio
Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Kallavesi from the Scandic Kuopio hotel’s indoor pool. Work out in the fitness room or relax in one of 3 saunas. Enjoy reindeer steak and lake views in the Restaurant Mesimarja. This central Kuopio hotel has 8 meeting rooms for 2-400 and wireless internet access throughout.  Plunge into the indoor pool or work out in the fitness room before relaxing in the sauna or Jacuzzi at the Scandic Kuopio hotel. After exploring Kuopio attractions like the stunning Lake Kallavesi and taking in the views from Puijo Tower, try reindeer steak at the onsite Restaurant Mesimarja.
Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Kuopio
Spa Hotel Rauhalahti is located only 5 km from Kuopio city centre, by beautiful Lake Kallavesi. Rauhalahti Spa offers numerous spa experiences such as bubble pools, saunas, kids' pools and a water slide. Participate in a daily leisure programme, rent skis, snowshoes or a kick-sledge. Snowmobiles, ATVs and boat safaris are also available. Rauhalahti's specialties are the genuine lumberjacks' lodge called Jätkänkämppä and the world's largest smoke sauna. Spa Hotel Rauhalahti has 4 different restaurants and guests can enjoy both live music and a Karaoke night club. Try the à la carte menu or the lunch and dinner buffet. The therapy department offers an extensive choice of herbal baths, peat treatments, massages and beauty treatments.
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Cumulus Hameenpuisto Hotel Tampere
The Hotel Cumulus Hämeenpuisto, near theatres and the stadium, is a comfortable place to stay. The Cumulus Hämeenpuisto is a cosy city hotel for the sporty leisure guest. A well-equipped fitness centre is linked with the hotel. The hotel is only a short walk through Hämeenpuisto boulevard to, for instance, Särkänniemi amusement park or Moominvalley. All the hotel rooms are non-smoking.  Whether you are preparing yourself for work or are on vacation, consider breakfast at Cumulus as a moment of well earned indulgence. The Cumulus breakfast consists of an excellent selection of fresh vegetables, fruit, cold cuts, cheeses, cereals, muesli, bread, and, of course, nourishing porridge.  The Cumulus breakfast is included in the room price.
Cumulus Hotel Koskikatu Tampere
The Hotel Cumulus Koskikatu is a popular base for visitors to Tampere. The pleasant and modern rooms and the popular HuviRetki and Hemingway’s restaurants offer a broad selection of services. Thanks to the hotel’s central location, it’s only a short distance to all of the city’s leading sights: Särkänniemi amusement park, the Sara Hilden Art Museum, Moominvalley, Tampere Hall and the city’s theatres.  Breakfast at Cumulus is a moment of well earned indulgence. The Cumulus breakfast consists of an excellent selection of fresh vegetables, fruit, cold cuts, cheeses, cereals, muesli, bread, and, of course, nourishing porridge. If you are really hungry, you can choose from the hot alternatives; scrambled eggs, meatballs or how about Prince sausages?
Cumulus Pinja Hotel Tampere
The Cumulus Pinja is a white stucco-fronted Art-Nouveau style building located in the center of Tampere, a 600 meter walk from the Town Hall. Guests can unwind Scandinavian style in the hotel's onsite sauna and make use of the gym, squash courts and aerobics classes on offer at the neighboring fitness center. Dark wooden furnishings, muted colors and traditional-style carpets give an old-world feel to the hotel's restaurant, which serves buffet breakfasts and an international a la carte menu at lunch and dinner, while drinks are served around the open fire in the lounge bar. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel's public areas. The city's shops, museums and restaurants are within the vicinity, and the attractions of Moomin Valley and the Sarkaniemmi amusement park are less than two kilometers away.
Scandic Tampere City Hotel Tampere
Enjoy a central location in Tampere at the Scandic Tampere City hotel opposite the railway station. Do business in our 8 meeting rooms and enjoy wireless internet access at no extra charge. Work out in the gym or relax in the sauna, bar and restaurant. Tampere attractions like the Cathedral are easy to walk to.  Stay healthy at the Scandic Tampere City hotel’s gym and sauna. After a busy day, unwind over dinner or a drink at our modern restaurant and bar. Borrow a bike to explore Tampere attractions nearby. Go shopping at Koskikeskus mall or play golf at Tammergolf.
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Cumulus Turku Hotel Turku
The Cumulus Turku is a friendly hotel in the centre of town. Aside from its good location and cheerful service, the hotel features comfortable rooms, a cosy lobby and a bright and spacious breakfast restaurant. Whether your trip is for business or leisure, your welcome here will be warm. Turku is a great place to learn more about Finnish history. Nearly all of Turku’s most important attractions and events are within walking distance of the Hotel Cumulus Turku. You can get tickets to the town’s best attractions already at the hotel.
Holiday Inn Turku
The Holiday Inn Turku hotel is pleasantly situated in the city centre of Turku, only a couple of blocks away from the Market Square, the busiest shopping streets and the verdant River Aurajoki. Modern cultural city Turku and the unique archipelago offer lot to see and experience. Cosy interiors, international-class comfort and excellent service ensure a pleasant stay for people travelling on business or for pleasure. The Holiday Inn Turku has 199 peaceful quality rooms, Finnish Sauna and a great swimming pool. Brasserie Armada is a classy and cosy restaurant for delicious dining, meetings and socialising. Bar Hemingway’s is a cheerful place for a get-together. Garage parking is available for a fee and there is free off-street parking. There is also a Wi-Fi hotspot at the lobby.
Radisson Sas Marina Palace Hotel Turku
The Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel is located in Turku, right on the banks of the Aura River, in the heart of the city. The hotel was opened in 2006 after the total renovation. The hotel represents 1970’s architecture joined by simple Finnish design and the richness of baroque. The bus and train stations are just a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Turku airport is 9 kilometres from the hotel. 184 stylish rooms. Wireless and High-Speed Internet Access is available throughout the hotel. Three saunas, one of which for private use only. Fully- equipped gym and beauty saloon. The street-level restaurant Aurora offers Italian delicacies and the best steaks in the city. The elegant lobby bar is ideal place to relax with a nightcap or aperitif.
Scandic Plaza Hotel Turku
Stay at the Scandic Plaza hotel and enjoy a central Turku location. Do business in our meeting room with wireless internet access or work out in the exercise room. Find shops in Hansa shopping centre opposite or explore Turku attractions like Turku Cathedral. At the end of the day, relax in the sauna, bar or restaurant.  Work out in the 24-hour exercise room at the Scandic Plaza hotel. Unwind with a sauna before dinner at Bryggman’s Restaurant. Borrow a bike and explore Turku attractions like the River Aura. Go shopping in the Hansa Centre opposite.
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