Capital: Helsinki Language: Finnish and Swedish Currency: Euro
Compared to Sweden and Norway, Finland has a rather flat terrain. Nevertheless it is a country where nature’s beauty is omnipresent: there are no less than888 lakes with 98,050 islands and 32 national parks. Forests cover over two-thirds of the country's land area, whilst lakes and rivers make up nearly another tenth.
In the Lakeland and Lapland areas, you’ll find forested hills and fells. This great abundance of wetland areas provides a perfect habitat for much flora and fauna including large numbers of waders and water birds.
Driving distance map of Finland (click to enlarge)
Driving in Finland
Motorway: 120 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 80 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h
Useful phone numbers in Finland
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Ambulance, policem and fire: 112
Some useful phrases
Hei (hello); kiitos (thank you); anteeksi (excuse me); kippis (cheers)