Finland is a vacation paradise for nature lovers. With 180,000 islands, 35 national parks, and 188,000 lakes, Finland offers myriad things to do outdoors no matter what the season. And best of all, a Finland vacation can be easy on the budget. Many of Finland's top attractions, including spectacular Northern Lights shows, are free! Finland is also a nation of wonderful cultural attractions and historic landmarks that celebrate the Finns' Nordic heritage.
Offering outdoor recreation, museums and monuments, family festivals and Santa Claus sightings (the real Santa claims Finland as his home), Finland offers exciting things to do and see. Helsinki, the capital of Finland and the country's busiest port, is a progressive city that offers many attractions worth incorporating into your vacation. Museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Finland, and the Ateneum Art Museum feature thought provoking exhibits. The Cathedral of Helsinki is one of the most recognized and photographed buildings in Finland. The Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress off the coast of Helsinki comprises six islands and is open year-round to visitors. Helsinki also offers delicious restaurants, vibrant cafes, shopping, and live entertainment.
Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka in Helsinki offers a truly unique twist to your Finland vacation. Housed in a 170-year-old former prison, our premium hotel features deluxe accommodations, exquisite dining in a prison-themed restaurant, and top-rated amenities such as Internet access and flat screen televisions. Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka is located minutes from famous Finland attractions including Sibelius Park and Monument, Temple Square Church, Linnanmaki Amusement Park and the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum.