List of described attractions by regions

Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta).

Åland Islands
Central Finland
Central Ostrobothnia
Eastern Uusimaa
Finland Proper
Kainuu
Kymenlaakso
Lapland
Northern Karelia
Northern Ostrobothnia
Northern Savonia
Ostrobothnia
Päijänne Tavastia
Pirkanmaa
Satakunta
Southern Ostrobothnia
Southern Savonia
ArrowPaasselkä devilsMeteorological phenomena, Site of legends, Impact crater
South Karelia
Tavastia Proper
Uusimaa

Finland - map

Wikipedia article about Finland

 

Main attractions

Tlandscape and art of this northern land is somewhat restrained, but nevertheless Finland offers diverse and interesting landmarks. The most exciting among them are archaeological and architecture monuments.

Natural landmarks

Uvarovite from Outokumpu Mine, Finland
Wonderful crystal of uvarovite over 8 mm, from Outokumpu Mine, Finland.
Wikimedia Commons, Rob Lavinsky. CC BY-SA 3.0

Man made landmarks

Archaeological monuments

Värikallio rock art, Finland
Värikallio rock art.
Aleksi Stenberg, Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0

The specific geology of Finland with its numerous bare rock surfaces and boulders as well as sparse population have been beneficifal for preservation of interesting archaeological monuments which are lost elsewhere in the world. This includes interesting stone settings, including numerous labyrinths and cliff paintings.

Churches

Petäjävesi old church, Finland
Petäjävesi old church - unique wooden church from 18th century.
Honza Soukup, Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0

Fortresses and castles

Olavinlinna castle, Finland
Olavinlinna castle.
Walter Rodriguez, Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0

Other monuments of architecture

Old Rauma, landscape with hedgehog, Finland
Old Rauma, note the hedgehog crossing the street.
Wikimedia Commons, user Pöllö. CC BY-SA 3.0

Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 4 September 2010 Gatis Pāvils

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