Nature

Travel Tips to European Countries: Finland

Finland is an island, lake and forest country. The modern capital of Finland is Helsinki and is filled with museums and galleries. In summer, the sun never sets here and vice versa in winter.

About the State

Finland is an island, lake and forest country. The modern capital of Finland is Helsinki and is filled with museums and galleries. In summer, the sun never sets here and vice versa in winter.

Culture

While in Finland, greet the locals with a handshake. The people here are quite cheerful and don’t open up easily. Leave your shoes outside when you go to someone’s house. It was customary to wait until the toast was raised on the dining table. The host makes a toast by saying ‘kippis’ or ‘skol’. People dress casually most of the times.

Travel

Finnair is the national airline of Finland. Other airlines flying to Finland are Air France, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, American Airline, British Airways, KLM, Swiss airlines, Lufthansa and United airlines. Finland’s main airport is the Helsinki airport. The hotel is 19 km from the city and it takes about 25 minutes to get to the city from the airport. Finnair provides buses for passengers. Taxis and hotel coaches are also available. The facilities provided at the airport are duty-free shops, car rentals, banks, hotel reservation services, conference rooms, restaurants and a multimedia center. Apart from the Helsinki airport, there are about 22 other airports and Blue 1 is a domestic airline operating in Finland. Times to times cheap offers are being announced by airlines. Before checking out these offers will prove to be very helpful.

If you decide to go to sea, ferry services are provided and the main ports are Naantali, Vaasa and Turku. These ferries connect to Rostock, Kapellsk√§r, Grisslehamn and Travem√ľnde. Some cruises offer small cabins along with providing meals for overnight stays.

Trains from St Petersburg and Moscow are also available.

All trains are clean and very comfortable. Car transport trains also operate in Finland. Traveling by train has proven to be cheap and efficient and is also a great option for taking in the sights. Take advantage of unlimited train travel offers from an Inter-Rail pass or Eurailpass. There are offers for parents and children, check them out.

When traveling by road it is possible to run into deer or elk. In such cases, the police must be reported immediately. Blowing the horn for minor reasons should be avoided. Keep your car to the right. Gas station accepts credit cards. Laws regarding seat belts and drinking while driving must be strictly followed. Extra precautions should be taken if taking the caravan together. Your national driver’s license or International Driving Permit and auto insurance must be there with you at all times. Coach services are also available and are connected to remote places even. Taxis can be hired at airports and train stations and tipping is considered offensive here. See agents in Helsinki who run car rental businesses to rent cars.

Duty Free Items

1. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco or 100 cigars
2.50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
3.2 liter of alcoholic drink less than 22 percent by volume or 1 liter of alcoholic drink more than 22 percent by volume, 2 liter of sparkling wine and 16 liter of beer
4. 100g of tea or 40g of tea extract and essence and 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extract or essence

Tobacco and alcohol can be carried by people over 18 years of age. Agricultural and food items should be avoided. Certain drugs require a doctor’s prescription for verification. Firearms and sharp objects are strictly prohibited.

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