Olavinlinna - St. Olaf's Castle - was founded in 1475 by Erik Axelsson Tott. The castle served to repel attacks from the east and to guarantee control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown.

Olavinlinna Castle in Finland. Olavinlinna is a three-tower castle located in Savonlinna, Finland. It is the northernmost medieval stone fortress still standing.

Lapland, Finland

Sami children caring for one of their reindeer. Lapland, Finland (or Sampi now). The Sami peoples have borders that overlap Norway, Sweden, Finland, & Russia.

Savonlinna, Finland.I want to go see this place one day.

The most northern medieval castle in the world, St. Olof's castle in Savonlinna, Finland - Olavinlinna

Suomenlinna fortress in Helsinki, Finland

Suomenlinna is a maritime fortress located off the coast of Helsinki, Finland

Rovaniemi, Finland...the official home of Santa Claus :-)

Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finland. Travel Europe and celebrate your Christmas and New Year Season in Santa Claus Village!

Sandy beaches, Kalajoki on the Gulf of Bothnia, part of the Baltic sea, Finland

The sand beach of Kalajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia province of Finland - Pohjois-Pohjanmaa - Norra Österbotten

SAARISELKA, Finland – In Finland there's an incredible igloo village, which allows guests to watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of one of 20 glass igloos.

More on the glass igloos! -- Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland has log cabins and snow igloos as well as some unbelievable glass igloos that provide a one of a kind opportunity to view the northern lights and millions of stars in a crystal clear sky.

Kustaanmiekka in Suomenlinna - Helsinki to Stockholm

Kustaanmiekka in Suomenlinna. If around in Suomenlinna, you HAVE to go and see the ferries to Sweden passing the narrow Kustaanmiekka (in this photo the ferry is returning from Sweden) Rode this ferry 1989

See the Aurora Borealis

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Discover the widest range of Northern Lights holidays to Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Alaska. Travel with the Northern Lights experts - The Aurora Zone

Suomi, Finland.

Potatoes, moose, reindeer, forests and lakes, that is Finland.

Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland

Travel to Lapland Finland and See The Magic of Winter. Magic of Christmas in Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland.

Turun linna i Turku Finland

Turun linna i Turku Finland. One of the most favourite tourist attractions and most visited museums in Finland.