Bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north and Russia to the east; Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland, Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe with forests , lakes and revitalising crisp air. It is a thoroughly modern welfare state with well-planned and comfortable small towns and cities, but still offers vast areas of unspoiled nature. With approximately 188, 000 lakes and a similar number of islands, this country is pretty gorgeous and clean.
The Finnish landscape is covered with thick pine forests, rolling hills and complemented with a labyrinth of lakes and inlets. Much of Finland is pristine and virgin as it contains 37 national parks from the Southern shores of the Gulf of Finland to the high fells of Lapland. It is also an urbanised region with many cultural events and activities.
Commercial cruises between major coastal and port cities in the Baltic region, including Helsinki, Turku, Tallinn, Stockholm and Travemünde, values a lot to the visitors. Finland is regarded as the home of Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, living in the northern Lapland region. In the northernmost part of the country the Northern Lights can be seen in the winter and midnight sun in the summer.