Popular Accommodations in Southern Finland
Highlights in Southern Finland
- Natural landscape from national parks
- Big cities like Helsinki
- Wonderful hiking routes
Most popular in Southern Finland
Vacation rentals in Southern Finland
In Southern Finland, travellers will find a vacation rental which is situated either on the Gulf of Finland or on the shores of the numerous lakes. Directly on the south coast you can rent an apartment in the capital Helsinki, in the western Hitislandet or in the eastern Kotka. The inland wide lake landscapes offer a residential area in idyllic nature. These can be found in the north-eastern Parikkala or in Padasjoki in the centre of southern Finland.Vacation rentals in untouched nature
The province of Southern Finland, with its sparsely populated areas, offers numerous locations where you can spend your holiday undisturbed in a holiday home. Whether you want to rent a small vacation rental for two or a spacious villa with the whole family, you will find peace and relaxation in all regions. In the east, for example, holidaymakers live north of Niukkala, on the south coast in Porkkala or in the north southwest of Joutsa.
Holidays in Southern Finland
Location and orientation
Southern Finland covers an area of 34,388 km² in the south of Finland. The region borders south on the Gulf of Finland, the eastern part of the Baltic Sea. In the east, the administrative district rises to the state border with Russia. In the south, especially in the coastal region, there are several highly populated cities in the otherwise urban areas. Of the more than 2 million inhabitants, most live in the capital Helsinki and the suburbs Espoo and Vantaa.Landscapes of Southern Finland
Southern Finland is characterised by national parks, the Gulf of Finland, lakes, mountains with gorges and rivers. Among the most important national parks are the eastern Teijo National Park and the Nuuksio National Park near Helsinki. The landscape presents itself through moorland, deep forests, lakes and wilderness.
Travelers and Activities
For hikers, Southern Finland is a popular destination, as it is not only the multifaceted nature but also the right of public access. This means that you can move freely in nature without restriction. Hikers can take countless tours through Finland's national parks or use one of the official hiking trails. A popular hike northeast of Lahti is the 17.2 kilometre Juustopolku Trail.Southern Finland for families
The untouched nature of Southern Finland is an ideal environment to rent a vacation rental with the whole family. Here you can explore the wilderness with your children, take part in boat trips or swim in the summer. In southwestern Turku, the "Caribia" adventure pool invites you with its many water attractions. A visit to the Särkänniemi amusement park in Tampere, which has roller coasters, an aquarium, a planetarium and an animal park, for example, brings variety. Another attraction of the city is the Spionage Museum, where children can take the agent test.
Two internationally known rock-pop musicians come from Southern Finland: Samu Haber, singer of the band "Sunrise Avenue" and Ville Valo, frontman of the band "HIM".
Top travel tips for Southern Finland
In Helsinki, visitors can visit the Finnish National Museum and learn about the country's history. Six exhibitions show epochs from the Stone Age to the present day. Highlights are the treasure chamber and the archaeological exhibits.Seurasaari Open Air Museum
The island of Seurasaari is home to the open-air museum of the same name of Finnish living and building culture. Visitors can visit 87 buildings from the 17th to 20th centuries. Among the buildings rich in tradition are farms, manors, a parsonage or a wooden church. Access is free of charge.Linnanmäki Amusement Park
In the Alppiharju district of Helsinki there is the 75 hectare Linnanmäki leisure park, which is very popular with locals and tourists. Here you will find 40 rides for young and old. Highlights are the wooden roller coaster from 1951, a free-fall tower and the Ferris wheel. In the immediate vicinity you will find the municipal aquarium "Sea Life".