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One of the most exciting things about studying abroad is the possibility of visiting new places and exploring new cities. While we highly recommend you to experience and enjoy both summer and winter in Finland, we understand that you might want to seize the opportunity and travel to other parts of Europe as well.
Although Finland is located in the North of Europe, it is one of the most well-connected countries in the world. From the main airport in Finland, Helsinki Airport, you can travel to over 130 destinations in Europe, Asia or North America in just a few short hours.
However, traveling in Finland is great too and should not be forgotten! Every year our clean nature attracts more people who want to enjoy the beautiful archipelago, thousand lakes, Midnight Sun, snow and Northern lights.
To give you a preview of what life is like in Finland, watch the video in the end!
Below you will find more information about how to get to Finland, how to travel around in Finland and what cities we recommend you to visit once you’re here.
Once you have been admitted to a university in Finland it is time to organize your trip! We recommend that you start looking for flights well in advance, as this allows you to compare different options, and find tickets at more affordable prices.
The majority of all international flights arrive at Helsinki Airport, which is the main airport in Finland. Being a popular stop-over place, Helsinki Airport has great international connections. Domestic flights bring you easily to other cities in Finland, but you can also always opt for a bus or a train.
There are international train links from Moscow and St. Petersburg, and if you are coming from Sweden, Estonia, or Germany, you can arrive by sea. The main harbors in Finland are Helsinki and Turku.
The above are only a few among many cities and towns to visit in Finland. Feel free to check out our blog to find more places to visit!
Helsinki-Vantaa airport is a popular stop-over and has great connections to the rest of Europe, as well as to other continents. Usually, you can travel without a visa on the Finnish student residence permit in the Schengen area.