Finland

Finland

Finland Country Profile

Capital: Helsinki

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Travel Advice: Finland Travel Advice

Visas: Finland Visa Information

Vaccinations: Finland Vaccination Information

Finland is a country located in northern Europe and is one of the world’s most northern and geographically remote countries and is subject to a severe climate. Nearly two-thirds being blanketed by thick woodlands, making it the most densely forested country in Europe.

A part of Sweden from the 12th century until 1809, it then became a Russian grand duchy until, following the Russian Revolution, the Finns declared independence on December 6, 1917. The countries land area decreased by about one-tenth during the 1940s, when it ceded the Petsamo and Karelia to the Soviet Union (now Russia).

A house in the snow, during the harsh winter.

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