Finland is a Nordic country that’s located by the Baltic Sea. It has some 5.5 million inhabitants and has been recognized as the happiest country in the world for several years running. In Finland, forests are always near and accessible. Finland has over 40 National Parks full of hiking routes, nature trails and campfire sites.

The summer months across Finland are known for their white nights, and in Lapland, as a time when the sun never sets. Big cities have interesting things to see and do all year, and across Finland, it’s always sauna season. In Finland, there are 3 million saunas for a population of just over 5 million. The Finnish sauna culture has even made it onto the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

From Helsinki to Lapland, Finland is a magnet for architecture lovers who want to explore everything from old wooden churches to works by famous architect Alvar Aalto and beyond. Helsinki’s newest design icons, like the Oodi Library, Amos Rex Museum and Löyly Sauna, have been featured in publications the world over. Along with architecture, Finnish modern art and design also derive inspiration from nature. A design lovers must-see list should include iconic Finnish stores like Artek, Iittala and Marimekko, but the capital is also a perfect place to discover future design classics.