Top 3 Cities You Should Visit in Finland After Helsinki

Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finland
Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finland. Photo by fox jia on Unsplash

It’s perfectly reasonable to choose Helsinki if you’re visiting Finland for the first time. After all, the city is the premier tourist destination in the country. However, you shouldn’t stop there. There are plenty of other cities and places in Finland that deserve your attention. Check out the best of the rest below.


Located in the southern part of the country, Tampere is a perfect example of a city where everyone can find something interesting. If you are into museums, you’ll have your pick of historical and art museums. The city is also home to the world’s only museum dedicated to Tove Jansson’s popular book and comic character Moomins. On the other hand, if you are looking for thrills and excitement, Tramare has Särkänniemi, which is one of Finland’s most popular amusement parks.


Rovaniemi is a charming city where Christmas is in the air all year round. The place claims to be the birthplace of Santa Claus and has many attractions to back this up, including Santa Claus Village and Santa Park. The latter is constructed to mimic Santa Claus’ residence as described in popular culture. The city also offers plenty of opportunities for winter sports.


History buffs will immediately fall in love with Turku. This is Finland’s oldest city and was once the country’s capital. Here you can find something of historical importance on almost every step while the city’s architecture won’t stop amazing you. The foodies will feel at home as well because Turku is nicknamed the Food Capital of Finland thanks to its highly-rated restaurants and famous fish markets.