Estimate population 5,262,930 - Capital: Helsinki
Finland borders Russia on the east, Sweden on the west and the tip of Norway on the north. Numerous beautiful lakes dot the glacially formed landscape and are one of the many lovely features of Finland.
Tourism is promoted and some lovely places to visit are of course the delightful capital city Helsinki, as well as beautiful Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, and Turku. If you prefer not to spend your time in the city, Finland's splendid countryside may be your spot. Check out places like Mount Haltia, which is the highest peak in Finland. Some serene major lakes are Saimaa, Paijanne, Pielinen, Oulu, and Inari.