Private jet charter and flights to Finland
Stretching from the Baltic Sea archipelagos in the south to its snow-cloaked northern reaches above the Arctic Circle, Finland is a glorious land of lakes, rolling fens and natural phenomena. It also has an uber-cool cosmopolitan capital, intriguing cultures, an estimated 2 million saunas and the home of everyone’s favourite festive character, Santa Claus. Experience it all, charter a private jet today.
Finland’s capital, Helsinki is a cool Scandi spot that’s popular with city breakers from across Europe. People head here for the Art Nouveau architecture, its bustling Design District and the unique laid-back atmosphere. The city also has easy access to breathtaking rural regions, gorgeous islands and charming towns. During the summer, we recommend hopping on one of the municipal ferries that will whisk you to a small selection of the 330 or so islands and islets of the Helsinki Archipelago, including the four that make up the UNESCO-listed sea fort Suomenlinna.
From Helsinki, you can head out on day trips to nearby historic spots such as the oldest inland settlement in the country, Hämeenlinna. Just over an hour’s drive north of the capital, this picturesque town built up around a 13th-Century castle which has a beautiful setting on the edge of Lake Vanajavesi. Head east along the coast from Helsinki and you’ll reach Porvoo, another place that’s full of old Finnish charm, this time thanks to its red wooden buildings that overlook the Porvoo River. If you’re looking to get back to nature, head to Nuuksio, one of Finland’s 40 national parks. This 11,120-acre park is located to the north-west of the city and protects swathes of forest and a handful of sparkling lakes.
Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region, is the real jewel in the country’s crown, and the area that draws millions of people from around the globe. Most visitors start (or just stay) in the capital, Rovaniemi. During the months leading up to Christmas, the streets are bustling with visitors who are in town to visit Santa Claus Village, an almost impossibly festive park five miles from the centre of town. However, there’s much more to Lapland than St Nick and his little helpers. There are miles upon miles of wilderness, villages full of Lappish culture and plenty of winter resorts where you can ski, snowshoe, go sledging and seek out the elusive northern lights in the winter or hike, search for wildlife or even see the midnight sun during the summer.
There are plenty of destinations to choose from around the region, each offering something a little different and with varying vibes, but all offering those quintessential Lapland activities. Up in the northern part of the region is Inari-Saariselkä, which sits miles above the Arctic Circle and is the most northerly resort town in Europe. In the summer you can cruise across Lake Inari, go paddling on Ivalojoki River and see the Ravadas Falls in Lemmenjoki National Park. Once winter rolls around, the long dark days can be filled with dog sledding, northern lights chasing (the further north you are, the better your chances of sightings), ice fishing and following some of the best ski tracks in the country. To enjoy winter activities and learning about the Sami culture, continue northwards up to Utsjoki, a river valley that’s just a stone’s throw from the Norwegian border and scattered with small Sami villages. For a lively ski resort atmosphere or to walk the fells under the midnight sun, stay in Levi where there are 43 downhill pistes, a ski school, miles of hiking trails and a great nightlife scene.
Back down in the southern half of Finland is the vast Lakeland region, which is home to many of the country’s 188,000 lakes. Unlike Lapland, this south-eastern corner of the country is more of a summer destination with many Finns heading to waterfront cottages and messing about on the water during the long light-filled days. The land surrounding the lakes is largely covered with dense emerald-coloured forests where you can go bear watching, hiking and biking. In amongst the lakes is Finland’s second-largest city, Tampere, which has a delightful small-town feel to it, and characterful towns like Savonlinna where you can visit the 15th-Century Olavinlinna Castle. While there’s plenty of activities to take part in and cultural spots to explore, this is the kind of place where you should slow down the pace, relax in a sauna, and feel the restorative effects of nature.
Between the Lakeland and the Baltic sea, there’s the narrow strip of land where the country’s rich maritime heritage is still evident. Along Finland’s stretch of coast, there are waterfront towns, rocky outcrops dotted with lighthouses and traditional wooden houses, and artisan ironwork villages. Scattered off the south-west corner of mainland Finland are tens of thousands of islands of the Archipelago Sea, including the autonomous Åland Islands, a group of around 6700 islands.
There are many international and regional airports throughout Finland including the main international airport near Helsinki and Rovaniemi Airport which is the gateway to Lapland. Simply contact our team and we can arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Finland.