The city of Lahti is notable for its sports facilities and surroundings: the great lake Vesijärvi reaches the lake Päijänne and the forests and hills of Salpausselkä. We visited the medieval church of Hollola.
The city of Kuopio is located in the heart of Finnish lakes. The best way to discover Kuopio is start climbing the panoramic tower Puijo, on the outskirts of the city, and admire the stunning views that open from the top.
The hill of Koli offers one of the best views of the lake region. In particular highlight three lookouts located on top of some rocks from which to observe the lake Pielinen and various islands in its interior.
At Joensuu highlights the market square (Kauppatori) where also you can find the city hall where stands out his tower. The church of Kerimäki is the world´s largest Christian church made of wood.
Olavinlinna Castle is the best preserved medieval castle in the Nordic countries. The hills of the region Punkaharju have inspired many painters and poets. This natural place is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Finland.
The small town of Porvoo is the second oldest city in Finland and is known for its cultural heritage. Along the river are the old red painted wooden storage buildings that appear photographed in all travel guidebooks.
The old city center is on the Senate Square, where the statue of Tsar Alexander I stands as a lookout, behind the imposing Lutheran Cathedral Tuomiokirkko. One of the most interesting of the Gulf of Finland is the fortress of Suomenlinna.