Where ever you go in Finland, you'll discover that Finns have a rich and diverse cultural heritage. This is evident from the fact that there are seven UNESCO World Heritage sites to explore, and in virtually every town and city you'll find museums and galleries galore.
There are over 1,000 museums in Finland, including museums of Art, Cultural History, Natural History, and almost 20 national Specialised museums. Although over a third of the Finnish museums are run professionally, the Finns love of culture and history is most clearly seen in the number of locally run museums and galleries present in every town and city.
Finland's cities are an architectural joy to explore, packed as they are with buildings designed by such international luminaries are Carl Ludwig Engel, Alvar Aalto, Eliel & Eero Saarinen, and many others. In addition, there are 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Finland, each one with its own unique charm and history.
There are many places to see in Finland that don't fit easily into any one category, and this page will introduce you to a broad sample of some of the more unusual tourist attractions. Included are exhibition centres dedicated to Finland's natural mineral wealth, an art sculpture park, some of the country's most striking natural landscapes, and much more.