Finland is located between the East and the West. With its snowy winters and warm, light-filled summers, Finland offers a number of fascinating contrasts. Finland’s forests and thousands of islands and lakes offer plenty of opportunities for visitors to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings. You can find more information at Visit Finland.
With a population of over 220,000, Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. Founded in 1779 on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids, Tampere evolved into the most highly industrialised locality in Finland during the 19th century. Thanks to the new city planning, former industrial areas such as Finlayson and Tampella are alive again: cafés, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums, and galleries have found locations there.
With a population of approximately 137,000, Jyväskylä is the largest city in the region of Central Finland. Jyväskylä is known for the works of the most famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, the annual Neste Rally Finland, which is one of the largest tourist events in the Nordic countries, and of course the beautiful, pure nature with many lakes around the city. The 45,000 pupils and students make Jyväskylä a true student city – young, vibrant and active!