Finland is home to literally thousands of lakes and islands and an incredible 75% of the country is covered in woodland and wetland. Nature-lovers on board our MSC cruise ships are bound to feel at home here.
Finns speak Finnish, although a small proportion (5%) of the population speaks Swedish, the country’s second language. As a nation, Finns are fond of the outdoors – many live in or like to regularly escape to the country, to fish on their many lakes and, of course, indulge in a healthful sauna!
For a country covered in so much forest, it is natural that wood is often present as a building material. Wooden villages and towns are common in Finland, and even those that date from the 18th and 19th centuries are well-preserved.
Away from the quiet of the country is the hustle and bustle of Helsinki, the main port of call for MSC Cruises on our Northern European itinerary. Design aficionados will appreciate the Scandinavian aesthetic, present in city’s fashionable boutiques and the Helsinki ‘design district’.
Get to know this city with our dedicated excursion packages or venture further afield with our other day trip programs. We’ll help you enjoy the best deals on all the sights to make the most of this great Scandinavian jewel.