Finland lies in North Europe, bordered by the countries of Russia and Sweden to the east and west respectively. It is flanked by the Baltic Sea at its southern crescent and bound in by Norway to the North. Land of the midnight sun, it is most famed for the Northern Lights that can be viewed from its Arctic Lapland province. The beauty of Finland lies in its romantic wilderness – as a thousand picturesque lakes and rivers dots a landscape that is lush with thick forests. Hiking, canoeing and kayaking, as well ski resorts make the place a haven for adventure lovers. Yet its cities are chic and alive with musical performances and world class designs and architecture. The ultimate appeal to the avid traveller are its saunas, cottage homes, wood chopping locals topped by sausage eating and beer drinking.