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Transportation in Finland

Transportation in Finland

You'll have various Finland transport facilities in the country, as busses, trains, flights rented cabs, etc. are available. So, transportation in Finland is not a problem at all. Some of the details about Finland transport are enumerated for your help.

› Highways :
Moving around by road is very easy. The highway and freeway network is good between the city centres. Traffic keeps to the right and you always need to drive with your headlights on. You can move around either by bus or by a rental car.

The Finnish coach route network is one of the most comprehensive in Europe covering more than 90% of the public roads. There are more than 40 000 daily bus departures. Timetables are usually adapted to fit in rail, air and ship services. Oy Matkahuolto Ab's coach stations, authorised agents and travel agencies throughout Finland give additional information about coach traffic. Local transportation in the cities is organized very well too.

› Flights :
Finland has one of the densest and least expensive airline networks in Europe, with 24 airports throughout the country, including in the far north. For domestic flights there are several kinds of discount tickets. For further information, please contact your travel agent.

These five airlines fly domestic, such as, Blue 1, European Executive Express, Finnair, FinnComm Airlines, and Golden Air.

Further, Helsinki Vantaa International Airport situated about 12 miles (20km) from Helsinki city centre. This is considered to be one of the best airports ever provided to overseas tourists, which sets the example of excellent Finland transport facilities. The airport has several banks with exchange facilities, and there are ATMs throughout the airport. Numerous restaurants and cafes are available in the terminals, as well as duty-free shops and three shopping areas with a variety of retail outlets. Travel agencies, pharmacy, mobile phone shop and luggage storage are also available.

› Coastal Archipelago :
Coastal Archipelago is another example of a good Finland transport facility in the country. Almost all of Finland's coastal towns run boat services as well as organized sightseeing and charter cruises. Finland 's coastal towns provide a wide choice of charter and local cruises for holidaymakers. There are also scheduled services in the Aaland Islands and archipelago. Cruises are available in all coastal waters, from Kotka in the eastern Gulf of Finland to the northernmost reaches of the Gulf of Bothnia.

› Railroad :
The rail network interconnects the major Finnish cities. Trains have almost 6000 kilometers of tracks (passenger trains about 4000 kms). The most important sections of line are electrified, like the lines from Helsinki to Turku, to Pori and to Tampere . In 1999 electric traction operated about 80% of VR's passenger services and the intention is to increase the share of electric traction to 95% by 2012. Finnish trains are spacious, comfortable and clean. The scenery among the lines is beautiful, especially in Eastern Finland where there are many lakes. You can travel either by a car carrier train or by a passenger train. You can also choose whether you would like to travel through the night or at the day time. Several discount tickets are available. Children aged 6-16 years get 50% discount from the prices. And children under 6 years travel free of charge.

› Lake Traffic :
Lake Traffic is maintained by comfortable lake steamers and motor vessels. There is a wide choice of routes and cruises. The cruise can be a few hours' pleasure excursion, a one- to two-day excursion in the unique lake labyrinths of Lake Saimaa and Lake Pielinen. Among the most popular routes are the Silver Line between Hämeenlinna and Tampere, the Poet's Way between Tampere and Virrat, and a cruise between Jyväskylä and Lahti on Lake Päijänne. Lake Saimaa, the largest body of water in eastern Finland is connected by canal to Vyborg in Russia. The principle harbours are Kuopio, Mikkeli, Varkaus, Savonlinna and Lappeenranta, although smaller towns have harbours, too. Lake Pielinen in North Karelia is also linked to the Saimaa waterway. Its main harbours are in Lieksa (Koli), Nurmes and Joensuu.

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