Driving Directions Finland
FINLAND is a north European republic with about a third of its territory lying within the Arctic Circle. A Scandinavian country of forests, lakes, and islands, it shares borders with Sweden in the northwest, Norway in the north, and the Russian Federation in the east. Its coastline lies along the Gulf of Bothnia in the west and southwest and the Gulf of Finland in the south. Both of which are arms of the Baltic Sea. Some 30,000 islands and islets line Finland’s coast with the densest concentration in the southwest and south. Of these, the most important is the 6,500 Ahvenanmaa or Aland Islands, which lie in the Gulf of Bothnia between the mainlands of Finland and Sweden.