6. Archipelago National Park
A series of countless islets, cays, sandbanks, protruding coastal rocks and fragmented lands that juts its way out into the cold Baltic on the extreme south-western edge of Finland, the beautiful Archipelago National Park remains one of the nation’s undisputed gems. Some of the islands here are tiny, offering just a mound or craggy salt-washed top to visitors passing by on chugging sightseeing boats. Others, like the Oro Fortress Island, which allows glimpses of Finland’s militarised past during the years of Russian occupation, or Jurmo, showcasing the real rustic beauty of this windswept coastal clime, come packed to the brim with culture and character.