NORTHERN EUROPE

Finland Map

A map of Finland that highlights its vast swaths of lakes in the Finnish Lake Region and to the north. It includes an elevation and satellite map that shows topographic features like its highest peak and rolling plains.

REFERENCE

Finland Political Map

Finland is located in Northern Europe, along the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. It’s a part of Scandinavia, bordering just two other countries including Sweden to the west and Russia to the east.  In fact, the country of Finland shares a long boundary with Russia in the east, over 1300 kilometers long.  The capital of Finland is Helsinki and is the northernmost national capital of any European nation.

IMAGERY

Finland Satellite Map

Finland refers to itself as “the land of thousands of lakes” with over 188,000 lakes scattered across the country.  Specifically, the Finnish Lake Region situated in the southeast contains a large number of them.  Next, Lapland is a sparsely populated region in the north of Finland and is home to a subarctic wilderness. At the southwest, Aland is an autonomous region with over 6,500 islands. But only about 60 islands are inhabited.

HILLSHADE

Finland Elevation Map

The terrain of Finland is mostly flat and rolling plains. At 1,316 m (4,318 ft), Mount Halti or “Haltiatunturi” is Finland’s highest mountain peak.  This mountain peak shares its border with Norway and is part of the only mountain chain in Finland, the Haltia.  Most of Halti is part of Finland.  But the highest peak is part of Norway.