Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, bordered by Sweden to the West, Norway to the North, Russia to the East and Estonia to the South across the Gulf of Finland.
Unlike its neighbours Norway and Sweden, Finlands landscape is rather low and flat, with rolling plains, lakes and low hills, while mountains are only in the very North. Known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes, the coasts and lakes in Finland are an excellent boating destination.
Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering over one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern Asia, bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean.
Russia’s great cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the current and former capitals of the country, are the heartland of former Imperial Russia and have now become the focus for most tourists visiting Russia.