Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, Estonia to the south, and north-eastern Norway to the north.
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Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 9,406 and covers an area of 1,422.72 square kilometres of which 170.8 km² is water. The population density is 7.51 inhabitants per square kilometre. Neighbouring municipalities are Kannonkoski, Karstula, Multia, Soini, Uurainen, Ähtäri and Äänekoski. The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The neighboring municipality of Pylkönmäki was consolidated to Saarijärvi on 1 January 2009. There are all together 241 lakes in Saarijärvi. Biggest lakes are Pyhäjärvi, Summanen and Lake Saarijärvi. Saarijärvi is the home of Bonden Paavo in the poem by Johan Ludvig Runeberg.
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. The city forms a cross-border twin city together with Haparanda on the Swedish side. The municipality covers an area of 1,348.83 square kilometres, of which 161.59 km² is water. The population density is 18.18 inhabitants per square kilometre, with a total population of 21,573. It borders the Swedish municipality of Haparanda.
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. It is part of the Finnish Capital Region, along with the cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, and Kauniainen. Most of its population lives in the inner urban core of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Espoo shares its eastern border with Helsinki and Vantaa, while enclosing Kauniainen.
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Riisitunturi National Park is a national park in Posio, Finnish Lapland. It was established in 1982 and covers 77 square kilometres. The park is on a mountainous area, and there are also many swamps, especially hillside swamps. The only wilderness hut in the park is located near the twin-peak of Riisitunturi, 465.3 m.
Rukatunturi is a 490 metres high fell and a ski resort in Kuusamo, Finland. Apart from downhill skiing, there are over 500 km of cross-country skiing tracks. Also snowmobiles can be rented to enjoy some of the area's 600 km of snowmobile routes. Ruka is also the southern end of the Karhunkierros hiking trail.
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