What are the most spectacular roads in Finland?

Finland is an extreme country, located in the northern part of Europe. Covering an area of 338,000 square kilometers it shares borders with Sweden, Norway and Russia. Famous for its lakes and endless summer nights, the country is not easy for drivers, as the country experiences cold winters and mild summers influenced by the Baltic Sea.

If you’re brave enough, when travelling to Finland, don’t miss driving some of the ice roads the country offers. You can try the stunning Hailuoto Ice Road, constructed each year at the Bay of Bothnia, or the Koli Ice Road, the longest inland ice road in Europe. It is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long and shortens the road distance between Koli and Vuonislahti by 60 kilometres (37 mi).

With thousands of islands scattered along its coastline, the country offers exciting coastal drives and mountain roads. Muotkatakka is the highest road in Finland, climbing up to 601m (1,971ft) above sea level. Muotkatakka is the highest point on Finnish roads.

Hailuoto Ice Road is an ice road constructed each year at the Bay of Bothnia, allowing vehicles to cross the northern Baltic Sea, in the Northern Ostrobothnia region of Finland.

Located in Eastern Finland, in North Karelia, a region that borders to the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia, South Karelia and to Russia, the scenic Koli Ice Road is said to be the longest inland ice road in Europe.

Savikyläntie (Route 15807) is a very scenic road located in the region of South Karelia in Finland.

Located in the Northern Savonia region of Finland, Lake Kallavesi is 90 km (56 mi) long, making it the tenth largest lake in the country.

At an elevation of 601m (1,971ft) above the sea level, Muotkatakka is the highest point of the Finnish roads.

Located on southern Finland, the historical King's Road is truly a very rewarding drive.

Route 9552 is a very scenic drive located in Lapland region, northern Finland, north of the Arctic Circle.

Established in 1996, the Archipelago Ring Road is a paved wonder that offers a mesmerizing journey around the archipelago of Southwest Finland. Stretching 155 miles (250 kilometers) through this coastal haven, it promises an unparalleled exploration of Finland's coast, connecting major islands and breathtaking landscapes.

There are millions of roads in the world. Many of these roads cut across rural or uninhabited areas where numerous domesticated and wild animals wander freely. In this article, we reveal some of the most vulnerable animals and accident hotspots in 10 selected countries (based on most cars per capita).

Ouninpohjantie is a very lonely road located in Finland. The rally car driver Mikko Hirvonen, in 2011, defined the road as ‘the best road in the world.’