Not sure how many on here have been to Finland or are from Finland, but figured I would give it a shot. My family and I are planning to go to Finland at the end of August and into early September for vacation, see the land of my ancestors on my father's side. Just wondering if there are some sights or things we should definitely do while there. I would like to see some of the battlefields/bunkers if possible, but not sure how much of that is left on the Finnish side, as I will not be setting foot on Russian soil. I know its kind of a broad question, but just looking for as many ideas as I can possibly get.
Better late than ever.
Check out these links:
Russians got serious asskicking here in Winter War. Small museum and restored trenches in actual places. As close as you can go to Russian border with permission.
Suomussalmi is located approximately 370 miles to NE from Helsinki.
One of the larges fortifications made during II World War.