Western Finland ( Länsi-Suomi) is a region of Finland. In 2010, it was administratively split into Western and Inner Finland ( Länsi- ja Sisä-Suomi), for Tampere and the coast near Vaasa, and Southwestern Finland ( Lounais-Suomi), for the area near Turku.
Western Finland is divided into seven regions.
Rauma (Raumo), beautifully preserved old town which is on the UNESCO world heritage list
Kangasala, home to famously beautiful lakes and ridges
Nokia, the former home of a certain rubber boot company that went high-tech
Närpes (Närpiö), tomato capital of Finland with their own special Swedish dialect
Salamajärvi National Park
Western Finland has Finland's best connectivity after Helsinki.
In addition to a smattering of regional flights,
Tampere is the Finnish hub for low-cost airline Ryanair, while Turku also flights some cheap flights on competitor Wizzair.
Trains between the three major cities of
Turku, Tampere and Helsinki are very frequent.
There is a frequent ferry service from
Stockholm, Sweden to Turku.