There’s no need to hide in any sort of “closet” in Finland
This is a country where people send postcards adorned with stamps depicting gay erotica and participate in numerous rainbow-covered activities throughout the year. If you visit Finland, you might even find famous erotic artist Tom of Finland’s hunky imagery on your Finlayson hotel bed linens!
Pride festivals have become a permanent part of the summer party scenes in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku, as well as in many other cities in Finland. Check if your travel dates coincide with a parade or a festivals’ weeklong program of activities. At these celebrations, all are welcome. Visit one to participate in an array of activities, from meditation to open mics, poetry to barn-dance.
Finland’s friendly, liberal atmosphere makes it a great travel destination for the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to this info on pride festivals, check out the travel tips at GayTravelFinland.