Accessible Travel

By law, most Finnish institutions must provide ramps, lifts and special toilets for travellers with limited mobility, and all new hotels and restaurants must install disabled facilities. Trains and city buses are also accessible by wheelchair. Some national parks offer accessible nature trails, and Helsinki and other cities have ongoing projects in place designed to maximise access for people with disabilities in all aspects of urban life.

Before leaving home, get in touch with your national support organisation. The website www.finlandforall.fi has a searchable database of accessible attractions, accommodation and restaurants. Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.