Lithuania is a pretty European nation that borders the Baltic Sea. It has a proud history and was for a brief time the largest nation in Europe. These days it is a picturesque country to visit with the lovely capital Vilnius, the beachside resort of Palanga and Aukštaitija National Park being particular highlights.
Finnair serves Vilnius (VNO), which is the ideal place to begin exploring Lithuania. Book your flights to Lithuania with us.
Destinations in Lithuania served by Finnair
Vilnius is an attractive small city with a UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre known as Senamiestis. It is located on the Vilnia river and its small size means that it’s easy for you to get around and explore. You’ll discover that the centre of the city is a collection of castles, palaces and many cathedrals and churches. Highlights are the Crooked Castle, Vilnius Cathedral and Gediminas’s Tower. But Vilnius is also a modern capital city and you can enjoy scores of exciting restaurants and bars and a thriving nightlife scene as well as theatres and opera. You could also treat yourself to a hot air balloon tour, which is a fabulous way to take in the city and its surroundings.
Typical food and drink in Lithuania
Beer is the Lithuanians’ drink of choice and they produce more than 50 types – impressive for such a small nation. Quality is high, and prices are reasonable.
Lithuanian food is typically Northern European with a focus on root vegetables, bread, meat and dairy. But don’t let the humble nature of the fare put you off. There are some excellent local restaurants that make the most of such simple origins.
Practical information about Lithuania
- Currency – Euro (€)
- Time Zones – UTC+02:00
- Tipping – Tipping is not compulsory or expected but is greatly appreciated.
- Electricity – 220 volts or 50Hz.
- Country Code – +370