Latvia is a small and welcoming nation located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Its capital Riga is a lovely town that has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Despite its small size, you will be happy to find that the nation has over 500 km of coastline with some lovely beaches. More than half the country is covered in forest and is rich with native wildlife.
Finnair serves Riga (RIX), which is the perfect entry point to the country. Book your flights to Latvia with us and begin your discovery of this delightful country.
Destinations in Latvia served by Finnair
The city of Riga is a picturesque treat for the history-loving visitor, with a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town that has a marvellous art deco style. The city is located on the Daugava River where it meets the sea at the Gulf of Riga. Head to St. Peter’s Church in Riga’s Old Town for a fabulous view of the city.
Typical food and drink in Latvia
Latvia has a healthy cuisine based on locally-grown crops. Pork and seafood are the most popular meats, and hardy vegetables and cereals such as potatoes, beetroot, oats, rye and wheat are staples. Try the rich and dense black bread that is commonly served with many dishes. Latvians also love sweets and particularly chocolate, and Latvian chocolate is delicious.
Practical information about Latvia
- Currency – Euro (€)
- Time Zones – UTC+02:00
- Tipping – Tipping is not compulsory or expected but is greatly appreciated.
- Electricity – 220 volts or 50 Hz.
- Country Code – +371
- Travel Tip – Latvia is warmest and most easily explored in the summer months from June to September.