LITHUANIA

lithuania

  • Capital: Vilnius
  • Form of government: Republic
  • Area: 65,200 km2
  • Religion: Catholics, Evangelical Lutherans
  • Phone number: +370
  • Languages: Lithuanian, Russian
  • Time difference: 0

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Finnair has daily direct flights from Helsinki to Vilnius. Air Baltic also offers flights via Riga to all Lithuanian airports. Ryanair flies from Tampere to Kaunas. Vilnius is located close to Riga, so it is also easily accessible from Riga Airport.

bussi

Eurolines and Ecolines offer low-cost bus connections from both Tallinn and Riga to Lithuanian cities.

embajada

Embassy of Finland, Vilnius Address: K. Kalinausko st. 24, 2nd floor LT-03107 Vilnius – Tel. +370 5 266 80 10 Email: sanomat.vil@formin.fi – Website: www.finland.lt

  • Lithuania: Travel bulletin from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Traveling in the country is quite safe. Travel insurance and a valid passport or photo ID required. Read more

Lithuania essentials

Kaunas-Castle

Kaunas Castle

Location: Pilies gatv. 17, Kaunas. International airport. Train and bus connection from Vilnius.

This medieval castle, situated on bank of the Nemunas river, is part of the idyllic city atmosphere of Kaunas. Its construction began in the 14th century and about one-third of the original building is still standing. The round tower houses an art gallery.

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Gediminas-Tower

Gediminas’ Tower

Location: Arsenalo gatv. 5, Vilnius

This lovely brick structure is what remains of the Upper Castle, once part of a greater complex situated on one of Vilnius´ hills on the left bank of the Neris river. It is a remarkable historic symbol of Lithuania and the city of Vilnius and it was depicted on the former Lithuanian currency, litas. The tower houses an exposition of archeological findings from the hill and the surrounding areas as well as a museum, where visitors can see medieval armaments and an iconography about Old Vilnius. A funicular railway operates on the castle hill from the riverside.

Aukstaitija

Aukštaitija National Park

Location: About 100 km north of Vilnius. The nearest town is Ignalina, with a train connection from Vilnius.

This national park is famous for its diversity and it covers 405 km². With 126 lakes and old-fashioned villages it is full of wonders for a pedestrian. The most beautiful vantage points include the Ginučiai tower and the Šilinišks crest. The Ignalina Winter Sport Centre within the park offers its services in wintertime.

Uzupis

Užupis

Location: Vilnius

This idyllic neigbourhood lies partly in the Old town of Vilnius. This 148 acres wide district has been inhabited by artists and counterculture people since the Soviet era and in 1997 it declared itself as a quasi-autonomic ”republic” with its own constitution, flag, president and cabinet of ministers – the constitution includes articles such ”A dog has the right to be a dog.” and ”Everyone has the right to love and take care of a cat.”. Notable sights of the district include the the Angel of Užupis and a statue of the archangel Gabriel blowing a trumpet, unveiled in 2002.

Trakai-Castle

Trakai Castle

Location: Trakai. There is a bus connection from Vilnius to Trakai.

This beautiful building is located on one of the 21 islands of Lake Galv. Sometimes referred to as the “Little Marienburg”, this stone castle has stood on its foundation since the 14th century. The castle offers guided tours to explore places like the remarkable Great Chamber and the chapel.

Juodkrante

Juodkrante

Location: Neringa municipality, Klaipeda County. Local transportation info

This seaside resort located on the Curonian Spit is one of the newest Lithuanian attractions. It has approx. 700 permanent residents and it is a tranquil place for a peace-seeking mind. Here a visitor can sun-bathe, take a look around the Hill of Witches open-air sculpture park, kitesurf, paraglide or watch a sizeable cormorant colony to the west of the village. The area also holds an annual fishing festival in July.

Hill-of-crosses

Hill of Crosses

Location: 12 kilometres north from Šiauliai. 

This remarkable pilgrimage site consists of a hill where it is probable that over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes and statues of Saint Mary have been erected. The origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fortresses after the Polish-Lithuanian uprising against the Czar regime in 1831.

A very majestic place, worthy of a visit.

Gruto Parkas

Vichy Aqua Park

Location: Ozo str. 14C, Vilnius

This water park with a Polynesian theme in Vilnius is an all-family attraction.

For holiday makers it offers spa services including e.g. lava saunas, jacuzzis and massage salons. The water park also consists of bars and a restaurant.

Anupriskiu

Tonyresort Entertainment and Leisure Park

Location: Anupriškiu village, Trakai district municipality. Bus connections from Vilnius to Trakai

This recreation and entertainment centre consists of 40 hectares near Gilušis Lake. The complex can accommodate up to 170 guests. In addition to the halls and a restaurant serving local and international food, TonyResort also has 10 rest houses. Activities include a chance to get lucky at the poker table invigorating swamp-hiking, relaxing in the sauna and tennis.

A suitable place for conferences or simple relaxing, right in the heart of the beautiful Lithuanian countryside.

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