Ireland remains a popular tourist location with 7.6 million overseas tourist visits in 2014. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors within the Irish economy, which is estimated to be worth almost €4 billion each year.
The number of people travelling to Ireland from across the Nordic region has increased hugely in recent years. Direct access from Helsinki Vantaa Airport has improved recently with Finnair announcing 6 flights per week starting at the end of March 2015. This is in addition to twice weekly flights with Norwegian Air from April to October each year.
Ireland's main tourist attractions include its rich cultural heritage, scenery, friendly people and relaxed way of life. It is also a popular location for sporting enthusiasts with numerous golf courses in addition to fishing, cycling, riding, water sports and other activities.
The following links can provide you with more information on Ireland as a tourist destination:
If you want to learn more about Ireland, you can read Ireland in Brief.
To get in the mood for planning your holiday, here's a taste of The Wild Atlantic Way.