• Helsinki and Lakeland Routes

    Finland is often called the Land of Thousand Lakes and quite rightly so. There are actually nearly 200,000 of lakes in the country. If you are interested in experiencing the beauty of Finnish Lakeland, why not rent a car and explore these magical views by routes especially designed for a memorable holiday.

  • The most popular sight in Savonlinna is the medieval Olavinlinna Castle – perfect destination for a Culture Lover interested in history and exciting cultural events and sights.

  • Maybe you have already heard of Restaurant Day? On that day anyone can set up a restaurant, anywhere. This means ordinary people get to play chefs for a change. Fun and tasty event for those who are hungry for culture while on the road.

  • Route for Sauna Lovers offers an insight to a Finnish way of life. Sauna is such a big part of Finnish culture it can’t be compared to anything else.

  • Throw some water to the stones and relax. Have a couple of drinks and enjoy the blissful post-sauna feeling of having cleaned both your body and your mind.

  • Särkänniemi adventure park is the number one destination for families when in Tampere. 34 rides, world’s first Angry Birds land, dolphinarium, aquarium and planetarium guarantee fun for the whole day!

  • Enjoying the nature and silence with the whole family offers a perfect balance after visiting the amusement parks and zoos.

  • Nature Lovers get ready for an adventure! Finland has 37 national parks and anyone may wander freely inside them. You can go biking, hiking, fishing or paddling and maybe stay in a Bed & Breakfast on a farm.

  • Breathtaking views and absolute silence. Lakeland’s true beauty will charm you.

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Helsinki and Lakeland Routes

Experience Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland through a road trip you will never forget.

Pick up a map and a mixtape and you are ready to go! You can choose from four new trips that all have different themes. All the routes were designed in association with travel agencies from the cities of Helsinki, Kouvola, Mikkeli, Jyväskylä and Tampere to help you plan and enjoy a fascinating and memorable holiday.

ROUTE FOR CULTURE LOVERS

As the name of the route already reveals, this tour is meant for travelers who are interested in life style, culture, history and exciting cultural events and sights. The route for Culture Lovers is approximately 1300 km long and travels through Helsinki to Finnish Lakeland. It includes the regions of Kouvola, Mikkeli, Savonlinna, Jyväskylä and Tampere regions.

If you value high-quality, authenticity, uniqueness, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and delicious local food, this trip is a perfect fit for you. The best way to follow the route is by car – your own or a rental one – but cycling, for example, is also an option. The selected locations can also be visited by public transportation.

ROUTE FOR SAUNA LOVERS

The wildest of Finnish saunas from Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland area have all been gathered along this route – specifically made for sauna lovers. Some of the saunas are public, some are private. Some of them are tributes to traditions whereas some of them are showcasing the newest designs. The Sauna Lovers tour is approximately 1200 kilometers long.

Sauna is such a big part of Finnish culture it can’t be compared to anything else. Did you know, for instance, that sauna is the only Finnish word that has been internationally accepted in other languages?

ROUTE FOR NATURE LOVERS

Is nature close to you heart? Do you love wandering around the forest, fishing or canoeing? This tour is meant for all those interested in the pure, clean nature Finland has to offer. The tour has some amazing locations, national parks and all kind of outdoor activities to choose from.

Throughout the Finnish history, nature has been peoples’ caretaker, provider of wealth, place to calm and relax, and to exercise. The  Nature Lovers route encompasses all of this with a length of approximately 1300-1500 km.

ROUTE FOR FAMILIES

Because of the beautiful nature, safety and wide range of services, the Family tour of Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland is a dream destination for those who travel with children. There’s not a single dreary moment while traveling on this route which includes amusement parks, exquisite locations, camp life, family-friendly hotels, zoos and restaurants. You can even travel in a steam ship or take a paddling excursion – the choices are abundant and satisfaction guaranteed.

Silence, Please

In the rush and crush of modern life, the rarities are what we value most, such as space, quiet and time. The space to breathe, a time to dream… you can find these treasures in Finland, where the lakes are many and the people are few.

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