Lakeland - the heart of Finnish identity

Taking a trip to Lakeland is like taking a trip into the heart of Finnish identity. One of the most important birthplaces of the Finnish identity are the deep green forests, the rolling hills and the glittering lakes that cover most of central Finland.

The green forests and the blue lakes became synonymous with the Finnish national landscape during the golden era of Finnish art. Painters such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Eero Järnefelt and photographers like I. K. Inha travelled, with great effort, throughout the country and etched those landscapes into the national consciousness. Today the beauty of Lakeland is easily accessible to visitors. Any one of the numerous National parks in the region is a perfect starting point for a great outdoors experience.  The parks offer untouched forests, clean lakes combined with modern services. Educate yourself at the information center, then head out for a walk or rent a canoe for a trip on the lakes. Stay over-night in a tent or in a cottage for an experience less urban.

Lakeland

The largest Lake District in Europe: In a scarcely populated country there’s enough scenery and shoreline for all, allowing you to easily lose yourself in thought or be inspired by the vast clear lakes, intricately splintered by islands, isthmuses and green spits.

Lakeland