Step into the Finnish countryside
In a country where people move en masse to the countryside in the summer and where forest coverage is 75%, it’s no wonder ecological tourism has taken off so rapidly and steadily. Old farms are opening their doors to visitors from all over the world and their organic food can be gobbled or just nibbled while watching sheep pasturing in a green meadow.
The journey through quintessential Finland will take the ecological traveller horseback-riding, canoeing, gardening, or to a farm kitchen to bake bread using organic ingredients. The great old ancestral farm or the countryside inn might be a train or a car ride away but only a click-away from reservation. Hosts are often willing to collect the visitor from the bus or train station.
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Full of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West.