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Finland - a boating paradise for kids

Sailing and boating are both very much family activities in Finland. Especially during the holiday season, most Finnish boats carry crews of eager youngsters. Here are the six top reasons why you should bring your children too!

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Lakeland

Finnish Lakeland is a great blue labyrinth of lakes, islands, rivers and canals, interspersed with forests and ridges, stretching for hundreds of kilometres in a placid and staggeringly beautiful expanse. It is the largest lake district in Europe. And, we might argue, the most beautiful.

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Helsinki and Lakeland Routes

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

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Take a (slow) boat into the heart of Finland

Before the age of the car, the waterways were the highways of the Lakeland. Still today, the best way to enjoy and explore these parts of Finland is from a boat.

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Lakeland - the heart of Finnish identity

Taking a trip to Lakeland is like taking a trip into the heart of Finnish identity.

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Paddle the Grand Lake Saimaa

Finland’s largest lake and the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe - perfect for paddling for a day or two.

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Kuopio – a Lakeland harbour town

Kuopio - home to the world's biggest smoke sauna and some magnificent Lakeland views.

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Sense of Finland

A mesmerizing summer vision made by one of the most acclaimed photographers in Finland.

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Meet Ari - the Steamboat Captain

Finland’s lake district is a dream destination for sailors. Ari Juva has been sailing his own steamboat on Lake Saimaa for decades.

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Finland - a boating paradise for kids Lakeland Helsinki and Lakeland Routes Take a (slow) boat into the heart of Finland Lakeland - the heart of Finnish identity Paddle the Grand Lake Saimaa Kuopio – a Lakeland harbour town Sense of Finland Meet Ari - the Steamboat Captain