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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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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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Tampere - friendly and casual

Tampere has the small town feel: the city centre is compact in size, and has a friendly atmosphere.

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Cycling in Saimaa

Finland’s largest lake network surrounds you almost wherever you go and there is no shortage of places to stop off for a break.

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Into the Wild by Bike

Plenty of gradients and the terrain varies from bare rock and undulating sandy ground to ancient spruce forests with tree roots and gravel ridges – perfect for taking it to the max.

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