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Yes, it gets cold in Finland in the winter. But that's no reason to stay indoors - just gear up right and make the most of the fresh white season.
Some people prefer winter to summer and reindeer herder Nils-Matti is one of them. Finnish Lapland is immense. It covers an area larger than the whole of Portugal, but the concept of Lapland is even larger. Many tourists think that...
Finland hosts an unbelievable number of music festivals every summer. Pick your favourite, book your ticket and get prepared to celebrate long into the white night.
Cross-country skiing is somewhat of a national sport in Finland. It is extremely good for the body and mind, with beautiful winter scenery serving as an inspiring backdrop.
Believe it or not, swimming in a hole in the ice really does you the world of good. ‘Eek!’ ‘No way!’ ‘You Finns are nuts!’ These tend to be the first unenthusiastic reactions of tourists faced with the prospect of...
Finland is one of the best places on Earth to spot the Northern Lights - they appear on more than 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland.
In Finland, nature’s most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis, can be viewed in a range of purpose-built spaces from glass igloos to luxury suites.
For many, elaborate structures carved out of ice and snow are the stuff of fairy tales and fantasy. In wintertime Finland, fantasy becomes reality.
Christmas is a time for families to make new memories together, yet it is usually over in the blink of an eye. This is where Finland steps in.
A cruise on Arctic Icebreaker Sampo leaves even the most seasoned seafarers awestruck.
When Finland’s waters freeze over, tour skaters grab their blades and head out to the open.
Autumn leaf colour, “ruska”, is a spectacular natural phenomenon in Finland.
Tinja Myllykangas is a young woman who traded city life to a wilderness hut in Lapland. She now runs a sled dog safari business and shares a deep bond with the wild.
Finland is the land of the Midnight Sun. Over two thirds of the world’s people who experience this phenomenon live in Finland.
Christmas lights, St Thomas’ market and warm drinks exude cheering warmth in the perfect Christmas city Helsinki.
Finnish Lapland - its barren, beautiful natural landscape has an irresistible charm.
How often do you fall asleep to the sound of silence? Heat up the lakeside sauna in the summer or get cosy in front of the fireplace in the winter, rest and revitalisation are guaranteed.
Midsummer is a main national holiday in Finland, and is spent either relaxing or celebrating.
In an exclusive interview, the one and only Santa Claus reveals why, for him, Finnish Lapland is and will always be the best place to live.
Finland's second oldest town, full of history and famous for its lovely restaurants and cafes.
Spend the night in a lighthouse to discover genuine peace of mind.
Timeless summer memories from photographer Martti Jämsä´s summer house.
The Midnight Sun – a unique phenomenon best experienced in Finnish Lapland.
Moomin is probably the most known and adored Finnish icon, if not before, then right after Santa Claus.
Finland’s Baltic coast with its tens of thousands of islands is a perfect travel destination for anyone looking for a sailing experience with a difference.
Finnish berries and fruits are packed with sweet flavors and healthy vitamins and flavonoids.
Bengtskär is the tallest lighthouse in the Nordic countries. Paula Wilson, the lighthouse keeper there, explains the magic of the historical building and its surroundings.
Shaped by the Ice Age, the Turku archipelago consists of over 20,000 islands and islets.
Thanks to its natural offerings, Kilpisjärvi is one of the best-known destinations in the North.
Taking advantage of the magical midnight sun, each year tens of thousands of people join some of the world’s largest, oldest and most well-known running and rowing events in Finland.
The round fells of Finland’s main ski area, Lapland, offer varying terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
Activities in wintery Helsinki: top things to do in the snowy capital.
Conveniently accessible by a ferry, and the 20-minute ride gives one an immediate taste of the relaxed pace of life on the island.
Fall in love with the winter wilderness and it could completely change your life. Pasi Ikonen is a prime example of what the pull of Lapland can do. A nine-to-five working week in central London was left far behind when...
Snowmobiling is sort of like riding a motorcycle on snow, and many would argue a lot more fun.
The reindeer is an icon of Finnish Lapland, and sleigh rides are a great way of experiencing the Arctic wilderness.
Snowshoeing is a great way to experience Finland’s wintry wildernesses.
They’re cute and they’re fast; a husky tour is an exquisite way to see the Arctic wilderness in Finland.
Nature is never far in Finland. Visitors can get a feel of real countryside in Helsinki, too, by heading to Viikki nature trails or visiting friendly cows.
The archipelago of Helsinki consists of around 330 islands, providing a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
In Finland, you can find some of the world’s last wilderness regions, where you can experience the untouched nature with its rare wild animals.
Besides the historic town of Porvoo, the area is also home to some of the most beautiful manor houses and ironworks in Finland.
How about hiking in summer, cross-country skiing in winter, gathering berries and mushrooms or simply going for a walk in the woods?
Finland’s largest lake network surrounds you almost wherever you go and there is no shortage of places to stop off for a break.
In Finland, that magical Christmas experience is not just something you see on television.
Winters in Finland are cold, but all you need to do is dress right and enjoy the opportunities the season provides.
On a fine summer day, Finns have an overwhelming urge to get outside and get out of town. During the week, when the sun is warm, they are eating lunch at a sidewalk café, sunning in the park, bicycling home...
Summer ends with an explosion of colour in the forests. This is the season known as ‘ruska’, when the autumnal reds, browns and yellows are especially beautiful on the fells of Lapland. September is also a popular time for trekking...
During January and February, there is almost always snow in northern and eastern Finland. Even if there’s little snow in Helsinki, there’s often up to a metre or more on the slopes in Lapland. The snow season in northern Finland...
Summer is short in Finland and spring is even shorter. In southern Finland there is often snow on the ground at the beginning of April, with a few crocuses poking their heads through the bare patches. In May everything is...
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