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5-step retreat by Angry Birds

We all have problem pigs in our lives, nasty little things that make us angry, tired or stressed out. But no problem, here’s a perfect retreat. The Finnish winter calms down even the world’s angriest birds, so it will surely work for you too.

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Spring

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. Of all the seasons, spring is definitely the most versatile depending which part of Finland you are visiting. In the North it is still possible to go skiing where as South is getting warmer and warmer.

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Winter

Winter in Finland is cold and dark, but all the white snow makes it extremely beautiful. As snow envelopes the country into a magical place Finns have thought of plenty of activities to fill the time: from downhill or cross-country skiing to dogsled or skimobile safaris, from ice-skating or ice-fishing to downright crazy ice-swimming, the choice is endless – and fun!

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Autumn

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 in northern Finland.

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Summer

Because of the long, cold winter Finns celebrate their summer very passionately. Some go to music festivals, others are sailing among the coastal islands or enjoying slow life at their summer cottages. For three brief - but oh, so sweet! - months, the temperatures soar high and the sun does not set at all.

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At the Top with the Snowmobile man

Take a look at the geographical shape of Finland and you’ll see why people call her “The Finnish Maiden”. At the tip of her thumb is the only part of the country where peaks rise 1,000 metres above sea level. Nestled in those peaks you will find a tiny village called Kilpisjärvi, home to roughly a hundred year-round residents. One of them is 25-year-old snowmobile guide Jussi Rauhala.

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Surfing Finn Style

Finland may be a long way from Hawaii but the surf's up in this Nordic country.

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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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