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7 'Must Experience' Ski Resorts in Finland

There are over one hundred ski resorts in Finland. That’s quite a high number for a country that has no mountains. Instead of mountains, there are a great deal of hills, which are covered with snow for about 200 days a year.

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Finnish Christmas Markets

Winter is a magical time to visit Finland and the traditional Christmas markets make this time of year especially festive.

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Meet Yuichi – the master of polar night

Even though many people associate the aurora with cold and snowy winter scenery, the most active seasons are actually autumn and spring when the earth’s orientation towards the sun maximises the probability of solar flares interacting with the planet’s magnetic field to generate this phenomenon.

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Autumn and Spring – the Best Aurora Seasons

Even though many people associate the aurora with cold and snowy winter scenery, the most active seasons are actually autumn and spring when the earth’s orientation towards the sun maximises the probability of solar flares interacting with the planet’s magnetic field to generate this phenomenon.

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An Unforgettable Family Christmas

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.

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Polar Night Magic – winter’s many faces

Winter in Finland is a magical season. Follow our 10-step guide through the darkest winter months all the way until the first rays of spring sun.

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Countryside magic in a Finnish winter cottage

To truly experience Finland, you have to get out of the city. That is why Finns head to their cottages both winter and summer, and so should you! The winter brings its own unique activities to cottage life such as skiing, ice-swimming, sledding - all in the beautiful background of a blanket of snow and ice as far as the eye can see.

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Daredevil winter sports in Finland

Finland is perhaps best known for the Aurora Borealis, but the country has a lot more to offer than this celestial light show, especially for sporting daredevils. With its frozen waters and deep snow, you need look no further than this beautiful country to fulfil your winter sports’ needs.

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7 'Must Experience' Ski Resorts in Finland Finnish Christmas Markets Meet Yuichi – the master of polar night Autumn and Spring – the Best Aurora Seasons 100 Days of Polar Night Magic An Unforgettable Family Christmas Polar Night Magic – winter’s many faces Countryside magic in a Finnish winter cottage Daredevil winter sports in Finland