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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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Meet Angela - The Aurora Dreamer

Angela from China fell in love with the Northern Lights when she was a little girl. Now she works in one of the best places in the world to experience this amazing natural phenomenon - a glass igloo village in Finnish Lapland.

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Wintertime magic of Porvoo

Old Porvoo is one of Finland’s most idyllic districts. The cobbled streets are lined with old, doll-house-like houses and on top of the hill a white stone church looks over the river valley. Wonderful in the summer, magical during wintertime. Only one hour East of Helsinki.

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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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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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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.

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An Unforgettable Family Christmas Polar Night Magic – winter’s many faces Countryside magic in a Finnish winter cottage Daredevil winter sports in Finland Meet Angela - The Aurora Dreamer Wintertime magic of Porvoo 5-step retreat by Angry Birds Winter At the Top with the Snowmobile man