THE GREAT FOUR
Finland is a vast country with a “tip to toe” length of over 1000 kilometers. Landscape and weather conditions differ greatly between northern and southern Finland. We have divided Finland into four distinctive regions that make it easier to understand what our country is all about.
In Finnish folklore, an element of mystery is associated with Lapland, the country’s northernmost province. Lapland is the home of the one and only Santa Claus, around-the-clock sunlight in the summer and almost guaranteed Northern Lights every night of the winter. Experience the spirituality of Lapland and you will never be the same.
One of the most important birthplaces of the Finnish identity are in Lakeland, where the glittering lakes cover most of central Finland. The lakes are synonymous to peaceful summer days spent at a cottage relaxing by the water, swimming, paddling, rowing or fishing.
Finnish coastline is long and the archipelago off it one of the world’s largest. The area is best explored by bike, foot or boat of some sort – be it a sailing boat or a kayak. Island-hopping with camping is a great way to experience the area, as is staying in small seaside B&B’s and hostels in old wooden towns like Rauma or Hanko.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is situated by the Baltic Sea with a 100-kilometre-long shoreline and around 300 islands. The compact, vibrant city is both highly cultural and incredibly relaxing, with beautiful nature so close it offers many great possibilities for various outdoor activities.
Row the boat
Paddling together with camping is a great way to visit the lakes. The Linnasaari National Park is a great option if you are planning a canoe or rowing trip – they also hire out kayaks and boats.
so much more than just plain sailing
If the Finnish archipelago and long Baltic coast make you think about beautiful summer days filled with sailing and boating, you are definitely on the right track. But the Finnish coast invites you for many great experiences throughout the year…
the different faces of helsinki
As the snow falls, the charming summery Helsinki turns into something completely different – a city where great action can take place! The possibilities for summer and winter activities in Helsinki are endless.