In the rush and crush of modern life, the rarities are what we value most, such as space, quiet and time.
To be truly free, all you need is the untouched wilderness and a touch of madness in your blood.
Contrast is the main ingredient in Finnish cultural life, probably because everything looks and sounds different from our northern perspective.
How often do you fall asleep to the sound of silence or do your morning routines in a lakeside cottage listening to birds twittering? Spending your summer days in a cottage near water is like taking a crash course into Finnish mentality – nothing calms and relaxes the Finns like days spent at their summer cabin.
skiing and snowboarding
Or why not hit the slopes? There are numerous ski resorts in Finland with both challenging areas for the more experienced and gentle slopes for beginners.
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.