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! In the summer these Finnish hideouts are an oasis of relaxation, sauna and swimming. The winter brings its own unique activities 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.

There is a reason why on average every fifth household in Finland has some kind of a cottage. There you can really have it all. Relax, breathe in the peace and silence and enjoy the company of family or friends. On the other hand you can fill in a sunny winter’s day with laughter of tumbling in the snow and doing different sports. The best thing is that you can adjust the winter activities to suit the age and interest of those traveling with you.

Organize your own day trips in the local area, across the frozen lake on skis or snowshoes. For more speed and adventure go on an organized snowmobile tour or a husky safari suitable for the whole family. End the day in the relaxing heat of the sauna with the northern lights blazing outside.


Depending on location, winter in Finland begins in November and can last up to five months, with temperatures ranging from a balmy zero to a lung-freezing minus 35.