Paddle the Thousand Lakes of Finland

Canoeing and kayaking offer a great way to experience the supreme calm of nature. As you glide effortlessly and quietly through the waters, you become part of the landscape. Take your time and really breathe, hear and see your surroundings. No matter where you’re going, you’ve arrived.

For active travellers, there’s no better way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of Finnish Lakeland than paddling across it in a canoe or kayak. In an area that ranks as the largest lake district in Europe, it’s easy to rent the right equipment and find places to stay overnight.

Read on to find out where to go if this is your kind of Lakeland adventure.



The largest Lake District in Europe: In a scarcely populated country there’s enough scenery and shoreline for all, allowing you to easily lose yourself in thought or be inspired by the vast clear lakes, intricately splintered by islands, isthmuses and green spits.