Take a (slow) boat into the heart of Lakeland

Before the age of the car, the waterways were the highways of Finland’s lake district, Lakeland.

Lakes have always been an important part of life in central Finland, and exploring from the water is still one of the best ways to experience the heart of the country.

Sail, paddle or row – here’s a guide to help you get into the flow.


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.