Lakeland

Charming accommodation, cafés and more in Lakeland

Take a tour of some of the best places to eat, drink and sleep around the lakes at the heart of Finland: Lakeland.

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The Euphoria of Ice Swimming

Thousands of Finns are passionate ice swimmers. However, it would be hard to find anyone more into the cold depths than Johanna Nordblad from Helsinki. What started as a form of pain relief quickly progressed into daring unassisted dives under the ice. The former downhill mountain biker assures us …

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Finland - a boating paradise for kids

Sailing and boating are both very much family activities in Finland. Especially during the holiday season, most Finnish boats carry crews of eager youngsters. Here are the six top reasons why you should bring your children too!

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Lakeland

Finnish Lakeland is a great blue labyrinth of lakes, islands, rivers and canals, interspersed with forests and ridges, stretching for hundreds of kilometres in a placid and staggeringly beautiful expanse. It is the largest lake district in Europe. And, we might argue, the most beautiful.

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Helsinki and Lakeland Routes – take a roadtrip to the heart of Finland

Experience Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland through a road trip you will never forget.

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Land of a Thousand lakes

The forested landscape is dotted with patches of water so numerous they have earned Finland the nickname “the land of the thousand lakes”.

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Take a (slow) boat into the heart of Finland

Before the age of the car, the waterways were the highways of the Lakeland. Still today, the best way to enjoy and explore these parts of Finland is from a boat.

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Paddle the Thousand Lakes of Finland

Finland has the largest lake and the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe - perfect for combining water activities and nature.

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Kuopio – a Lakeland harbour town

Kuopio - home to the world's biggest smoke sauna and some magnificent Lakeland views.

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Charming accommodation, cafés and more in Lakeland The Euphoria of Ice Swimming Finland - a boating paradise for kids Lakeland Helsinki and Lakeland Routes – take a roadtrip to the heart of Finland Land of a Thousand lakes Take a (slow) boat into the heart of Finland Paddle the Thousand Lakes of Finland Kuopio – a Lakeland harbour town