Finland: a paradise for island-hopping

With an archipelago of more than 40,000 islands running along much of its coastline, Finland is an island-hopping paradise in the summertime. Whether you want to travel by ferry, rent a kayak, or cycle with the sea by your side, the slower pace of island-life is like a journey back in time.

We’ve picked 14 different islands and routes along the coast of Finland for you to visit and explore. Try activities like kayaking and bird-watching, eat at the picturesque seaside restaurants or attend some of the great summertime events. Many of the islands can be reached in the winter too. Take your pick or see them all if you can!