Fantastic Finland – The Land Of A Thousand Lakes

Fantastic Finland – The Land Of A Thousand Lakes

Fall In Love With Fantastic Finland

Fantastic Finland

It is easy to fall in love with the tranquility of life in Finland. The friendly, laid back vibe coupled with its spectacular mountain lakes, national parks, and midnight sun make this the perfect destination for any outdoor enthusiast. This Nordic treasure is inspiring, and a perfect destination for travelers who are looking for something just a little different.

Finland has about 188,000 lakes and about 179,500 islands, thus its nickname “Land of the Thousand Lakes”.

Cities are vibrant, and if you are one of those tourists who gets intimidated by not speaking anything other than English, Finland is the country for you!. The majority of people in Finland, specially in larger cities like Helsinki, speak perfect English.

As much as we enjoy the cities in Finland,  the Finnish wonderland is what calls you. With more trees than people, nature is the way of life. This all season destination has something to offer everyone.

If you are on the fence about visiting, take a look at some of the things Finland has to offer. You will be booking your ticket in no time.

Winter

Fantastic FinlandFinland is known for having the best winter activities, and the best reputation for spotting the Aurora Borealis. Known as the Northern Lights, this exciting light show can be viewed on up to 200 nights per year. Best spotted in Lapland, this experience is one of a kind.

There are a variety of accommodations available to ensure that you don’t get stuck in the cold. From glass front tree houses to glasstop igloos, there is no more romantic way to spend the night.

Finland definitely gets cold…but that is no reason to avoid the winter time.

Add an extra layer or two and hit the slopes for a variety of winter sports. In fact, the long hours of daylight in March and April mean that you can actually spend up to 18 hours on the fresh powder.

Lapland ski season runs from November through May.

Spring

Snow is still present in the beginning of spring, making it one of the shorter Finnish seasons.

Lapland ski slopes will be open throughout the spring months, but the versatile climate to the south means there is new growth as the temperatures begin to climb.

There are huge bursts of green as the sounds of singing birds signal it’s time to get outdoors. This is the season of festivals, and as the days get longer, so do the celebrations. For a more private retreat, rent a cottage by the lake.

The water will still be too cold for swimming, but after a stay in the sauna (something the Finns are famous for), you might be willing to take a quick dip.

Summer

Get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Life seems to slow down just a bit, as the Finns have learned to savor the sweet sounds of summertime.

For three months, this is the perfect time to enjoy swimming, biking, hiking, and a slower pace of life. With 24 hours of sunlight in the north, and only moments of twilight in the south, there will always be plenty of time for work.

This endless summer is how Finland became known as the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Fall

As the days become shorter, the explosion of outdoor colors will amaze you. Fall is the most popular time to hike, as you wind through the beauty of nature with a backdrop of stunning reds, oranges, and yellows.

This is also high season for fishing, find a rustic cabin near the lake and take a chance on catching your own dinner.

We hope you love Fantastic Finland as much as we do.

 

 

1 Comment
  • August 15, 2017

    What a great article on Finland. I am.planning on taking my family next year. Thanks

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