Land of a thousand Lakes & the midnight sun
“It [discovering Finnish] was like discovering a wine cellar filled with bottles of amazing wine of a kind and flavoUr never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me.” - JRR TOLKEIN
"Happiness - it’s in our nature " say the Finns. Find happiness in the happiest country in the world! Discover this remote and magical Nordic destination of Northern Europe, with stunning natural beauty, with thousands of lakes, forests, and national parks. Experience Finnish culture that is steeped in tradition, with sauna and nature being central to daily life. Marvel at its high standard of living, excellent education system, and innovative technology industry. Experience the rich history and cultural heritage that includes unique cuisine, music, and art while you pick up a few words of Finnish from the locals! Or simply enjoy life's simple pleasures – like clean air, pure water and walking around in the woods to the fullest.
Lapland, Lakeland, Helsinki Region, and the Coast & Archipelago - Finland’s four regions and distinct seasons offer endless things to do and see. Witness the magic of the Northern Lights - get lucky and catch a glimpse of the rare red aurora. Stay energised in the Midnight Sun - in peak summer months, it doesn’t get dark at all and in the south, the sun just dips behind the horizon for a moment before reappearing again. Sweat out the negative and stress in a sauna; with 3 million saunas in a country of 5 million people, sweating it out in a sauna is almost a religion! Leave your worries behind as you sail to a secluded island, visit lighthouses and soak in the peace and sea air.
Looking for more? Meet the real Santa in the Finnish Lapland, in the official Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. Enter a living time capsule as you stroll around picturesque old wooden towns like Käpylä, Vallila, Old Porvoo. Explore unusual architecture, from Helsinki to Lapland, of old wooden churches or Helsinki’s newest design icons, like the Oodi Library, Amos Rex Museum and Löyly Sauna. Stay in warm and cosy log cabins, look up at the starry nights from the comfort of unique glass cabins or tick off living in a snow cabin off your bucket list. Explore the outdoors in long hikes, cross country skiing, skate skiing, snowboarding as you take in the breathtaking vistas. Husky sledding and reindeer rides are fun and memorable ways to explore the Arctic landscape. Go on an icebreaker cruise, snowshoeing, winter swimming, or sledding.