Fell landscape in Lapland
Photo: Markus Kiili, Visit Finland
Historic ironworks in Strömfors
Photo: Julia Kivelä, Visit Finland
Shelter in Hossa
Photo: George Turner, Visit Finland
Slow Down – deceleration in Finland
Stress doesn't stand a chance in Finland. Between endless green forests and more than 180,000 crystal-clear lakes, body and soul find the rest they deserve. Do as the Finns do and spend your holiday time in a summer house. Discover wild animals on your expeditions through unspoilt nature, indulge in regional specialities and feel the cleansing effect of the Finnish sauna!
Where do you want to go?
To the land of a thousand lakes?
The region in south-eastern Finland offers plenty of leisure opportunities between lakes, rivers, islands and forests. Would you like to visit a lake sauna? Do you prefer an extended cycle tour along the shoreline? Of course you can also just come for swimming, fishing and boating: The Finnish Lakeland is a unique destination.
Where the land touches the sea?
The largest archipelago in the world stretches off the Finnish coastline. The rugged maritime landscape contrasts well with the lively coastal towns and the relaxed way of life of the archipelago's inhabitants. Of course, a visit to a lighthouse is a must on a tour along the coast!
To the far north?
The almost untouched nature of Lapland enchants outdoor sportsmen and nature lovers alike. During the summer months, the wide fell landscape is bathed in soft sunlight around the clock – the best conditions for exploring one of Europe's most lonely regions up close.
This region is the reason why Finland proudly bears the nickname "Land of a Thousand Lakes". A huge labyrinth of lakes, rivers, islands and canals stretches across the entire southeast of the country. In between there are towns worth seeing such as Tampere, Kuopio, Joensuu and Savonlinna.
Finnish Lapland is one of the loneliest regions in Europe: less than two inhabitants live there on one square kilometre. During the summer months, the country is immersed almost continuously in the light of the midnight sun.
Travelling to Finland
The national airline Finnair offers you the best connections to the land of a thousand lakes. Several times a day you fly from Berlin, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Munich to Helsinki. Once arrived, you have connection to 15 other destinations in Finland.
A holiday in Finland is your ticket to the outdoors. The contrasting country in northern Europe gets under your skin – when you lean against the sea breeze on wind-tanned coasts, feel the silence in endless forests, dive into the cool water of a crystal-clear lake and follow the tracks of wild animals in the fell.
Hiking in a finnish forest
Photo: Visit Finland
Off to the wilderness
Winding paths lead hikers through the lonely countryside of Finland.
You will discover the densely wooded south with its many lakes and campfire sites. Deep gorges and quiet river valleys are also on your way.
Or you can visit the rugged and wind-tanned landscape in the lonely north. There you can hike for days without meeting other people.
Cycling in Finnish Lakeland
Photo: Juho Kuva, Visit Finland
Finland on two wheels
On two wheels you can see much more of the wonderful landscape than on foot.
Some of the best known and most frequented cycle routes cross the Finnish Lakeland.
Mountain bikers feel at home in Syöte National Park. Finland's southernmost fell region offers many scenic trails and is home to the country's biggest MTB event.
Kayaking in Saimaa
Photo: Mikko Nikkinen, Visit Finland
A labyrinth of waterways
The enchanting coastline of the Finnish Archipelago, the labyrinth of lakes, rivers and canals in the Lakeland: Finland is ideal for water sports enthusiasts by canoe or kayak.
Whether you start with your own equipment or have never been on the water before – you'll be infected by this attitude to life right away!
National Parks in Finland
Finland is ideal for extended discovery tours: between the Archipelago in the southwest, the countless lakes in the south and the Fjell landscape in the north there are about 40 national parks.
Lapland Hotels offers a wide range of accommodation from classic hotel rooms to apartments of different sizes. As the name suggests, you will find many hotels of the well-known chain in Lapland, for example in Levi, Ylläs, Rovaniemi, Pallas and Luosto. Lapland Hotels have also made a name for themselves in the Finnish cities of Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu and Kuopio.