What’s going on in Finland?

Spring is coming!

There’s more and more sunlight every day – the polar night is officially over! Yay!

In Finland winter lasts for months. If you want to see snow, reindeer and auroras, make sure you’re heading for Lapland. In southern Finland there’s snow and northern lights only occasionally, and no reindeer whatsoever.

Right now days are getting longer; especially in the North of Finland there’s distinctly more and more sunlight day by day, as the polar night is long gone.

The real spring with flowers blooming and birds singing starts way more early than in the South coast than in Lapland. The contrast is huge especially in April and May: whereas in Lapland there’s still lots of snow and ice, in Southern Finland it’s almost (if not fully) summer!

On the ice of Päijänne National Park

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Kuksa - Crafting the traditional wooden cup

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Snowshoeing in Puijo forest in winter. Photo: Upe Nykänen

Snowshoeing in the city at Kuopio? The answer is Puijo!

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I can not imagine a better way to spend an afternoon in Lapland – a trip to the top of Oratunturi fell

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The Lakes Are Calling

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Starting Vuori-Kalaja trail at Southern Konnevesi National Park

Step into the winter wonderland: a winter walk in Southern Konnevesi National Park

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PLACES

YOU MUST SEE

THESE AMAZING PLACES

Did you know that you can visit Santa’s childood home in Kittilä, Lapland? Or that you can find amazingly beautiful wild forests in Helsinki, the Finnish capital? These places you absolutely must see when visiting Finland!

SEASONS

THERE ARE 8 SEASONS IN FINLAND

and we want you to experience them all

In Finland there are 4 beautiful seasons, each of them having their own distinctive characters. Summer is the time of the midnight sun, when nights are very bright or even sunny. In winter however, daytime is very short and in Lapland the sun does not rise at all for weeks.

Snowshoeing in Puijo forest in winter. Photo: Upe Nykänen
Sleighride at Konttila farm in winter, Puijo, Kuopio, Finland. Photo: Upe Nykänen

EXPERIENCES

EXPERIENCES

that you’ll never forget

In Finland it’s all about the nature – nature is everywhere and we are crazy about it! Wanna see some wild brown bears or amazing northern lights? No problem! Care for a swim in an icy lake? Sure, why not! We also recommend that in summer you travel to North to witness the sun shining bright all night round.

DESTINATIONS

DESTINATIONS

you never thought of

Check out our newest national park Hossa – according to Lonely Planet it is one of the best travel destinations in the world! In Helsinki you’ll find both urban and natural places that will take your breath away. We know you’ll fall in love with our exotic arcipelago, big forests and legendary Lapland.

Snowshoeing in Puijo forest in winter. Photo: Upe Nykänen
Sleighride at Konttila farm in winter, Puijo, Kuopio, Finland. Photo: Upe Nykänen