Tucked away deep in the north, Finland works its magic much like you would imagine a mystical land to. The country is a rare specimen where technology and nature have a parallel existence.
The enchanting wilderness, a culture as delightful and warm as the locals, and some spectacular miracles of nature are just a few of the many things to treat yourself to this holiday season.
Here are four reasons that make visiting Finland worthwhile.
1.Quintessential winter wonderland
Contrary to what you would think, winter time in Finland is not only about huddling by the fireplace. The snow-laden slopes in the region are where all the action unravels with activities like skiing, snowmobiling, husky safari and snowboarding being the highlights. You will discover there is no better way to beat the chill than indulging in these high-adrenaline sports.
2. Helsinki Design Week
One of the biggest events in Northern Europe, the Helsinki Design Week is a globally renowned platform that showcases designs spanning various fields such as fashion and architecture. Visit the city in September and you get to be a part of this famous festival. Besides, interactive workshops and exhibitions give you the chance to stay abreast with Helsinki and its culture.
Besides, Finland is celebrating its 100th year anniversary this year and there are lots of things planned for December this year.
3. Saunas and chilly dips
How about experiencing two extreme activities that Finns never seem to get enough of? First being the sauna, an inseparable aspect of the region’s culture and second the exciting icy-water dip. Saunas have even transformed into places for socializing as well. On the other hand, the adrenaline rush that comes with plunging into an icy lake is incomparable and a refreshing way to boost your blood circulation.
4. Au naturel environs
Numerous national parks dot the region, serving as a safe place for a diverse range of flora and fauna. Adding to the breathtaking landscape are meandering rivers, waterfalls, and lakes, which are the ideal places to indulge in water sports. Kayaking, hiking, canoeing, are the popular activities to try out at this destination.
While all these attractions are sure to give you reason enough to visit, you could streamline your trip by making a list of the best places to visit. Head to Lapland to witness the Northern Lights, go back in time in Turku – the oldest city in Finland, get ready for exciting times at the skiing competitions at Rukatunturi, explore the 15th century-old Olavinlinna Castle at Savonlinna, or simply call it a day of pure fun for the whole family at the Angry Birds Theme Park at Lappeenranta. If you wish to enjoy a host of winter activities, the best time to plan your visit is between December and March. However, if you want to explore the outdoors, May to August is the time to visit Finland.On your holiday, don’t be taken aback at the reserved demeanor of locals; they are not big on small talk but are generally warm and helpful.
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