Where To Go On Holiday In Finland
All year round Finland offers those in search of an activity holiday plenty to choose from, with skiing, snowboarding, sleigh riding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and boating all being possible. Popular areas to visit include the country’s largest ski resort, Levi, in the North of the country, Pyhä-Luosto National Park for its dense forests, and Kuusamo where hanging out by lakes and attempting to spot bears are the order of the day.
Of course for many a trip to Finland is synonymous with a visit to Santa Claus in Lapland, and both children and adult children alike will revel in the abundant reindeer, visiting Santa’s post office, staying in an ice hotel and enjoying exhilarating sleigh rides. You never know, you might even bump into the big man himself.
For others the lure is Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights as they’re more commonly known. If this is your bag then you’ll want to visit between November and April. Inari in Lapland even offers the chance to view the spectacle through glass igloos, and a bed for the night in a snow igloo. If it’s the famed midnight sun you’re after then book a trip for June or July in the north of the country to marvel and bask in the boundless sunshine!
Aside from the great outdoors, Finland also offers up a burst of cosmopolitan life in the form of its capital Helsinki. Based in the south of the country, Helsinki is every inch the European city where culture can be absorbed, great food consumed, shopping enjoyed and your evening spent dancing away. Whilst not the cheapest of holiday destinations, Finland is very accessible from the UK and will not disappoint!