Water is a very important element for the Finns. Here, not only the homes, but also millions of saunas and cozy cottages are located close to the water. Finns simply enjoy a life by the water and if you look at the map – who wouldn’t in a land mostly made of it? Actually, there are a total of 188 000 lakes in Finland.
The beauty of Lakeland is easily accessible to visitors. Any one of the numerous National parks in the region is a perfect starting point for a great outdoors experience. The parks offer untouched forests, clean lakes combined with modern services. Educate yourself at the information center, then head out for a walk or rent a canoe for a trip on the lakes. Stay over-night in a tent or in a cottage for an experience less urban.
In the summer, Finns retreat to lakeside cottages. Holidays are spent with friends and families away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Boating, canoeing, fishing, barbecuing and the inevitable sauna and swimming are standard things to do while unwinding at the lake.
Images: Featured image Eeva Mäkinen NaturEva Photography Oy ; second image VisitRovaniemi