Finland’s untouched environment is filled with forests and lakes, which has given it the nickname “Land of Thousand Lakes”. These natural wonders provide a backdrop for many outdoor activities throughout the year.
Finland turns into a snowy paradise in the winter months. Skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are just a few of the activities that attract outdoor enthusiasts to the Finnish winter landscapes. The region of Lapland is especially known for winter sports and especially for the opportunity to see the northern lights.
When winter arrives and the lakes freeze, skating and ice skating become popular hobbies all over Finland. When I was young, I spent the winters not only skating on the ice but also skiing. The forests have also been absolutely my favorite part of Finland all year round.
Finland’s “Jokamiehenoikeus” gives the freedom to pick berries, mushrooms and wild flowers from public areas. My own childhood in a small town was mostly spent picking berries. Blueberries, lingonberries and cloudberries often ended up in our dishes as well, bringing flavor to them.
The combination of Finnish nature and culture creates a unique destination for those who seek a deeper connection with the outdoors and appreciate the wonders of nature. Finland’s landscapes and seasonal phenomena attract travelers and nature lovers from around the world, making it a must-see destination for anyone who wants to explore the wonders of nature.