Holidays in Finland
Finland above all is a country of magnificent nature and countless lakes. A paradise for aquatic sports fans, hikers and cyclists. In addition, it has fun cities and interesting historical sites. Staying in a bed and breakfast is the perfect way to get to know Finland. You can stay everywhere, in fantastic B&B’s.
Helsinki has a special intimate atmosphere. Here you can take beautiful strolls and cycle along the broad lanes and beautiful parks. A popular attraction in Helsinki
is the town centre with nineteenth-century architecture in classic style, situated around the Senate Square. Here you can also find the beautiful white Helsinki Cathedral. From the market square you can explore the luxury shopping streets, the Esplanade. A must for art lovers: a visit to the National Museum and the Kiasma, a museum for contemporary art.
Culture and history in Finland
One of the most fascinating historical sites of Finland is the thirteenth-century castle of Turku
, nowadays a museum. But everywhere in the South and Western parts of the country you can find traces of the old days, such as old timber churches. Recommendable for art lovers is the partially underground art centre Retretti in Punkaharju
. Up North near Inari, above the Arctic Circle you can visit the Saamen Museo. This is a museum about the culture of the Sami (or Lapp people). And what about a visit to Rovaniemi
, the residence of ‘Joulupukki’, better known as Santa Claus?
Nature in Finland
Finland has tens of thousands of lakes and islands and it is one of the most forestry countries of Europe. In the South are many dense, hilly pine forests, interlaced with lakes. Especially the island regions like the Ålands islands and the Turku
archipelago are beautiful sites to visit. Up North, the nature is very rough and savage. Here you find the largest national park in Finland: The icy Lemmenjoki, named after the river that runs straight through it. In northernmost part of the country you can watch the Northern lights during winter, and in the summer period, from June to mid-July you can see the midnight sun.
Sports and recreation in Finland
It is not surprising that Finland is a water sports paradise. But you can also take beautiful hikes and cycle tours, especially in the South. Here you find many nature reserves such as Seit Seminen near Ikaalinen and Ylöjärvi. This park has the best maintained piece of primary forest of South-Finland. The archipelago in the South-West is a top destination for cyclists. There is a long cycling route, the Archipelago Trail, which leads along towns such as Kaarina, Parainen, Naantali
and Raisio. Beloved winter sports destinations are Kuusamo
. Catching your breath after a day of exertion? Do as the Finnish do, and retire into the sauna
, you can find them everywhere.
Book a bed and breakfast in Finland
Everywhere in Finland you can find gorgeous B&B’s. Stay in a monumental property or on a farm, in a mansion or modern villa. In the countryside or in the middle of town. Each bed and breakfast is unique. Experience it yourself! Find your perfect B&B and book directly, without reservation costs.