Welcome to the country given such a merciless ribbing by Monty Python back in the 70s. Altogether now: ‘Finland, Finland, Finland, the country where I quite want to be. Pony trekking or camping, or just watching TV.’ Fairly damning satire, agreed, but amazingly enough there is other stuff to do besides watching the box or sleeping in a tent, and fortunately we at Original Travel know just where to do it.
The Land of 100,000 Lakes
This is a country dominated by lakes and trees. In fact Finland is home to an amazing 187,888 lakes, and what’s not covered with water is pretty much all forest – 75% to be precise. That’s a staggering proportion to grasp, especially for us Brits who inhabit a country with one of Europe’s smallest woodland percentages.
Winter in Finland
In winter you can add in another factor – snow, and lots of it, and this guaranteed abundance of the white stuff is what primarily attracted us to this beautiful country. Finnish Lapland is a superb place to enjoy Arctic adventures from dog-sledding and snowmobile safaris to snow-shoeing and meeting the native Saami people, many of whom still live a nomadic life criss-crossing the northern borders of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Or you could just watch TV.
Flight time from the UK 2hrs 50 mins
Time Difference GMT +1
Combines well with Northern Norway, Swedish Lapland