Many studies show that a safe vacation in nature and sustainable travel are among the biggest travel trends for 2021. More and more people want to be able to retreat on vacation and avoid large crowds. At the same time, a cautious approach to the environment is also coming more into focus. As a travel destination, Finland meets these changing demands in many ways. Here are the 5 ultimate reasons to travel to Finland.
For those seeking ultimate relaxation: Your own vacation home with sauna in Lakeland There is no scenery more Finnish than a summer cottage by the lake surrounded by emerald green forest. There are almost half a million of cottages in Finland. Most of them are located by one of the 188,000 lakes in Lakeland region, which attracts with over 188,000 lakes. Simplicity is the secret most of these Finnish wooden cottages, which provides the Finnish way to calm down.
For art lovers: Island hopping to Helsinki Biennale 2021
Finland's sustainable capital is an arts and culture mecca for designers, artists and retailers. The Helsinki Design District is a vibrant creative hub in the heart of the city, with more than 200 design stores and workshops, museums, galleries and cafés. Its prominence is a testament to the vital role design plays in Finnish everyday life. A special highlight for many art lovers is the Helsinki Biennale, an international art event showcasing outstanding contemporary art on the one of the 300 hundreds islands in front of Helsinki. The unique sustainable event will be held on Vallisaari Island from June 12 to September 26, 2021. Admission is free of charge.
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For outdoor enthusiasts: Hiking in the last willderness of Europe
Did you know that it’s easier to spot a reindeer than a human in Lapland, since so few people live in Lapland but 200 000 reindeers! With Lapland, travelers discover a magical place full of contrasts as well as a tangible change of the different seasons. While Finland's northernmost region is a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts in winter and spring with snow-covered fells, in the summer season it attracts visitors with long days thanks to the phenomenon of the midnight sun.
For sea lovers: Island hopping in the world's largest archipelago
Did you know that the largest archipelago in the world lies off the coast of Finland? There are historic lighthouses, historcial manors and beautiful old towns and cities to explore. The relaxed lifestyle of the islanders and the distinct maritime culture are the main features of this area. The Finnish Archipelago Sea has 50,000 islands, the most in the world.
For the responsible traveler: Lahti - The Green capital of Europe
The city of Lahti is located about 100 kilometres northeast of Helsinki on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi. It is also the gateway to Lake Päijänne, Finland's second largest lake and the center of Päijänne National Park. With a wide range of tours and breathtaking surroundings, the region is ideal for active travelers. However, Lahti is best known as as a city of sports and it has already hosted seven FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, but now its als pioneering city for sustainable solutions and is considered the "European Green Capital 2021 by the European Commission.
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