Experience The Best Of Nature Near The North Pole

Finland is located in Europe and has Russia, Norway, and Sweden on its sides. Helsinki is the capital of this country. The country contains several lakes in it and surrounds islands that make this country a great summer destination. So you can visit this country to have a pleasurable holiday. The country offers many adventure activities that attract adventure lovers as well. It contains many national parks and resorts to make your vacation enjoyable. Boating, swimming, sailing, fishing, and hopping are popular summer activities. 

An extended holiday plan to visit Finland? Experience luxurious stays while exploring the country. Hotels in Finland offer superb features to the tourists. 

Significant attractions in Finland

Rovaniemi and the Arctic

Rovaniemi and the Arctic are great natural destinations in northern Finland that provide several unforgettable experiences to the tourists. In Rovaniemi, you can view the sun from late May to early August for 24 hours a day, causing the region to never go into darkness. This natural place has many rivers that enable tourists to go swimming, fishing, and canoeing. The location is also famous for hiking and cycling. 

Santa’s holiday homes, arctic city hotel, Haawe Boutique Aparthotel, etc. are the famous hotels in this area. You can avail of many luxurious features in these hotels. The pleasant hotels in Rovaniemi offer enjoyable stays to the tourists. 

Helsinki churches

Helsinki is the capital city of the country and famous for churches. The churches in this city show the advanced architecture of the country. Uspensky Orthodox Cathedral is the most abundant European Orthodox Church that holds a great attraction in the country. The interior of this church is decorated with gold, icons, crosses, etc. it is a famous landmark of the country. 

With the tourist places, the city of Helsinki offers excellent stays to tourists. Some famous hotels in this city are Hotel Finn, Seurahuone Helsinki, Hotel Kamp, Scandic Kaisaniemi, and many more. The hotels in Helsinki features caring staff, terrace view, concierge service, and fitness centers to provide an enjoyable stay for tourists. 

Northern Lights

Finland, which is near to the North Pole, brings a spectacular view of the Northern lights. It is a rare sight of lights in the sky that you must experience once in your life. The Northern lights are prominent during September and March in the North of Arctic Circle if the sky is clear. 

The place includes a wide range of hotels that provide impressive accommodation for tourists. 

The country has several beautiful places such as Santa Claus village, Aland, Levi, Suomenlinna, Turku, Nuuksio National park, Tampere, etc. Finland is an excellent country for holiday destinations and offers many attractive places and activities for visitors to do. 

The country houses thousands of lakes that attract nature lovers to experience wildlife. Finland has Finnish Hockey Hall, Olavinlinna island castle, medieval old town, and many other famous locations to visit. Hotels in Finland offer luxurious stays for tourists to make their trips exceptional.  

Christmas Ski holidays

A beginners guide to skiing in Lapland

As a rule of thumb, the best places to go skiing tend to be in the northern hemisphere. The weather’s colder, the air tends to be a little crisper and there are several iconic mountain ranges such as the Alps and Pyrenees. Some of the less obvious ranges like the Highlands in Scotland also enjoy popularity with hardened skiers, but there is one part of Europe whose reputation is growing.

Beyond the Arctic Circle

advice on Skiing in LaplandIt’s believed that the further north you head, the more likely that the mountains will remain snow-capped before and after winter has passed. This is what has helped to make Lapland, the northernmost part of Scandinavia, so attractive for tourists looking to hit the slopes. If you’ve never been, but fancy something a little different from the Alps, what does it have to offer visitors?

One of the best things about holidaying in Lapland is the fact that, even during December when visitors pour in from all over the world, it’s so peaceful. Being off the beaten track to some degree, it offers anyone staying there a chance to be at peace and cast aside all thoughts of their problems at home by taking in the serene atmosphere.

Pyha perfection

Where to ski in LaplandOne of the jewels in the Lapland crown of skiing is the highly-rated resort of Pyha in Finland. Covered in snow from early December until April, there’s plenty of time to put on your skis here, plus it has won awards for being the best resort of its kind in the whole of Finland, as Inghams’ Senior Product Manager Ian Brittain explains when talking about Pyha’s emergence:

“To celebrate the introduction of the award winning resort of Pyhä (voted Finnish ski resort of the year 2011) to our 2013/14 programme, we’ve decided to launch a Facebook Ski Photo competition to offer a lucky winner and their guest the opportunity to experience the qualities of Lapland for themselves!

“There’s also more second prizes up for grabs, so submit your skiing photos to win some great ski gear! For more information please visit us on Facebook”, he added.

Phya ski map

Santa stays here!

Christmas Ski holidaysAside from being one of the coldest parts of the world, Lapland is also known for being the home of Santa Claus. During late November and December, thousands of people head to northern Scandinavia and visit his grotto, meet the reindeer and take in all that the winter wonderland has to offer.

Lapland is also a great place to see the famed Northern Lights. As the skies tend to be a little clearer in this part of the world, seeing the Aurora Borealis with your own eyes is something that must be experienced at some point in your life.