If you are looking to take a trip to a true winter wonderland that has jaw dropping landscapes and is in tune with nature like nowhere else, Finland in the place for you. This gem of Northern Europe and the contrasts between freezing winters, golden summers, endless countryside and buzzing cosmopolitan cities is truly something to behold.
Tourism to Finland is booming, and millions of travellers have now discovered for themselves the magic this country emanates. The extraordinary natural beauty of Finland can be enjoyed in many ways, but undoubtedly one of the most exciting is to take a Husky sled ride. Imagine being whisked across the snow and ice, wrapped up against the elements, and taking in the full grandeur of the landscape.
This same landscape invariably lends itself to a plethora of winter sports including cross country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledging, ice skating and many more. The resorts that cater to these sports are compact, comfortable and have much to appeal to travellers of all ages, whether you want to participate in a winter sport or simply relax and have a coffee while admiring the view.
One of nature’s most colourful spectacles can be seen from Finland, the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. Experiencing the best that mother nature has to offer first hand is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Cosy up and watch the most phenomenal light show on earth in all its spectacular glory.
Every year in Finnish Lapland, a thousand truckloads of snow are used to create the world’s only ice village. Snuggle up in a sleeping bag within an ice hotel, and eat in the ice restaurant and bar. This village is lovingly created from scratch and is truly one of those extraordinary places that you have to see to believe.
There is a new video online that is a veritable montage of everything that this magical wonderland has to offer. It can be seen on the visit Finland website and gives the prospective visitor a taste of everything that there is on offer for the tourist. You see snowmobiles speeding across the glistening ground, the husky rides, a taste of the wildlife, and all under the banner of ‘take me to wonderland’.
There is so much to see and do in Finland that once you have been, you will want to return time and time again. A trip to Finland will create those memories that last a lifetime, so make sure you make the effort to visit this northern Europe wonderland.