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Saimaa Lake, Finland

Finland

Arctic adventure meets lakeland beauty

Finland tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Vibrant, design-conscious Finland is one of Northern Europe’s true gems, a year-round destination full of mountains, lakes and forests where a well-stoked sauna is the cure to all ills. Our collection of Finland holidays cover both winter and summer so, whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure under the Midnight Sun or an action-packed break under the Northern Lights, our specialists can tailor-make you the perfect trip.

Winter holidays to Finland

Winter has a particularly special charm here.The locals barely take their skis off for months though they’re far from the only method of scooting across the snow.

Places such as Harriniva offer a range of activities designed to take you into the heart of Finland’s winter wonderland: snowmobiles, dogsleds, reindeer and snowshoes are all there for the taking. And, although you’re high in the Arctic Circle, this wilderness hotel comes with homely comforts including a spa and outdoor hot tubs. For a touch of the unique, look to likes of Levi’s glass igloos, which come with panoramic views of the Lappish landscape and private displays of the Northern Lights in the skies overhead, while wilderness lodges abound at Muotkan Maja and remote Nellim.

Summer holidays to Finland

In summer, the capital Helsinki comes to life; its Art Nouveau buildings, lively bars and abundant cafes provide a cosmopolitan springboard to Finnish Lakeland around four hours drive away. Further north still, the country’s central region offers a combination of wilderness, wildlife and welcoming people. Kuhmo, in the east, is gateway to vast forests that are still home to lynx, wolves and around 1,000 brown bears. And, towards the Russian border, several hiking routes, including the UKK trail – Finland’s longest marked trek – provide further ways to explore.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
3 hours

Time zone
GMT +2

Currency
Euro (€) = 100 cents

Language
Finnish

Travel advice
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Stockholm, Sweden

No-fly Scandinavia on Celebrity Apex

13-day luxury no-fly cruise from £2,880 pp

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Skipping the airport, this cruise pairs the many luxuries of Celebrity Apex with the charming old towns and fascinating history of Scandinavia.

Top itineraries in Finland

Saimaa lake, Finland

Best of Finnish Lakeland

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,720 pp incl. flights

A popular summertime destination with Finns, Saimaa is defined by a broad system of waterways that's earned it the name 'Land of a Thousand Lakes'. This curated road trip is the perfect introduction.

Northern Lights, Nellim Wilderness Hotel, Lapland, Finland

Northern Lights at Nellim

4-day tailor-made break from £1,810 pp

All Northern Lights enthusiasts should have their sights set on Lapland and this four-day trip gives you every opportunity to view the celestial spectacle.

Levi Igloo, Utsuvaara, Finnish Lapland

Finland's Glass Igloos & Northern Lights

5-day tailor-made winter holiday from £1,860 pp

This winter break includes a memorable stay in a glass igloo in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Watch as the Northern Lights swirl above your heated, glass-domed roof before swapping over to the cosy and characterful Hotel Ylläshumina for three days of Arctic-circle adventure.

Wilderness Hotel Inari, Finnish Lapland

Winter adventure at Wilderness Hotel Inari

4-day tailor-made break from £1,890 pp

Travel deep in the frozen wilds of Finnish Lapland for included winter adventures, Northern Lights viewing and the best in traditional Lappish dining at Wilderness Hotel Inari.

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Top places to stay in Finland

Riverside cabin, Hotel Harriniva

Hotel Harriniva, Muonio

Traditional lodge

An ideal setting for a winter getaway, Harriniva is found on the banks of the picturesque Muonio River, winding through the Finnish Lapland and banked by rich emerald forests

Snow Village, Lainio, Lapland, Finland

Snow Village, Lainio

Contemporary ski chalet

The snow Village consists of a snow hotel, ice restaurant, ice cocktail bar, chapel and galleries of spectacular snow and ice art to explore.

Bear Cave Suite, Iso-Syote

Hotel Iso-Syote

Traditional hotel

A hilltop retreat set amid the breathtaking Lappish countryside and surrounded by forests, hills, lakes and rivers, this is one of the finest destination hotels in Finland's Arctic north.

Levi Igloo, Utsuvaara, Finnish Lapland

Levi Iglut, Finnish Lapland

Small & intimate hotel

Surrounded by stunning arctic scenery, these secluded igloos offer first-class viewing of the Northern Lights amidst the spectacular surrounding wilderness

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Where to go in Finland

Winter in Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland

Covering an area the size of Portugal, Finnish Lapland is a vast area of wilderness, home to Sami reindeer herders and brown bears. A landscape of legendary tales and the dazzling beauty of the Midnight Sun, it's perfect for all the family, romantic breaks and holidays with friends.

Eastern Finland

Finland is often referred to as 'the land of a thousand lakes', though in reality this number is closer to 180,000. Eastern Finland is the province where the majority of these waterways are concentrated, earning the region the title of Lakeland.

Western Finland

Off the western coast of Finland an archipelago of islands is emerging from the sea at the rate of a centimetre a year. Tectonic pressure is forcing these islands, located near the Finnish town of Vaasa, up from the beneath earth's surface; a phenomenon that has gained them UNESCO World Heritage re…

Helsinki

The Finnish capital, Helsinki, is a real hotchpotch of influences and styles. Historical occupations by Russia and Sweden have left their trace on the city, varying the architectural layout. The Neoclassical architecture of the Lutheran Cathedral on Senate Square, contrasting with the Russian style…

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When to go to Finland

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"I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know."Tove Jansson Despite its northerly situation, Finland has a fairly mild climate thanks to the warming Gulf Stream and its many lakes, and there are good reasons to visit in any season.  The climate is warmest, and the landscapes at their prettiest, during months of June, July and August in southern Finland and Lakeland. August is a holiday month for Finns too, who head in large numbers to the coast and countryside, but even the most popular destinations are hardly crowded. Autumn is visually stunning in the countryside, especially in …

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    If you want to bask in 24-hour sunlight, follow our guide to the best places to experience the Midnight Sun around the world.

  • Northern Lights

    Four of the best ways to see the Northern Lights this winter

    Our top picks for seeing the Northern Lights throughout Scandinavia this winter, just in time to book your winter holidays.

  • The best of winter in Scandinavia

    Spend the night in a hotel made entirely of ice; drive your own team of huskies across the frozen arctic tundra; travel by reindeer through thick, snow-covered forests and gaze in wonderment at the awe-inspiring Northern Lights - a lifetime of experiences, or just another day in wintertime Scandina…

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