From Santa Claus to steamy saunas, all-things-fun featuring the happiest country in the world. 


Finland is officially the happiest nation in the world! This Nordic country has been named ‘happiest country’ in the World Happiness Index and that too for the seventh time. In this land of extremes, dramatic summer sunrises bleed into night skies and icy winters adorn the Northern lights. Nicknamed ‘Land of Thousands Lakes’, Finland boasts over 100,000 lakes. Home to flying reindeers, Santa Claus and ever-so-dark northern winters, the Finnish landscape also has lush greenery, vast wilderness, flora and fauna in abundance. Just spending time in this country will make you feel happy, just like its accolade. Apart from nature in abundance, the country also offers quirky fests such as sauna-going, boot-throwing, carrying a wife, slapping mosquitos and swamp soccer to keep the natives happy. So, join us, as we hop on to a journey to discover the ingredients of Finland’s happiness. 


La La Lapland


Here at  Lapland’s Winter Wonderland, huddle up for a husky sledding adventure or a snowmobile ride across frozen lakes. And, get ready to witness the ethereal Northern Lights dancing in the night sky. Lapland boasts the world’s purest air, water, and arctic nature as far as the eye can see. This northern-most region of Finland boasts year-round light phenomena, as here, in summer the sun never sets and other seasons are lit up with Aurora Borealis. The capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi is the ‘Hometown of Santa Claus’ and visitors can meet the man himself in this snowy-paradise.

You can also meet reindeers, as these majestic creatures roam freely in Finnish wilderness. In summers, go mountain biking, take an unforgettable hike in the wilderness, or simply admire the views from a hot tub. While in winters, you can stay in a glass-covered cabin and stargaze from bed or go snowboarding and skiing. For an ultimate stay experience while visiting Lapland, book Octola Private Wilderness for secluded luxury. The property is just a 20-minute drive from the Rovaniemi International Airport.


City Fun In Helsinki Region


Explore Finland’s capital Helsinki, for its marvellous designer architects and quirky museums. Right from the wooden sauna, Art Nouveau districts, celebrated Oodi Library and the Senate Square, Helsinki is an architectural gem. A perfect combination of urban and outdoors, Helsinki also offers nature trails and food to die for! Here, visit the world-famous Löyly sauna, go for a swim in Allas Sea Pool near the Market Square, or enjoy a more traditional smoked sauna experience at Kuusijärvi in Vantaa! 


Do not miss a day-trip to the picturesque villages in the city like Old Porvoo, Fiskars or Billnäs. When in Helsinki, wine and dine your way through the region’s many Michelin-starred restaurants and street-food vendors. Book a luxurious hotel in Helsinki, to get services the city has to offer. You can opt to stay at Hotel Kämp, which is considered a celebrity of the Finnish hotel scene.


Dive In Lakeland


Hike through ancient forests teeming with reindeer and moose, or kayak through glassy lakes dotted with thousands of islands. Nothing screams Finnish more than a cottage by the lake surrounded by an emerald green forest, or a frozen lake with endless possibilities for skiing and skating. This region has plenty of things, travellers can do year-round—right from fishing, paddle boarding to ice swimming or skating. Many Finns escape to Lakeland to truly kick back and relax, and we think you should, too. 


If you’re in Finland, a trip to a relaxing sauna is a must! For something extra, dive into a chilly lake after a steamy sauna. Here, you can find saunas made of ice too! Lakeland offers a variety of cultural events in attractive villages, including the Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, and everything in between. Lakeland is also an excellent spot to explore lovely villages and sample real Finnish cuisine. Try a native dish such as karjalanpiirakka (a savoury pie) or kalakukko (baked fish bread loaf). Book your stay here at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere boasting striking city views and world-class amenities.


Cruise-in Finnish Coast


 Experience the Finnish way of relaxed and laid back living in Finland’s coastal region offering pristine water views, historic manors, artistic lighthouses and the world’s largest archipelago of islands. Take a trip to Bengtskär near Turku where you’ll find the tallest lighthouse in the Nordics. When here, make sure to explore the five UNESCO World Heritage sites, right from Fortress of Suomenlinna to Old Rauma, the Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki, the Struve Geodetic Arc, and the Kvarken Archipelago in the Gulf of Bothnia. 

Visit the charming towns and villages in the coastal area.  A fun day at a sunny beach is a bucket-list for many travellers, go diving at Kalajoki, Yyteri, Hanko, or Nallikari to experience the best oh-so-sweet Finnish summer. Savour some of the country’s best seafood and sweetest of tomatoes in this region. We recommend you to pair the delicacies with locally-crafted beer! For your stay in this region of Finland, book The Barö in Inkoo, a high-end archipelago hotel offering quality newnordic food.

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