Why travel solo to Finland?
Deep pine forests, shimmering lakes and skies which play host to the Northern Lights and midnight sun. Let Finland’s wilderness revitalise you.
There are few places where you’ll feel the shifting intensity of nature as you will in Finland. Summer is the season of the midnight sun, where limitless sunshine brings life to expansive lakes and woodlands. Move onto winter, and we’re talking about another world altogether; one of white forests, frozen lakes dusted with snow and the silent remote wilderness. And when the first shimmers of the Northern Lights peek out between the stars, you’ll know true magic is happening.
There are many fine ways to embrace Finland’s winter majesty. Venture into the heart of Lapland on an atmospheric reindeer ride, master the techniques of cross-country skiing as you navigate through depths of pure snow, and gather around a fire after nightfall with a local shaman.
Visit Finland with us in winter, and we’ll show you the raw beauty of the Arctic wilderness.
What's the temperature like?
South and central Finland tends to experience mild, warm summers. The average summer temperature is 21C (70F), while winter averages 3C (37F).
Average temp in winter
What are the national languages?
Finnish & Swedish
What's the currency?
Finland’s timezone is GMT +2 hours or +1 hours during daylight savings time.
Top three activities
1. Snowmobile through icy wilderness
2. Glide across a tundra on a husky ride
3. Sleep out under the Northern Lights
Top five dishes to try
1. Baltic Herring
2. Vispipuuro: dessert porridge made of berries
3. Lohikeitto: salmon and potato soup
4. Karjalanpiirakka: Karelian pastries
5. Kalakukko: fish wrapped in bacon and baked in bread
Top places to visit in Finland
Finland’s southern capital is located on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. A laid-back city that prides itself on its sustainability and green ethos, Helsinki is also a design-lover’s delight thanks to its smart, colourful architecture and plethora of galleries, boutiques and interior design shops.
If you want to visit the “official” home town of Santa Claus, head to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland in Northern Finland. From early June to early July you can experience the midnight sun, while a trip to Arktikum, a museum and science centre, will help you explore the Arctic region and history of Finnish Lapland.
This town is located in Northern Finland, above the Arctic Circle. Head to the banks of the Muonio River for some of the cleanest air in the world. Its pollution-free skies makes for one of the best spots to see the Northern Lights. From here, you can grab some skis or hop on a trip into the Finnish wilderness.
Torassieppi is in the heart of Finnish Lapland and the perfect destination for anyone looking to partake in some winter sports. From ice-fishing and snow-shoeing, to snowmobile trips, this small area of Finland is a winter wonderland.
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