The Land of the Thousand Lakes is one of the most popular adventure destinations in the Nordic region. Summer in the Lakeland is just as fun as the winter wonderland in the Lapland, making Finland a year-round playground. Almost 80 percent of the country is a natural habitat, with 69 percent made up of forested areas and 10 percent covered by water. A haven for outdoor recreation, trekking, mountain biking, rafting and fishing are all popular in the summer, while skiing, dog and reindeer sledding, and snowboarding are favorite things to do in the winter. Getting up close and personal with the region’s diverse wildlife is also a delight for nature lovers year-round.

Besides the lush national parks and snow-covered slopes, Finland also has its share of fascinating historic sites and marvelous buildings, especially in Helsinki, which is essentially a living museum of Art Nouveau design. It is almost impossible to escape nature even in the cities, as huge parks and forests lay just outside the downtown core.

Aurora Zone can help you schedule a tour to see the Northern Lights. Whether you want to spend the Christmas beneath the Arctic skies or enjoy the sight with a side of winter sports and some wilderness explorations, this company can make all the necessary arrangements.

Inntravel is your friend if you wish to experience superb cross-country skiing and other unique activities while exploring the surreal Lapland scenery. Try your hand at reindeer sledding, ice fishing, downhill skiing, and dog sledding, or go on a reindeer safari and snow shoe tours along the powder forest trails.

Make your Finland experience even more enjoyable with great things to do from Go2Lapland. This group offers tours around Santa’s village, and other memorable fairytale day-trips and Christmas experiences. The group also has snowmobile safaris, toboggan runs, and many other exciting activities.

Turku is a good place for summer cycling. Quad bike safaris are popular, as is cruising on the lakes, canoeing, hiking, and experiencing the midnight sun. Guild Travel can help you with planning, from relaxing sauna time to berry-picking, bird-watching, angling, and wildlife watching.

If you are serious about culture, check out the walking tours offered by Kudu Travel. This group specializes in gastronomy trips, music festivals, opera, art, architecture, and historical experiences. They offer tours of stunning architectural marvels, visits to important museums and events.

Magic of Lapland specializes in traditional arctic activities, from ice fishing to visiting glass igloos, the ice castle, sledding, husky dog safaris, tandem skiing, and other kinds of Christmas activities.