As the practice of taking an icy dip booms in Finland – one of the birthplaces of winter swimming, younger generations are embracing the activity for its dynamic range of health benefits. Elina Mäkinen, Finland’s best-known professional winter swimmer and international TikTok sensation, shares her favorite winter swimming spots – suitable also for beginners – in the world’s happiest country.
From playing air guitar to sauna-heating and wife-carrying competitions, here’s our list of unconventional events celebrating Finland that will take you to new places and experiences – and put a smile on your face in the World’s Happiest Country where nature is always nearby.
Spark joy the Nordic way by spending time in nature from forests to fells, enjoying a good steam in the sauna, and soaking up the endless sports and cultural offerings from live music to visual art.
Award-winning culinary experiences bring together pure, natural ingredients from forest to field, sea to lake in unforgettable Finnish settings from the city to the wilds.
Explore the colour galore with Autumn Foliage Live and plan your trip around autumn foliage.
Lapland is a stunning region full of unique landscapes and wildlife. Here are seven of the area's most beautiful hotels to stay at during your visit.
Interested in travelling to Finland? Here are five reasons to visit the happiest country in the world.
Read this Visit Finland press release to find out why Finland was named the happiest country in the world for the fourth year in a row.
Read this Visit Finland press release to find out how Finland is prioritizing travellers' health and well-being moving forward.
Read inspiring stories of Finnish travel companies and entrepreneurs who found new ways of working during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Tight deadline? Jump straight to this curated collection of images – no registration necessary. Visit our site for travellers to learn more about these four distinct areas.
Helsinki Region has the perfect combination of urban and nature, lively and laid-back.
Coast and Archipelago region boasts the world’s largest archipelago including national parks and maritime culture.
Lakeland is where Finns come to recharge and reconnect with nature, surrounded by forests and water.
Lapland is the northern-most region of Finland with the Northern Lights and its eight seasons.