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Land of a Thousand Lakes – Finland

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There should be a ritual that ‘once a year, everyone should go to a place where they have never been’. For the ones who are planning to refresh their minds and experience the scenic beauty, FINLAND is just the right place for you all.

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Having 1,88,000 lakes and the same number of islands makes it an alluring beauty itself. There are over 1,200 species of vascular plant, 800 bryophytes and 1,000 lichen species in Finland, with flora being richest in the southern parts of the country. Coming to flora and fauna, all the terrestrial life in Finland was completely wiped out following the retreat of the glaciers and the appearance of vegetation.

Why a person should visit Finland, well here is a list of the things that you can do in Finland that simply will make you explore the adventurous side as well as make your visit worth it:

  1. Husky Safari

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One of the most popular and exciting things that are quite thrilling is the husky safari. Many people especially come to Finland for the husky rides. Huskies are always ready to go out on a trail and they really love their job a lot that will surely increase your love for them.

  1. Arctic Wildlife

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Did you know wolverine exists? If no, your visit to an arctic wildlife will clear the doubts and give you a chance to see the moose, arctic foxes, lynx, brown bears and many more animals around roaming in the forests.

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  1. Northern Lights

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One thing that makes Finland completely different from others is the very famous Northern Lights. The best place to watch the northern lights is as close as to the arctic circle in Lapland.

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According to many indigenous communities, the tradition and folklore is the main focus and specialty of Sami life with reindeer, and certain forms of shamanism are still incredibly effective and efficient to the 9,300-strong population of Sami living in Finland today. In recent years, snowshoeing and hiking holidays in Oulanka and Riisitunturi National Parks helping to provide an alternative source of income for Sami people working within tourism. Their languages, Sami culture, heritage, handicrafts and a lot more are the things that are captivating enough to make your time worth it.

Finland may be known for its frozen forests and reindeer-drawn sleighs but visiting in June to August will make the most of life outside of the dark depths of winter. From the Helsinki archipelago to the sauna and the arctic wildlife, a trip to Finland will be as adventurous and thrilling as they are for the Finns. The long daylight hours with a clear sky and scenic beauty will convince you to visit the place again and again.

Picture Courtesy: Finland Local Guide

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