One of the countries that make up Scandinavia, Finland shares borders with Norway, Sweden and Russia. The weather conditions make it ideal for all manner of winter sports and not a lot of people realise that Finland is actually the eighth largest country in Europe, so there is plenty of great places to visit during your trip.
What is the Atmosphere like?
A large area of Finland is designated as part of the winter wonderland known as Lapland, where families flock every year with their youngsters to visit Santa Claus. As there is so much to do in Finland, you may want to take them with you on your winter break and incorporate a trip to Lapland into your itinerary.
Finland is a vibrant and buoyant country with a very relaxed atmosphere and has much to offer the tourist. The Finnish people are very proud of both their country and their culture and are keen to be known for a lot more than saunas. Everyone is made welcome here and you will leave Finland feeling a completely different person.
Who Will Enjoy It?
Young and old, male and female, there is something for everyone. For those who don't want to ski there is numerous other winter activities to fill in the days before you go out in the evening for your après ski. Dog sledding, ice skating, snowboarding and many other great activities are available to those who are clever enough to book their winter holiday to Finland.
How Many Resorts?
Altogether there are 46 ski resorts and areas in Finland, all offering varying facilities and slopes that cater from the very beginner to experienced. Gear hire, great food, and the spectacular Finnish landscape are all around you wherever you choose to go. Check out the different resorts to find which one best suits your needs and the requirements of your party.
Staying in Finland
The accommodations in and around the resorts are top quality and offer the weary traveller the perfect place to rest after a long day on the piste. There are hotels, apartments, chalets and lodges both right in the resorts and within close proximity. There are various catering options and you can go self-catering, all inclusive or anywhere in between.
The hotels all have bars and restaurants of very high standards and many have fitness suites where you can relax in a spa before hitting the pillow or embracing the nightlife.