Summer in Finland
Explore Finland’s National Parks: Finland is home to 41 nature reserves, all of which are free to enter all year round. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Finland’s pristine nature, camp under the stars, and enjoy the inland waters. During the warmer seasons, berries and mushrooms can be found growing along the forest floors. Visitors are allowed to pick these for free if they are not a protected species.
Water Sports: As the land of a thousand lakes, water sports are one of Finland’s most popular summer activities. The country’s vast lake system makes kayaking, canoeing, and sailing the perfect way to explore the natural environment. For those seeking adrenaline, the Laguuuni Water Sports Centre in Keilaniemi offers stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, and water trampoline hopping.
Autumn in Finland
Enjoy the light festival at Linnanmäki: Each year, the Linnanmäki Amusement Park holds a light festival to end the summer season. For 10 days the amusement park is filled with thousands of dazzling light displays as performers take to the stage. With rides, entertainment, and fireworks, the legendary festival draws in visitors from across Finland.
Enjoy the colours of nature: During Autumn, Finland’s forests turn to rich earthy tones of red, orange, and yellow. For nature lovers, September and October are the best months for hiking and camping. Berry picking is another popular Autumn activity with guided tours available for those wanting to forage for wild forest food.
Winter in Finland
Experience a White Christmas: Located a short distance from the Arctic Circle, Finland is the perfect setting to experience a white Christmas. Spending Christmas in Finland’s Lapland offers a truly unique experience. Travellers can stay overnight in a glass igloo, enjoy a reindeer-led sled ride, and visit the delightful Santa Claus Village.
Go skiing in Levi: As the largest ski resort in Finland, Levi is a true winter wonderland for those wanting to hit the slopes. With close to 40km of terrain, there are endless trails for skiers and snowboarders to explore. The resort also offers plenty of off-snow activities including snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog sledding, and hot-air ballooning.
Spring in Finland
Spot the Northern Lights: Seeing the Northern Lights is a must when visiting Finland and early Spring is one of the best times to spot them. The Aurora Borealis can be seen from September through to March, with March being one of the best months to see the lights due to intense solar activity. March is also said to be the month with the clearest skies meaning less cloud cover to ruin your chances of seeing the lights.
Admire the Cherry Blossoms in Helsinki: During Spring, Helsinki’s Roihuvuori cherry trees begin to bloom. Kirsikkapuisto, also known as Cherry Park, is home to 250 pink cherry blossom trees that bloom between the end of March and the beginning of May each year. Finland celebrates with their very own Hamani Festival, a traditional Japanese celebration where visitors enjoy a picnic under the cherry blossoms.