Spend A Night In A Glass Igloo
Finland is a magical place filled with diversity and contradictions. Did you know why Finland is also lovingly called ‘The Land of the Midnight Sun?” Well, because in summers, the sun does not set at all in the northernmost corners of the nation! However, in winter months, the opposite sets in. Yes, the sun escapes for months. And, this time span is known as ‘Kaamos’. However, it’s not completely dark during these months. The snow is all bright and so is the moonlight, and if you get lucky, you might be blessed with the sight of remarkable Northern Lights. And the best way to experience this alchemy is by sleeping in a glass igloo and gazing at nature’s miracles.
Go Hiking In One Of Finland’s National Parks
Guess what! There are almost 40 national parks in Finland, and they are sprinkled all across the country’s lakes and forests. During winter months, you may try snowshoeing or skiing, and in summers, hiking should be the highlight of your trip. You can plan a trip to Pallas-Yllästunturi to experience some of Finnish Lapland’s most stunning landscapes. Or perhaps, visit Nuuksio — this national park is almost an hour away from Helsinki and is home to dense forests and gorgeous lakes.
P.S – Finland’s ‘everyman’s rights’ mean that you can pretty much venture just about anywhere in the parks; just remember to be respectful toward nature.
Go Berry Picking In A Forest
If you really want to explore the way locals live, try going to a forest to pick berries and mushrooms! Try their bilberries, cloudberries and lingonberries — the best of super-food you can lay your hands on! These berries are a powerhouse of vitamins and flavonoids. Now, according to Finland’s ‘everyman’s rights,’ you are allowed to pick anything that you love! And, the best place to go for berry and mushroom picking is the Nuuksio national park.
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