Finland is the gem of the Nordic countries, a natural wonderland with more trees than people and more islands than any other nation in the world.
During the icy Finnish winters, cross-country skiing is often the only way to get around. There are marked tracks all over the country, including in many national parks. Fans of downhill skiing and snowboarding should head to the hills of Lapland.
Take a trip across the snow on a traditional Arctic dog sled. There are numerous dog-sled centres in Lapland, including Harriniva.
In summer, the sun never truly sets and Finns take full advantage of the 24-hour daylight to party through the night. Midsummer is also the time when thousands of locals retreat to their mökkit (summer cottages) in the countryside to enjoy the great Finnish outdoors. There are numerous classic trekking routes.