Cottages Finland

Nature holiday in the land of a thousand lakes

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Cottages in Finland

If you want to respite from city life, Finland is the place to go. The whole land is a vast wilderness with no traces of civilization, almost like one big nature reserve. Venture out where no man has been and get a real sense of Finland's scenic beauty. In one of our cozy wooden cottages, you'll get a relaxing break in solitude - the best this country has to offer.

Nature holiday in the land of a thousand lakes

With over 180,000 lakes, in the Land of a Thousand Lakes, you can expect to find water everywhere you go. Boglands, shallow lakes, open waters broken down by small islands... This makes Finland an attractive fishing destination, just like Norway. The water is also attracting many bird species - a shoutout to all passionate bird lovers. Visit the region of Lapland if you want to get away from it all. Comprising almost a third of all of Finland, only 4% of the population lives in that area. In one of our secluded cottages, you can observe the unique landscapes of Lapland from your window. Vast snow and ice fields alternate here and create a true feast for the eyes. Those views cannot be compared to the rest of Europe. It's also interesting to learn that Finland is the European country with the highest percentage of woodlands - a whole 70% of its territory is covered in coniferous trees. Even in that cold, you can find some animals wandering in the forest, such as reindeer or the snowy owl.

Ideas for the best activities

The presence of thousands of lakes makes it easy to find places in Finland to go canoeing, fishing, or swimming during your holiday. A popular way of fishing here is fly fishing, where you use a little fake insect as bait to catch fish such as salmon or trout. But you are not alone! The fish hawk is also interested in these fish. From its nest high in the trees, he occasionally swoops down to catch a fish. Book a cabin by the lake, or a Finnish tiny house near the sea and compete for the best fish. And if you’re not feeling like fishing, then take a long walk or discover the Finnish nature parks whilst cycling on a mountain bike. In some areas you won’t encounter a single human being, so be prepared for a true soulful retreat in nature’s paradise.

When should you plan your trip?

Finland is a dream holiday destination for relaxing breaks in nature throughout the year. But if you’re planning an active holiday in the outdoors, then you should book a cottage either in the summer or winter months. The winter landscapes uncover breathtaking views of snow-covered lakes and forests, especially in the northern parts of the country. Go for cross-country skiing or dog-sledding in Lapland, or take a magical Christmas holiday and pay a visit to Santa Claus in Rovaniemi. The first snow in Finland comes in the early autumn and stays until March - April. This way you can still enjoy the winter atmosphere in spring, with even longer daylight hours. Spring and summer are the best time of the year for observing wild animals, between May and September in particular. Take a long Easter holiday and witness plenty of small rodents, birds of prey, and the arctic fox in their natural habitat. And don't forget about the magical Northern Lights. You can observe their theatrical performances on roughly 200 nights a year. The perfect timing is from August to April, and the further north you go the chances to catch the dancing starts to increase. The Finnish Lapland is definitely the best place to observe the Northern Lights. Check our last minute offers in Lapland or the whole Finland, and get some inspiration for your holiday.