tiistai 16. lokakuuta 2012

Visit Finland - part 2: LAKELAND

"Lakeland is covered by more water than land. The heart of the region is Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland, which nestles several cities on its shores and is home to the endangered Saimaa ringed seal.

Spending holidays at lakeside cottages is an essential part of life in Finland, and Lakeland is prime cottage country. General relaxation with laid-back activities is central in cottage life.
Barbecuing, swimming, canoeing and boating are standard activities in the summer. Being the largest lake district in Europe, Lakeland is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. While out there, spotting elks at the shore is not unheard of.

What about WINTER?
In the winter, the ice coating on lakes is thick enough to drive a tank over, and it provides great conditions for ice skating, ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
The stark contrasts between Finland’s four seasons are aptly reflected in the country’s thousands of lakes. Whether swimming in or skiing on, they are ideal territory for recreation and relaxation.
Head to Lakeland for a piece of the blue goodness.

In Finland you will find
188,000 lakes
180,000 islands
490,000 summer cottages
1.8 million saunas
37 National Parks

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