One of Finland’s nicknames is ”the land of the thousand lakes”. There are 188,000 lakes in Finland and many of those are located in Lakeland. The area is like the heart of Finnish identity; the landscape is dotted with patches of water, deep green forests, and rolling hills.
The Lakeland area is perfect for nature lovers who either like to do lots of activities such as rafting, cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing, and mountain biking or just sit and enjoy the mighty views.
Lake Saimaa is situated in the heart of Europe’s largest lake district, and it is the fourth largest lake in Europe. The area has some great opportunities for outdoor activities, holidays and travel.
There are several cruises that you can take to discover the lake Saimaa. It’s also possible to cruise all the way to Vyborg in Russia on a Visa Free Vyborg cruise.
The lake is known for its rich history, clean nature, and great travel destination. It houses one of the most endangered seals in the world, the Saimaa singed seal. Currently, there are about 300 individuals living in the area.
The most famous national landscape of Finland. The area has been regarded as a sacred area in which might spirits lived. It wasn’t inhabited before the mid 18th century due to the fear of its powerful spirits. In the 19th century, it became a tourist attraction.
The longest valley in Finland is in the slopes of Koli. You can also discover famous caves, waterfalls, devils, boulders and a ridge running into lake Pielinen.
Break Sokos Hotel Koli is a perfect place to stay overnight if you want to admire the views over lake Pielinen. The hotel has a SPA area with several different saunas, a few small pools, and outdoor jacuzzis.