There are not enough words to describe the magical long a nights of Finnish summertime. The Lakeland area is a perfect example of what Finns cherish most about endless summer days and forever light nights from May until August. From September through to winter, the vibrant autumn colours of the trees display vivid reds, oranges and yellows. These beautiful colours dominate the islands of the Lakes, reflecting of the calm and tranquil waters bringing peace and harmony to the area.
Be part of genuine local way of living: enjoy the spectacular time of sunny days and long nights, take part in the Midnight Sun Feast, spend time and learn new skills in forests, by the lakes and on the rivers, relax in a traditional sauna during the evening and find your inner peace – all this away from the hustle and bustle of crowds, surrounded by the cleanest nature and some of the purest air in the world.
After your trip to Finnish Lakeland you leave feeling invigorated and full of life, having experienced the purest nature, the cleanest air, the freshest water and the most genuine of lifestyles, ensuring your journey with us leaves you with special memories to cherish for a lifetime!
Let the nature of Lakeland humble you
See the wolverines and brown bears after waiting for them in the shelter, listen to the absolute silence, or try your luck spotting the endangered Ringed Saimaa Seals during a boat trip. Feel brave and prepared for adventures to come, after learning bushcraft skills in the forest. Be your own wilderness cook and enjoy the outdoor life and all it has to offer at a whole new level. This culinary journey takes you through the culture and history of Lakeland and let’s you enjoy food made of the purest and finest ingredients the area has to offer.
The Finnish summerlife without sauna and lakes is non-existent!
There are plenty of saunas to choose from: cottage sauna, tent sauna, boat sauna, smoke sauna or lake spas with sauna experiences to cater for all tastes. Approximately 188,000 lakes situated in Finnish Lakeland give us endless opportunities for fun on the water, whether it be simply waterway transfers by boat, fun and relaxation in canoes, and on SUP-boards, or for the thrill seekers, on jet ski. At your destination, it is time to relax in a hot sauna, admire the scenery of a calm lake reflecting the Midnight Sun, cool down on the pier while listening to the perfect silence. After a refreshing dip in the lake, you can cosy up by the campfire and enjoy grilled fish caught by yourself or glow-fried lake fish and pancakes.
Combination of nature experiences and urban life
They say Finns never sleep during the summertime! Lively nightlife in the cities and many festivals and events around Lakeland and Helsinki area are testament to that. Combination of nature experiences and urban life is the very essence of the Finnish summer. Options of accommodation vary from city getaways to a countryside retreats, from hotels to villas, cottages to glass roof scenery suites, to even a night in a tent, or a traditional lean-to shelter built by yourself nestled in the middle of nature.
Relay on us for skilled and professional planning and execution of your incentive travel program in Lakeland
June - August
Daylight 12 - 19 hours
Temperature +15 - +30 degrees
Midnight sun brings with it wonderfully long sunlit days
September - November
Temperature +5 - +15 degrees
Indian summer (autumn colors)
December - March
(snow guarantee from the middle of January)
Daylight 4 - 6 hours per day
Beautiful winter landscapes highlighted by the brightness of the snow
Temperature -5 - -30 degrees
April - May
Temperature +5 - +15 degrees
Nature (flora and fauna) waking up and starts to come green again
You can reach Lakeland from Helsinki by bus, train or aeroplane. There are flights (45 min - 1 hour in duration) to Lakeland airports from Helsinki (HEL) airport. Kuopio is the capital of Lakeland and it has an international airport (KUO). Other airports in the area are Joensuu (JOE), Savonlinna (SVL) and Lappeenranta (LPP).
Travelling by bus or train from Helsinki: 2,5 – 4 hours (depending on a destination).
Wild Nordic Finland also organises private transfers from Helsinki to the Lakeland area or from airports within Lakeland to different destinations.