Where nature can take its course
Tundras, pristine forests and countless mirror-smooth lakes make this country a great place for many animal species. The area around Kuhmo on the Finnish-Russian border is home to a bear population and on the Finnish taiga you can spot lynx and wolves. The wolverine has its habitat in the Elimyssalo and Iso-Palonen nature reserves in the Kainuu wilderness area. And all over the country, hidden in the dense forests, you'll find the largest deer species in the world; the moose. The Saimaa ringed seal is one of the most endangered seals in the world and is hiding in Linnansaari National Park .Lapland in the far north of Scandinavia is the habitat of the Sami, a nomadic people who roamed around with reindeer. Summers in Lapland are endless and in winter there is a good chance that you will see the magical Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). When traveling through Lapland, don't forget to stop in Rovaniemi to visit Santa Claus. Helsinki is full of modern architecture and many an art lover is amazed. The sauna is an integral part of Finnish culture and can be found everywhere. From the hip Kallio district to deep away in a remote area 'Where the world can't find you...'