Things to do whilst self-catering in Finland

The beautiful country of Finland is home to a wide variety of things to see and to do should you decide to spend your next self-catering holiday in Northern Europe in one of our carefully hand-picked European holiday homes in Finland. Known as the 'land of a thousand lakes' and as an ideal place to view nature's brilliant light show of the Northern Lights, there can be no doubt that there is an almost endless amount of spectacular natural beauty for you to discover whilst self-catering in Finland with NOVASOL. However, Finland is also culturally and historically rich and diverse. From the well-preserved castles and cathedrals to the quaint old villages and exhilarating outdoor sports such as the unique 'Ice-Floating' - you will surely be spoilt for choice when it come to how to spend your time during your holiday!

Holiday homes in Finland

Holiday cottages in Finland by NOVASOL

The Finnish people are proud of their country and will generally be happy to help should you ask them for some advice or guidance on where to go and what to do during your stay in out holiday cottages in Finland. The list is almost endless but we have tried to narrow down some of the highlights when it come to things to do in Finland, which will hopefully provide an insight into the Finnish history and cultural heritage. A stay in any of our self-catering holiday lettings in Finland will surely provide a great starting point from which to experience all the beauty and adventure that Finland has to offer.

Things to do whilst self-catering Finland

Naturally, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a wide variety of outdoor sports during your holiday in Finland, no matter the time of year as the Finns are passionate about getting outdoors and in to nature throughout the year. If you are self-catering Finland in during winter then why not make the most of the many different winter sports on offer, from skiing to ice-karting! At the end of the long and cold winter, the Finnish people fervently celebrate the summer months. So why not take inspiration from them whilst staying in your chosen Finland accommodation and pay a visit to one of the many music festivals, including some great jazz festivals, as well as a number of other outdoor events that take place throughout the permanently light summer months in Finland!

Things to see and do in Finland

We know that Finland is famed for its wondrous natural beauty, but the country also has a wealth of fantastic historic and cultural attractions. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Finland is the Fortress of Suomenlinna in the country's capital of Helsinki - we would suggest that anyone interested in maritime history pays a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site during your stay in holiday cottages in Finland. The famous 'Rock Church' is also very popular and an important symbol of Finland. You will find that there are lots of castles which date back to various periods in the Finnish history, as well as lots of reminders of the country's Viking heritage.

Holidays in Finland - places to visit

Finland is a great choice of destination for anyone who is hoping to be a little more active during their holiday; hunting and fishing are prevalent in Finnish culture and so for those who wish to partake there is plenty of opportunity. Fresh and local produce is integral to the cuisine of Finland, therefore no self-catering Finland holiday would be complete without a visit to one of well-stocked food halls and markets to select some typical produce. Finland is also fabled to be the original home of Santa Claus; so if spending you family holiday in our Finland holiday lettings near Christmas time, why not delight the children with a visit to the town of Rovaniemi - the so-called 'office of Santa'!