Been on a self-guided cycling holiday in Europe? Maybe you have been to countries like France, Italy or Spain, well why not consider somewhere a bit different for your next biking vacation. Well, we would like to propose Finland as an option. Surprisingly enough, Finland has only been an independent country since 1918, before this it used to be part of Russia, now even with its low population per square kilometre of landmass produces more patents than many other western countries. Turku used to be the countries capital now it is Helsinki, which sits on a peninsula and coastal islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home of the fortress Suomenlinna built in the 18th-century, the Seurasaari open-air museum and a neoclassical cathedral. If you were to travel north to the Arctic Lapland province you would most likely see the Northern Lights. Taking a self-guided cycling holiday in Finland is a great way to experience the vast openness of the country, explore quaint historic villages, with unique architecture and breath in the clean fresh air, come on join a cycle tour in Finland, book now!
If you have a passion for walking in the countryside and the more remote the destination the happier you become then come and visit Finland and in particular the Lapland region of this last great wilderness of Europe. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life, the constant noise of traffic and urban landscapes and replace it with the noise of nature and the sounds of wildlife in a natural habitat, this is what a self-guided walking holiday to Finland shall offer. The beautiful natural barren landscapes will for certain amaze you with each season offering more and more contrasting scenes.
In the summer you will be able to bath in the midnight sun, an experience not to be missed and from late August in good conditions, you may see and be thrilled with the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights more commonly known as Northern Finland is one of the best regions to see this once in a lifetime experience. Indeed the Northern Lights appear in the Finnish Lapland for more than 200 nights of the year. Then there is the wildlife in its natural habitat which will sure to amaze, while on your self guided walking tours, you might come across various species of deer, of course, the reindeer as used by “Santa” but also wolves, lynx, bears and an abundance of birdlife such as eagles, cranes, owls and swans. So make sure you have packed your binoculars to take full advantage of your surroundings.