Lakeland is one of the unique nature regions in Finland Mikkeli in Lakeland Lakeland is covered by amazing nature routes Lakeland is surrounded by nature wildlife In Lakeland your  adventure dreams can be realized

Welcome to Lakeland

The Finnish Lakeland is the largest lake region in Europe with thousands of amazing blue lakes and small tree-covered islands.

The Lakeland area reflects the traditional landscape of Finland, and the region is a popular holiday destination for tourists and Finnish families. 

The main appeal of the area is the peace and serene natural beauty of the still lakes, abundant wildlife and dense green forests. If you want to get away from busy life, annoying noise and agreements, this is the place to go.

The area has an interesting history with the charming old lake towns. In connection with a visit here, you will explore the local culture, spice up with the local lifestyle, and a taste of the local and organic food.


Endless recreational activities

Regarding seasons you can explore all kinds of adventures like lake cruises, biking, sauna experience, skiing, hiking, and canoeing just to mention some, which will get you more close to natural beauty. What about a swim in the cleanest waters of Lake Saimaa or kayaking adventures with a local guide in the summer. 

Do you want to try out adventure experiences on your own, it is very recommended to start adventure experience in one of the national parks. The information centers here can be a big inspiration and help in connection with your choices.


Getting to the Lakeland area

Take a direct flight to Lappeenranta and explore the beauty of four Finnish cities. Imatra, Lappeenranta, Mikkeli, and Savonlinna welcome you with a recommended route with thousand experiences. 

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Lakeland Inspiration

Grand Lake Saimaa

Grand Lake Saimaa

Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland. It is the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe.

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Savonlinna Region

Savonlinna Region

Whether you want to enjoy a city break, to attend cultural events, to relax by the lakeside or to engage in various activities - the beautiful Savonlinna region offers you all these options.

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Kuopio-Lakeland Harbour Town

Kuopio-Lakeland Harbour Town

The Kuopio area is known for its own distinct dialect, but also as hometown for the Finnish Orthodox Church, the country’s official religion.

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The Moomin Museum

The Moomin Museum

The Moomins are world famous and this museum in Tampere is a must see attraction.

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Olavinlinna Castle

Olavinlinna Castle

Experience Olavinlinna Castle and get an impression about the dramatic history of Finland.

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Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä

The city of Jyväskylä is located in the lake district of Central Finland.

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Petäjävesi Old Church

Petäjävesi Old Church

Petäjävesi Old Church is an incredible heritage landmark and example of a Lutheran church built of logs.

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Linnansaari National Park

Linnansaari National Park

You will find Linnansaari in the heart of the Finnish Lake District. The national park is an ideal place to spot rare lake seals and majestic ospreys.

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Kolovesi National Park

Kolovesi National Park

Kolovesi is a paddler's paradise where rocky cliffs rise over the narrow lake channels forming a part of the vast labyrinthine Saimaa Lake System.

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Recommended Self Drive Tours

Route for Sauna Lovers

Route for Sauna Lovers

If you want to understand and participate in the Finnish sauna traditions, this is a very good choice. The best way to discover this is by car.

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Route for Family & Fun

Route for Family & Fun

Finland is well known as a popular holiday destination and this self-drive route offers all kind of amazing amusements for families.

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Route for Culture Lovers in Finland

Route for Culture Lovers in Finland

Extend your knowledge about the Finnish tradition, culture and history on this special self-drive route.

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Recommended Spa Hotels in Lakeland

Spa Hotel Cumulus Resort Laajavuori

Spa Hotel Cumulus Resort Laajavuori

Spa Hotel Cumulus Resort Laajavuori is an obvious choice for families or romantic getaways regardless the season.

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Spa Hotel Cumulus Resort Aulanko

Spa Hotel Cumulus Resort Aulanko

Visit Spa Hotel Cumulus Resort Aulanko include 7 saunas, a hot tub and separate pools for adults and children.

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Spa Hotel Cumulus Resort Eden

Spa Hotel Cumulus Resort Eden

Visit this unique spa resort nearby Tampere including pools, water slides, wave pools and other luxury wellness treatments.

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Grand Lake Saimaa

Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland. It is the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe.
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Savonlinna Region

Whether you want to enjoy a city break, to attend cultural events, to relax by the lakeside or to engage in various activities - the beautiful Savonlinna region offers you all these options.
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Kuopio-Lakeland Harbour Town

The Kuopio area is known for its own distinct dialect, but also as hometown for the Finnish Orthodox Church, the country’s official religion.
Read more

The Moomin Museum

The Moomins are world famous and this museum in Tampere is a must see attraction.
Read more

Olavinlinna Castle

Experience Olavinlinna Castle and get an impression about the dramatic history of Finland.
Read more

Jyväskylä

The city of Jyväskylä is located in the lake district of Central Finland.
Read more

Petäjävesi Old Church

Petäjävesi Old Church is an incredible heritage landmark and example of a Lutheran church built of logs.
Read more

Linnansaari National Park

You will find Linnansaari in the heart of the Finnish Lake District. The national park is an ideal place to spot rare lake seals and majestic ospreys.
Read more

Kolovesi National Park

Kolovesi is a paddler's paradise where rocky cliffs rise over the narrow lake channels forming a part of the vast labyrinthine Saimaa Lake System.
Read more

Patvinsuo National Park

Patvinsuo National Park is well known for wild animal life and in the open marshes of Patvinsuo.
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Tampere

When visiting Tampere you still gets the feeling of being in a smaller city, although it has grown big by Finnish standards.
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Särkänniemi Amusement Park

Spin, swing, swoosh and splash! Särkänniemi is home to dozens of rides to provide fun for visitors of any age.
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is known as Finland`s holiday capital number one related to the more than 10400-holiday cottages in the area around the town and Lake Saimaa.
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Hämeenlinna Region

Hämeenlinna town and area invites to all kinds of adventures all year along.
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Joensuu Region

North Karelia is a truly unbelievable nature pearl including unspoiled nature, clean air and crystal clean water.
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DNA of Lakeland

Summer in Lakeland