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Finland: Wild Beauty and Vibrant Urban Spaces

A hidden Scandinavian gem, Finland boasts the purest air and water our planet has to offer. This country of contrasts offers thousands of islands, mirror-like lakes, national parks, a northern winter wonderland and fantastic wildlife. With the freedom to roam in Finland, prepare to be endlessly amazed by this striking country, brimming with adventure.

When to go:
December – April, June – August

Begin your journey in Helsinki, a distinctive capital with an electric design scene. Amongst the city’s laidback rhythm lies cutting-edge shops, brilliant art galleries and thriving restaurants. Helsinki’s fabulous proximity to the sea and surrounding nature provides an excellent location from which to explore the Finnish surroundings. Accompanied by an expert guide, stroll the lovely winding streets, visit historically important places and soak up the pleasant sights of Ataneum Art Museum and the gardens at Talvipuutarha. Explore the majestic archipelago of Helsinki which boasts the most islands in the world and is blessed with much of the country’s sunshine. Take to the water in a kayak, meander the rocky islands, explore the sandy beaches, stop at picturesque seaside restaurants and savour the slower pace of island-life.

Venture to Lakeland, Europe’s largest lake district, a silent and compelling paradise and home to superb Finnish cuisine. Travelling to this region represents the Finnish identity whereby tranquillity and closeness to nature is sought after. Boasting numerous national parks, untouched forests and pristine lakes, be prepared for an exhilarating outdoor experience. Hike through the region’s diverse nature, go swimming in wild waters and hop in a canoe for beautiful vistas. In the evening visit Tertti Manor for a first-class dining experience. Before indulging, witness the food planted and cultivated and learn about the history of this fully functioning farm where produce is unbelievably fresh.

Journey to Savonlinna, an attractive small city located on the shore of Lake Saimaa. Stroll through markets to sample delightful street food, relax in open air cafes and enjoy the city’s rich culture. Marvel at Olavinlinna, the world’s northernmost medieval castle and a charming location for lunch. For a truly authentic experience, cruise out into the labyrinth of lakes in an old, traditional steam ship. Relish stunning views of surrounding rugged islands and look out for rare Saimaa ringed seals on the shoreline. Watch the scenery float past as you delight in a delicious meal and drinks on board, prepared by a private chef using the finest local produce.

Take a scenic flight to the wilderness of Finnish Lapland; a verdant region in summer with dense forests that evolve into a snowy wonderland in the winter months. This majestic landscape is teeming with extraordinary wildlife such as elk, wolves, brown bears and snowy owls. From a traditional Sami hut, receive an endearing cultural welcome from a Shaman; hear fascinating stories and learn about the history and nature of the land that surrounds. Listen to him sing before receiving beverages and food served straight from the fire. This is a rare opportunity to encounter first-hand the history of such a spiritual tradition.

Hop into a sledge pulled by huskies and traverse through beautiful white landscapes, past frozen, glistening lakes. PELORUS has negotiated the epic opportunity to co-drive alongside professional drivers in a snow rally. Revel in a thrilling and fast ride as you shoot around the ice track in this adrenaline-pumping experience. To observe true Lappish nature, travel across the wilderness on snowmobiles before stopping on a magical frozen lake. An expert guide will teach you how to drill a hole in the ice and prepare your ice fishing rod and bait before you to try your hand at this traditional past time. End your busy day at a secluded traditional smoke sauna; wonderfully nestled in a private wilderness location. Rare and treasured in Finland, the luxurious combination of heat, steam and atmosphere delivers feelings of deep relaxation. Relish the sensation of periodically cooling off in the icy Arctic waters before plunging back into the delightful warmth.