Like many countries in the world, Finland offers a variety of activities for locals and tourists alike. Being few months in the country, I can say that it isn’t gonna be a boring summer to have with already few of the activities we have done and few more in the list to go.
There are plenty of activities depending on your preference, from fishing and boating in the lakes and ocean to bicycling and strolling in the farms and photo taking with the scenic views of the surroundings. If you like the city, you can experience the vibes of the classic times with the medieval churches and buildings including shopping malls within the city and taste local and foreign cuisines around the area. There are just plenty of things to do for every person with varying preference. Below are some of the things you can do if you are new in the country and I hope it can guide you through to have an enjoyable stay.
- FISHING- is one of my favorite things to do. My husband and I prefer to spend our free summer time together in the cabin or “summer house” as what people in Finland would call. Located right beside the lake, it is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable activity I love doing, with or without any fish! The journey is more important than the destination..:) The good news is, if you are serious to go fishing, you can catch some. Before you can go fishing, you need to have a license and in the license will be indicated the limitations of your fishing area. You cannot fish anywhere you like, there are public places to fish for everyone and there are also places only licensed fishermen can operate. So secure a permit before trying your newly bought fishing gear.
- FARMING/PLANTING- whether small time or big time. In Finland, people take time to plant flowers, vegetables or anything that can grow within the limited months of spring, summer and autumn. Planting all year round is not possible so farming and planting is done with pleasure!
- LOCAL TRAVEL – visiting nearby places or cities and exploring the areas is one of the best thing you can spend your money on. Not only it will give you the experience of breathing the freshest air in the world but also you can enjoy the relaxing and quiet ambiance of a laid back suburbs and if you get lucky, sighting some reindeers and other wild animals on the road can complete your journey.