A breath of fresh Finnish air

The archipelago in the Baltic Sea just off the shore of Helsinki offers everything from vigorous exercise to mindful meditation.

The beautiful island of Pihlajasaari, for instance, is a ten-minute ferry ride from the mainland. It features forest hiking trails, seaside cliffs, long sandy beaches and two saunas.

Finland has over 188,000 lakes, and forests cover about 75 percent of the country. Wherever you are in Finland, a wild nature destination is nearby and easy to access.

To read more about travel in Finland, see additional articles by ThisisFINLAND below, or go to Visit Finland’s website.

By Päivi Brink, ThisisFINLAND Magazine