The essence of summer in Finland

A slideshow of the best shots of our summer photo contest shows the beauty of Finnish nature and the joy of summer activities.

The best shots of our summer photo contest show the beauty of Finnish nature in the summertime – not forgetting the joy of summer activities.

Summer is turning to autumn in Finland, so it is time to look back and reminisce the warm sunny days. We asked our readers to send us great summer photos of Finland on our Facebook page, and we were simply amazed by the number and quality of the photos we received. From magnificent nature scenery to relaxing cottage life, from city sights to festival ambience, the photos definitely showed the best sides of the Finnish summer. Check out the slideshow below!
 

The best of thisisFINLAND’s summer photo contest

 

Vaasa Photo by Alexander Horn

Imatra Photo by Anna Brady

Åland Photo by Denisse Islas

Rock The Beach festival in Helsinki Photo by Stefanie Haas

Utsjoki Photo by Jasmine Lappalainen

Rovaniemi Photo by Jasmine Lappalainen

Utraslahti, Punkaharju Photo by Jonas Burow

Jyväskylä Photo by Ronan Browne

Vantaa Photo by Pirja Paasilahti

Lapland Photo by Chiming Zhang

Savonlinna Photo by Frans Botha

Mahnala Photo by Jani Vienonen