Increased government funding is good news for efforts to restore some of the country’s most widespread and important natural habitats. Put on your boots and step with us into the swamps of the Finnish countryside (article includes slideshow).
Finland’s 40th national park, Hossa protects lovely lakes, wild forests and fascinating prehistoric relics. It first opened in 2017, just in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence.
Publishing its recommendations for 2017, premium travel and guidebook brand Lonely Planet ranks Finland third on its Best in Travel 2017 list of countries. Finland is the only European nation to make it into the top ten.