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In the country where the most famous winter wizard Santa Claus lives, on the eve of the Christmas and New Year holidays, the number of young tourists increases several times. But in the rest of the year, Finland is no less popular with travelers, especially those who live in noisy metropolitan areas and large industrial centers. The former provinces of Finland, now called fiefs, are ready to provide the full disposal of tourists forests and copses, national parks, beautiful rivers and quiet lakes.

Lapland - the small homeland of Santa Claus

It is located, of course, in the northernmost regions of Finland, bordered by Russia, Norway, Sweden. So Santa, a citizen of the world, may well have four passports from different countries. By the way, not every tourist can pronounce the local name of Santa Claus, like the names of many Finnish cities and resorts..

For travelers with children, the route goes through the symbolic village of Santa Claus, the excursion is accompanied by various fairy tales from the life of Santa and his reindeer friends. Adults will undoubtedly appreciate skiing, ice skating on the icy surface of forest lakes, cozy snow-covered houses and famous Finnish saunas.

Forest - Finnish wealth

Finland's seven national parks, which differ from each other, are one huge attraction in this northern country. Lemmenjoki is one of the largest parks in Europe. On its territory, pine forests and heather thickets, rivers and swamps are freely located. The Finns themselves call the picturesque Ravadaskengas waterfall the highlight of this natural complex..

A distinctive feature of the Riisitunturi National Park is the Korouoma Canyon, which is about 30 kilometers long. There are not many swamps here, but there are enough high hills in abundance. Stunning views from the canyon banks.

Where Moomin Trolls live?

The answer is not to be found in the book of the Finnish writer Tove Janson, who is the literary mother of amazing characters. Each indigenous resident will explain that the fabulous country is located on the coast, not far from the city of Naantali..

You can get to the place where Moomin Trolls live by a small train, it can already become an adventure. A fabulous village has been created in the valley, which has streets and houses, towers and stairs, slides and swings. Everything is made of wood.

In the center of the town is the main house where famous characters live. You can see how they live, take pictures and even invite them over. Every day performances are performed in Finnish on the theater stage, but all tourists understand the language of gestures, facial expressions, movements, intonation and without translation.

Pictures of the provinces of Finland