Finland - The Lakeland (Chapter)
This is the The Lakeland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Finland guidebook.
Most of Finland could be dubbed lakeland, but around here it seems there’s more water than land. And what water: sublime, sparkling, and clean. Reflecting sky and forests as clearly as a mirror, it leaves an indelible impression.
• soar on the wing of an aria in the memorable castle setting of the Savonlinna Opera Festival
• paddle around the Linnansaari and Kolovesi National Parks seeking a glimpse of the rare Saimaa ringed seal
• peer at the visionary buildings of Alvar Aalto in the lively university town of Jyväskylä
• restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Savonlinna, Around Savonlinna, The Seal Lakes, Sulkava, Mikkeli, Around Mikkeli, Varkaus, Heinävesi & Around, Valamo, Lintula and Jyväskylä.
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