Finland - The Lakeland (PDF Chapter)
This is the Lakeland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Finland guidebook.
Most of Finland could be dubbed lakeland, but around here it seems there’s more aqua than terra firma. Reflecting the sky and forests as clearly as a mirror, the sparkling, clean water leaves an indelible impression.
- attend an opera staged under the stars in the courtyard of a magnificent medieval castle at Savonlinna Opera Festival
- seek a glimpse of the rare Saimaa ringed seal while paddling around the Seal Lakes within the Linnansaari and Kolovesi national parks
- join international architecture buffs on an Alvar Aalto pilgrimage in and around Jyväsky-lä
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Savonlinna, Punkaharju, The Seal Lakes, Sulkava, Mikkeli, New Valamo, Jyväskylä & Around, Kuopio.
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