Beaches and islands in Finland


Finland has a very long coast, with thousands of islands and beaches, especially on the south-east. But the Baltic, as you might know, is not exactly the warmest sea that exists, especially in these latitudes. That’s why swimming and sun-bathing on the beach is not a good idea for this place. But the Finnish coast is great for canoes and sailboats. If someone wants to stay on land, he can just ride a bicycle or go on walking trips. The bigger islands are connected with a line of ferries.

Another interesting and highly recommended place is the Hailuto island – the biggest island in the northern part of the Botnicka Bay, about 40 kilometers to the south of Oulu, enhabited by about a thousand of people. Fun fact – this island keeps growing all the time, coming out of the sea for about 4 milimeters in one year. On this island there is a beautiful, long sandy beach, unique forests, swamps and wonderful spots for bird-watching. (Special towers)
The interesting and weird fact about it is that the weather on the island is generally better than on land, there are more sunny days here, even if it’s raining anywhere else. You can usually see it in August every year. The best way to get to the island is aboard a free ferry, which are cruising all day long, and in the winter – as long as it’s a frosty winter – there is a special road on the ice, so you can ride your car across the Baltic.

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