Lakeland Finland Finish life


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Lakeland is a region in Finland, a water labyrinth of lakes, rivers and canals dotted with numerous islands overgrown by forests. There is located the largest lake of Finland and the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe - Lake Saimaa. It offers wonderful landscape with numerous islands, perfect for kayaking and boating. Lakeland – a wild extensive area – was a cradle of Finnish identity; until now, foreigners can experience a journey to the heart of Finnish life. Let's experience of truly beautiful Finland's nature which touches our hearts with undisturbed tranquility and ruggedness, not unspoilt by civilization. Myths and history, traditions and local habits of Finns were born here and their identity has been created here. first stories from the National Epic – the Kalevala were sung in this primeval forest. the areas of lakeland was witness to changes of Finnish society from agrarian to the high-tech country the UNESCO World heritage museum Verla tells the story of the industrial revolution which took place through last centuries in Finland. The city of Tampere is an interesting showcase for industrial transformation of the 19th century. In the Vapriikki museum, which is housed in an old factory building, visitors can learn more about the old factory. They can also spend a day in the Särkänniemi amusement park in the Angry Birds theme park. If you decided to explore Lakeland, the best option to do that is to board one of the many steamers which run between cities such as Kuopio or Savonlinna. However, it is worth trying to rent a cottage or a farmhouse and enjoy real unique life among nature. The winter season has also something to offer. The huge areas of lakes are covered with ice and become a giant skating rinks.

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