Traveling is one of the best things you can do for yourself. You can buy all the things in the world, but there is a good chance that they will not make you as happy or give you as great experiences as traveling can do. Finland, for example, is one of those places that will stay with you long after you have left. With plenty of potentially great things to experience in Finland, from beautiful nature to cozy towns.
Visit Finnish people
Anytime you travel to a new country, it is a great idea to meet local people. Otherwise, you will likely only get a tourist’s view on the country and the culture. Through local people, you can get advice on hidden gems to visit and places to see as well as places to eat.
If you know Finnish people personally, you also have the opportunity to save money, if you can arrange to sleep over the nights you are going to be there. That way, you have somebody to come home to and have fun with on quiet nights in. Finnish people are no strangers to a good board game or nettikasinot, where a lot of hours can be spent.
Sleep in an igloo
How many times do you get the chance to sleep in real-life igloo? If you are already in Finland, you cannot miss out on the opportunity to pretend to be a penguin. Sleeping in an igloo and possibly catching a sight a of the northern lights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Now, do not worry, you are not going to sleep in an actual igloo made of snow – that would not be so safe.
But you can sleep in a cozy igloo-shaped cabin, which is great to share with a romantic partner, looking at the dark star-filled sky. If you do not get the chance to sleep in an igloo, you can choose to go to a regular cabin and spend a few nights. The nature and landscapes in Finland are quite astonishing, especially if you are there during the snowy season.
While you have the cabin booked, you might as well go hiking around and discover the nature nearby. There is something very breathtaking about walking around surrounded by nature. It is an excellent way to get your mind at piece and to stretch your legs from the hours of sleeping in the cabin or igloo.
On your hike, you might happen upon a lake, which is perfect for a quick swim or a bath. In fact, it is a tradition in the Finnish culture to hop in a cold lake and quickly run into the sauna, if you have access to one – and then do it again and again. It is supposed to be healthy for your body to bathe in winter-cold water.
There are plenty of things to do in Finland – just look it up on Google. And if all else fails, a good game either online or physically is a great way to spend a night in.