The Finnish identity has always been strongly linked to nature.
That’s not odd when you consider the facts. Finland is known as the land of a thousand lakes, it’s surrounded by the world’s largest archipelago of small islands, and to top it all off the country actually has more forests than any European country.
Nearly 65% of the total land area is covered in rich forestry. You’re never far away from a forest in Finland, even in the larger cities where you can easily find at least a small bit of nature just a few steps away!
Finnish forests are also rich with delicious and delicate wild berries
“The land of a thousand lakes” actually has a total of 188 000 lakes, many of them hidden within forests
The forest can be many things to a Finn. It’s a place to relax, to connect with nature, to hike in the summer or ski in the winter, to collect wild berries or mushrooms, or to hunt wild game.
Most of all, it’s a place to experience and enjoy the sounds and silence of nature.