Finnish Lakeland area is located in the eastern and central part of Finland. The slogan of Finland being the land of thousands of lakes comes from this idyllic area covered with lakes, forests, rivers and small towns. Lakeland is popular holiday destination for locals who enjoy the cottage life, countryside and inland cruises; and most of all, the peace and quiet.
Charming inland towns
Most visitors in Lakeland are seeking for the breathtaking natural landscapes of deep green forests, golden and bright green fields, and blue waterways. However, in the middle of the quiet small roads and fields with napping cows there is also few small towns to visit and explore the local's way of life.
When in need for some citylife buzzing, relatively bigger cities on lakeland areas are Tampere and Jyväskylä.
Travelling to Lakeland
Road trip to Lakeland is the best and most convenient way of exploring the small towns, picturesque roads and viewing points. Take your own car along on Tallink Silja Shuttle ferries from Tallinn to Helsinki or drive your car to Cruise ship from Stockholm to Turku or Helsinki, take a good night sleep in your cabin and continue straight from the harbor towards the inland adventures.
Saimaa Cycle tour 2022
Saimaa cycle tour is ultimate midnight sun cycling experience 8.-9.7.2022. The route is 300 kilometers long, starting and finishing to Imatra and covering the most beautiful lakeviews accompanied with midnight sun. The route is cycled on well-maintained asphalt roads and service points with snacks and drinks are available during and after the tour. Saimaa cycling tour is not a competition but a challenging experience to all levels of cycling lovers.