Explore Lapland Finland, The Ice, and more!

Ice swimming can be called a national sport in Finland; there are already more than 100 000 swimmers! Next year the world championship of ice swimming will be held in Rovaniemi, Lapland (Finland).   Ice swimming is swimming in a body of water with a frozen crust of ice.

Winter Swimming in Finland. There are usually at least warm changing cubicle and perhaps even a hot sauna.

National Opera in Helsinki

National Opera in Helsinki

Water-lilies in Juuka, Eastern Finland

This photo from Eastern Finland, South is titled 'Shining water-lily'.

The Reindeer Sprints in Rovaniemi: held in the middle of the city. This sprint race is held every March.

The Reindeer Sprints in Rovaniemi: held in the middle of the city. This sprint race is held every March.

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