Coast & Archipelago

Finland’s coast boasts the world’s largest archipelago. Old wooden towns, lighthouses, historical manors and stone churches, large national parks stretching over land and sea – this all sums up Coastal Finland in a nutshell.
sandy beaches, Kalajoki on the Gulf of Bothnia, part of the Baltic sea, Finland

sandy beaches, Kalajoki on the Gulf of Bothnia, part of the Baltic sea, Finland

Sailing in Turku Archipelago by Visit Finland, via Flickr - Finland has, depending on the method used, somewhere between 55,000 and 188,000 lakes, and nearly 3000 miles (4830 km) of coastline, off which lie more than 80,000 islands including the Åland archipelago. Cruising opportunities are infinite, either through the many islands or on the lakes, the larger of which are navigable.

Sailing in Turku Archipelago by Visit Finland, via Flickr - Finland has, depending on the method used, somewhere between 55,000 and 188,000 lakes, and nearly 3000 miles (4830 km) of coastline, off which lie more than 80,000 islands including the Åland archipelago. Cruising opportunities are infinite, either through the many islands or on the lakes, the larger of which are navigable.

Muumit asustavat täällä Naantalissa. Myös presidentti käy Muumimaassa muutaman kerran kesässä. Kirjottajat Nikke & Veeti

Muumit asustavat täällä Naantalissa. Myös presidentti käy Muumimaassa muutaman kerran kesässä. Kirjottajat Nikke & Veeti

Tove Janssons stuga. The Finnish writer/painter, Tove Jansson used to own, and stay her summer time at this island, not so far away from Helsinki, Finland. Currently, a local organization maintains the island and the cottage, and it has an annual open house. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=203&v=p3nQ_ar_6Zk

Tove Janssons stuga. The Finnish writer/painter, Tove Jansson used to own, and stay her summer time at this island, not so far away from Helsinki, Finland. Currently, a local organization maintains the island and the cottage, and it has an annual open house. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=203&v=p3nQ_ar_6Zk

That lovely, lovely dunes of Yyteri in Pori, Finland. The Finnish west coast is just beautiful.

That lovely, lovely dunes of Yyteri in Pori, Finland. The Finnish west coast is just beautiful.

In Högsåra island, by Ritva Ikonen.

In Högsåra island, by Ritva Ikonen.

The cutest vacation getaway you've never heard of

This Beautiful, Little-Known Spot Should Be Your Next Getaway

The cutest vacation getaway you've never heard of

Kayaking in Åland islands, Finland

Kayaking in Åland islands, Finland

Midnight sailing by Visit Finland, via Flickr

Midnight sailing by Visit Finland, via Flickr

Pohjanlahden vesillä. Merenkurkun saaristo on Unescon maailmanperintökohde, jossa riittää löydettävää suomalaisellekin. Tervetuloa saaristoretkelle! Mondo.fi

Pohjanlahden vesillä. Merenkurkun saaristo on Unescon maailmanperintökohde, jossa riittää löydettävää suomalaisellekin. Tervetuloa saaristoretkelle! Mondo.fi

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