Introducing the latest addition to our TRVLBEES destinations: Finland! We can compile an endless list of excuses to visit this marvelous country with your little ones, but here are our favorites: 12 reasons why we love family-friendly Finland!
Finland, Finnish Lapland in particular, is where some of the world’s best Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) can be spotted. This marvelous and truly unique sight appears more than 200 nights a year.
Finland, more specifically, Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland, is home to the ‘real’ Santa Claus.
This Finnish term epitomizes the local lifestyle, namely, it means that everyone has the freedom to roam the land. You can walk anywhere in nature! Explore the stunning forests, for example, which offer mushrooms, berries, remarkably fresh air, and wonderful sights of tall trees and vast lakes.
While often overlooked, Finland is actually the best destination for your next family ski trip. The skiing season often lasts longer than 6 months, from late October until May. Finland is home to hundreds and hundreds of kilometers worth of ski tracks, which, on darker winter days, are lit until late at night, and, during the spring, are illuminated by the sun for hours on end.
And Helsinki has the cleanest tap water of all big cities.
This remarkable country is not only known for its breathtaking flora and fauna, but also for its safe (city) life. People feel comfortable using public transport or walking alone in city parks at any hour of the day, and it has been found that 91% of wallets deliberately left around in Helsinki were returned to their rightful owner. How great is that?
That is the most saunas per capita in the world! Parents, are you craving some me-time? Then there is truly no better place to immerse in a day of wellness than in Finland.
Did you know that the Finnish state provides expectant mothers with a durable box with necessities for their newborn (clothes, nappies, toys, sheets, and a mattress), that all new mothers get paid maternity leave for almost a year, and that mothers with babies and buggies can use public transport for free? The benefits continue when the kids grow older, namely, Finnish education is ranked as one of the best in the world, and is entirely free of charge!
Yes, it’s true! But that shouldn’t be a surprise, right? Saunas, Santa Claus, sleighs, safety, flora and fauna, you name it!
Finland is home to many wild animals and birds, including bears, lynx, eagles, reindeer, swans, and the world’s rarest seal. If you’re lucky, you may spot them in their natural habitat!
We cannot and will not leave this reason out; Finland truly is the best place to engage in wintry adventures!
With the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel as your ‘home-base,’ you can marvel at the breathtaking Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed, go ice-fishing, explore surrounding national parks, visit nearby Santa-themed locations (mentioned above), or go for a unique husky sleigh ride. Doesn’t that sound like a dream come true for you and your little ones?