Lake Paijanna

City of Jyvaskyla Lake Views

Lake Paijanne is the second largest lake in Finland and probably the most popular with holiday makers. Located only a couple of hours from Helsinki, Lake Paijanne is the main lake on the Lake Paijanne water route in central Finland’s…

Lake Saimaa

Shore View of  Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa, in Finland’s Lakeland Region, is a lake you could spend a lifetime exploring! Nearly 1700 square miles of water and over 13,500 islands make the Saimaa Lake District one of Finland’s most striking water bodies. Created by the…

Lake Inari

Snowmobile Route Gate-Inari Village

Lake Inari, in the Lapland area of northern Finland, is a hot fishing destination. Also called Lake Inarijarvi, the huge lake near the northern tip of Finland is well-known as an ideal fishing lake for brown trout, lake trout, grayling,…

Lake Oulujarvi

Lake Oulujarvi Sandy Shoreline

Lake Oulujarvi, located in the Kajaani region of Finland’s Lakeland District, is the perfect holiday destination all year round. Called the ‘Kainuu Sea’, the lake is not actually a sea but the result of melting and receding glaciers. The fifth…

Lake Lappajarvi

Lake Lappajarvi Serenity

Lake Lappajarvi is different from most other lakes in Finland. The depression the lake lies in is actually a meteorite crater! An estimated 73 million years ago, a large meteorite hit the earth in Western Finland, creating a massive dent…

Lake Keitele

Lake Keitele in Winter

Lake Keitele spans an impressive 122,000 acres in Central Finland’s Lakeland District. The lake is connected to Lake Paijanne (271,800 acres) via the Keitele-Paijanne Canal. Completed in 1993, the 25-mile canal has five automated locks that allow boats to navigate…

Lake Pielinen

Lake Pielinen Car Ferry

Lake Pielinen, in Finland’s Lakeland District, is a well-known vacation getaway to native Finns. The huge lake is dotted with islands, one of which is inhabited. Less than 15 miles from the Russian border, the clear waters of Lake Pielinen…

Lake Hoytiainen

Lake Hoytiainen, also known as the Sea of Karelia, is a 72,402-acre freshwater lake located in the North Karelia region of eastern Finland. Whether visiting in summer or winter, the Lake Hoytiainen area is an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland. Recreational offerings…