Once you get to Finland, consider planning your trip so that you can cover as many towns as possible. Like most capital cities, Helsinki does not represent the entire country. If you want to understand the culture, talk to the locals who live far away from the capital city, so that you can see how life is in smaller towns. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to find accommodation outside of Helsinki, check out all the options below.
If you want to escape big city life, this superb apartment in Espoo is a perfect choice. Set right next to a lake, you will be able to enjoy nature and swim as much as you want, while still having easy access to the shops and restaurants close by. The apartment is fully furnished and provides all amenities needed, including a fully functional kitchen.
Peaceful, large and sunny apartment in Espoo
Price: from 25 USD
Number of Guests: 3
This wooden cottage will give you the privacy you want, right in the middle of nature. The area is perfect for jogging, swimming and other outdoor sports. It’s a good choice when travelling with kids, as it will give them a lot of freedom in an area that is safe for them to run around and play in. It is best if you have your own transportation, as you will be a bit further away from the towns and shops.
Vacation home in Ylitornio
Price: from 35 USD
Number of Guests: 3
A great choice both in the summer and the winter, this vacation home is set on the shores of Lake Raanujärvi. The location is rather isolated, so it is best suited for those who are travelling with their own car. There is a sauna available on the premises and in the winter, the fireplace gives the cottage a warm and cosy feeling.
Vacation home Raanumökki 1 in Pello - 4 persons, 1 bedrooms
This modern apartment has everything one might need from a home: a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a convenient parking place, more than enough dishes and a location that is right in the centre of Kuopio. This is a very good choice if you want to discover Kuopio. The apartment is very spacious and also offers good light. On top of all that, there are many shops and restaurants close by, should you feel like going out.
Within walking distance from the lake, Apartment Kallioharjuntie offers you everything you need in a nice area. It has the perfect surroundings for biking or even for skiing in the winter. The flat is spacious, designed in an old Finnish style. It is also a place where work can be combined with pleasure, as WiFi is available.
With its great location and indoor swimming pool, Hotel Korpilampi in Espoo offers customers a high standard of accommodation. If you’re planning on a visit to Nuuskio National Park, then this is an excellent place to base yourself. You can have a relaxing stay here and get closer to nature in the process.
Living in a small cottage on the shore of Lake Kyrösjärvi can be a dream life for many people. It’s perfect even if you’re travelling with kids, as there’s a big playground available for them to explore. The sunset views here are amazing as well. The cottages vary in size and amenities provided, but you’ll certainly be able to find one that suits your needs.
The Sulkava area is popular for windsurfing, so if you’re interested in practising some water sports, staying at Telakanavan Camping is a good choice. Don’t hesitate to hire some bikes from them and go for a ride in this marvellous green environment. The chalets are basic but provide everything needed. If you visit in the winter, the fireplace will contribute to the cosy and warm atmosphere.
Telakanavan camping ja oluttupa in Sulkava
Address: 1139 Lohilahdentie, 58610 Sulkava, Finland (see map)
Price: from 35 USD
With its playful and colourful design, Warkhaus Apartments in Varkaus has a very positive vibe from the moment you walk in. They offer free bicycles to all their customers. The kitchen is fully equipped and even provides spices. Aside from this, a hearty breakfast is included in the price of the room. Warkhaus Apartments is definitely good value for your money.
This vacation home on the shore of a magnificent lake will give you all the comfort you need. It’s a good place to unwind and disconnect from daily stress. The sauna is perfect for relaxing, both before and after a swim in the lake. If you pass through Jyväskylä, you won’t regret choosing this pretty vacation house as your home for the duration of your stay.
Vacation home Villa paasirinne b in Toivakka - 4 persons, 1 bedrooms
Learn to love nature again
Finland is the perfect place to get closer to nature, especially in the summer. The small towns and villages have an abundance of cute summer cottages, set right next to a lake, making the Finish countryside a great place to relax. There are many options for isolated accommodation as well, all of which will help provide you with your much-needed break.
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