Best time to visit Finland

Boating

Finland's huge number of channels, lakes, and long coastline with thousands of islands offer some of the best boating around!

Boating in Finland - Best Time
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A curious fact about Baltic countries is that they have numerous islands and a huge quantity of lakes in the inland territories. Finland is known as the country of a thousand lakes, but it also has tens of thousands of islands.

 Boat trip to Kaunissaari Island near Helsinki city
Boat trip to Kaunissaari Island near Helsinki city
Saimaa Lake
Saimaa Lake

The Finnish coastline stretches from the Gulf of Finland to the Aland Islands and to the Gulf of Bothnia in the north. Thus, boats are quite a common means of transport here though the waters may be a real challenge for sailors because of numerous rocks and reefs. Luckily, all the channels are well marked and charted and the seas are calm, but still any cruise needs strong navigational skills. It is a perfect destination for sailors or just those that want to sit back and enjoy an interesting cruise.

Aland Archipelago
Aland Archipelago

The best season for boating in Finland is summer, as the days are really long, the winds are light, and the sea is calm. Finland's some 180,000 lakes and 80,000 islands ensure you've chosen the right place for a boating experience.

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