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Active vacation in Finland - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Active leisure in Finland includes all kinds of winter entertainment. The country has more than a hundred ski resorts with routes of varying complexity, hoists, artificial lighting and a developed tourist infrastructure. Lapland resorts Levi, Rovaniemi, Ylläs-Kolari are noted to have the longest slopes. Fans of extreme sports from different countries of the world are attracted by the maximum differences of heights on the slopes of the hills of Himos and Jyväskylä. In the resort of Vuokatti is built a tunnel, where you can ski throughout the year at optimum temperatures. Finnish ski schools propose telemarketing, snowboarding, freestyle, and ice surfing courses. A visit to the Lapland cannot be imagined without a trip through the snow-covered forest in a sleigh harnessed by reindeer, or ice fishing on a frozen lake in the company of deer shepherds. Lovers of dogs will enjoy a live contact with the Arctic huskies in the course of dog sledding.
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Finnish ski resorts also have a variety of summer entertainment. Picturesque landscapes of the mountain tundra Iso-Syuyute invite tourists to partake in hiking with a stop in the Lapland plague, and eating deer soup directly from the fire. The originals can play Frisbee golf at the Levi resort. Visitors to the National Park Pyhä-Luosto are proposed captivating excursion to the amethyst mine, where precious stones are mined. A visit to the resort of Ruka can be diversified by rafting on canoes or rafts. In Lapland Saariselkä, it is recommended to fish in the bosom of nature at the purest stream, or to participate in the search for gold in the village of the explorers of Tankavaar.
In the deer park of Salla surrounded by a pristine nature, there are many paths laid out for fans of hiking. During the summer in Sappie, tourists can experience the thrill of mountain biking, play a game of golf or paintball, make a kayak trip, fish or go on a journey through the picturesque forests of southern Finland. Ylläs Resort proposes guests an ascent to the top of the Yllästunturi hill on Icelandic horses or to engage in traditional horse riding. In the rope park “Adrenaline” in the town of Rauch, you can stroll along rope and wire routes, rotating logs or narrow tunnels. In addition, at the famous Imatra waterfall you can try an upside down flight on a thin rope over a rocky canyon. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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A wonderful conclusion to an active day will be acquaintance with the nightlife of Finland. In the heart of the capital for almost half a century operates the legendary institution “Tavastia”. This is one of the oldest rock clubs in Europe where venerable rock musicians perform to this day. The popular club “Kaarle XII” occupies an ancient building erected in the beginning of the 20th century. There is a spacious dance floor in the theatrical interiors of the establishment with wooden finishes and an old spiral staircase. Regulars of the club enjoy modern music there. In the center of Helsinki you will find one of the best European jazz clubs “Storeville”, where Finnish and foreign jazz musicians play four times a week. The club has a summer terrace, a restaurant and a piano bar, a well-illuminated stage with excellent sound, and a dance floor.
“Klubi” nightclub in Tampere is part of the amazing arena “Tullikamery”, located in the estate of the early 20th century. The establishment hosts performances of famous foreign bands, and at other times plays different genres of music. Of the obvious advantages of the club are; low prices, a restaurant with a smorgasbord and free Wi-Fi. There is an institution called “Yo-talo” in the Austrian modernist styled building. It is a place with excellent acoustics and an extensive musical repertoire. Concerts or performances are frequently organized on the summer terrace in the courtyard. The “Burs” night club is located on the market square of Turku. It is a popular place with an excellent dance floor, a pleasant atmosphere, a wide range of tracks from Finnish local DJs, large assortment of beverages and outstanding lighting.
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In the center of Jyväskylä there is the “Katsa” establishment, which consists of a club, a disco, a pub and a cocktail bar. The club often hosts shows and performance of popular DJs. In the pub and cocktail bar you will find a great selection of wines and the city’s best gin tonic. In the early 90’s of the 20th century, the rock-oriented club “45 Special” was opened in Oulu. Today, the basic trend of the club is a combination of incompatibles: various colors, textures, ornaments and musical styles. In the building of the former cinema of the city of Pori is operational the night club “Kino”. Here the setting and atmosphere of the old cinema have been preserved. Futuristic interiors of the establishment were created in the best traditions of science fiction and resemble rooms of a spaceship. In addition to incendiary parties, the club hosts concerts of Finnish musicians.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Finland

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Finland
♥   Restaurant 'Juuri' Helsinki. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Kaskis' Turku. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Kuurna' Helsinki. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Lyon' HELSINKI. Type - French. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Muru' Helsinki. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks in Finland
♥   Amusement park 'Nokkakivi' Lievestuore. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'PowerPark' Alahärmä. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Puuhamaa' Tervakoski. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Särkänniemi' Tampere. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Tykkimäki' Kouvola. On the map   Photos
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Finland
♥   National Park 'Kauhanevan-Pohjankankaan kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kolin kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Koloveden kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kurjenrahkan kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Lauhanvuoren kansallispuisto' . On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in Finland

Bath Gloskar

From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
Travellers who rest in Finland near Lake Larsmo, have an opportunity to visit a sauna, which is located on a real ferry. It has been built on a unique project and represents an impressive size complex, whose weight is 36 tons. A very beautiful sauna has been built on the ferry. It resembles a fairy-tale castle, up to 20 people at a time can have rest in it. Guests of the sauna are served by a professional crew. They will have an opportunity not only to soak in a real Finnish sauna, but also to make an unforgettable water trip on lake Larsmo.

The ferry was specially equipped to accommodate the sauna and is unique in its kind. There is an original sauna at the pier Café 7 broar, it can be rented by everyone. Typically, the duration of the lease is 4 - 5 hours. The ferry has spacious open … Read all

Saunabus

From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
Guests of Helsinki can order a wheeled bus sauna for recreation. This is a classic Finnish sauna, which has been furnished in a big bus. The latter did not lose its original purpose after modernization. The sauna can be ordered to any neighbourhood of the city and to the surrounding areas. Some tourists go by this bus to watch city sights.

The idea of creating 'sauna on wheels' belongs to a young designer Heikki Tolonen. He has been assisted by a team of talented young specialists. It is important to note that Tolonen is an experienced specialist in the design of different vehicles, so the sauna for him was not the first project of this kind. The interior of the bus was decorated with wood and bright fabrics. The sauna is equipped with a pleasant lighting system.

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IHG Brings Its voco Brand to Scotland

As hotels in Scotland might open in April or May, the opening of two new hotels is a signal that life is slowly going back to normal and leisure travel will resume closer to summer. The name of the brand – voco – means “invite” or “call together” in Latin. The Glasgow hotel will be the first property by this brand in Scotland. The voco Grand Central Glasgow is a rebranded property open instead of the existing Grand Central Hotel. IHG reimagined the popular place, retaining its original charm. The new Glasgow hotel now features 230 rooms, meeting and event spaces, and an interesting option – a possibility to contact resident experts known as voco hosts who are ready to explore the most interesting parts of the city together with guests. voco Grand Central is a perfectly suitable choice for both leisure and business travelers. Read this

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Finland

Helsinki
A visit to Heureka entertainment complex will be no less interesting. All of its expositions and rides are very curious and will be definitely loved by young travelers. During the tour you can learn a lot about the features of the human body, amazing natural phenomena and examples that show natural laws of physics. On the territory of the entertainment complex you will also find a park, where you will find rich exhibition of minerals. Tourists, who enjoy walking in beautiful places, are … Read more
Tampere
Travelers who don’t imagine their rest without sports entertainment will be pleasantly surprised by an abundance of modern sports and recreation centers. Among much of them vacationers point out Go Go, Atletico and Fressi centers. They are ready to offer gyms equipped with modern stuff; customers always have an opportunity to work out under the supervision of experienced trainers. A favorite holiday destination among visitors of the city is a picturesque Pyynikki Park. It is perfect for a … Read more
Oulu
The largest pyramidal greenhouse is 16-meter-long and outwardly resembles a huge crystal. Another greenhouse is also striking in its size, reaching 14 meters in height. This one contains a variety of citrus and olive trees. Besides, you can see with your own eyes how pineapples grow. The most favorable time to visit the Botanical Gardens is the warm season when plants typical of Finland are blooming in its open areas. A must-visit for curious tourists is Oulu's research center called … Read more
Lahti
In the immediate vicinity of the city is the large winter sports center Salpausselka. It is ready to offer first-class ski jumping hills, as well as great slopes for snowboarding. This sports complex regularly hosts international sports competitions, but most of the year it is still available for free visits. Here you can attend a ski school so it would be interesting for beginners to visit the sports center. Sports equipment rentals and ski gear stores are available for experienced athletes. … Read more
Lapland
The charming park of Riisitunturin kansallispuisto attracts tourists with its mountainous landscapes. Vacationers can stroll through the picturesque foothills and then climb to one of the peaks and evaluate a panoramic view. Perämeren kansallispuisto is considered one of the most interesting parks; you can reach it by water only. Speaking of natural things, we should definitely mention the lovely Ranua Zoo. This picturesque corner of nature became home to hundreds of animals and birds; some … Read more

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