Destination Finland, Happiness and the Midnight Sun

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10 Feb

Day four of New York Fashion Week and we look at one of the most fashionable places to visit in Europe.. Finland.

Finland is a rapidly growing travel destination and has recently become the happiest nation on earth according to a UN report.

A country full of extremes with four beautiful seasons and four distinct regions that include the Helsinki capital region, Lapland, Lakeland and the Archipelago.

Helsinki is a meeting place of eastern and western Europe, a crossover that makes it one of the liveliest cities in Europe.

Lapland's natural splendours such as the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun provide visitors with a holiday experience that is completely different from anything else.

Lakeland is the largest lake district in Europe. A blue labyrinth of lakes, islands, rivers and canals, interspersed with forests and ridges, stretching for hundreds of kilometres, a staggeringly beautiful expanse.

The world’s largest archipelago is on Finland's coast with old wooden towns, lighthouses, historical manors and stone churches and large national parks stretching over land and sea.

Around Midsummer in northern Finland, the sun does not set for several weeks. In Utsjoki, Lapland, for example, a single, long summer day lasts for over two months. Even in the south, the ’night’ consists of a period of prolonged twilight rather than real darkness.

Imagine reaching for your book at midnight sitting by a restful lakeside in clear daylight or leaving a Helsinki nightclub to find the sun has risen before you have had the chance to go to bed!

There are also 5 million people and over 3 million saunas ..

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