Are you happy? Well, you will be! Once you go on a holiday getaway to a country known for providing happiness. Holidays without happiness are like eyes that lost their sight. In every aspect of life, every moment of the day, our minds and soul crave happiness beyond anything else. Irrespective of the place, spending time with your loved ones will give you immense happiness. Now, calculate the happiness you will receive when you step into the happiest country in the world with the people who make your world the happiest place. Trust me; the answer is an eternal amount of happiness.
Without further dragging, let’s burst into happiness by paying a visit to Finland, which is known as the happiest country in the world. Read more to find the best things to do in the happiest country.
Slumber under the Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis is one of Finland’s most notable exports (or Northern Lights). And one of the best spots on Earth to watch them is indeed in Lapland, in northern Finland. Many people fly into a big city, such as Rovaniemi or Levi, and spend a large portion of their holiday focusing on seeing the lights. This idea is awesome because many travel agencies offer these trips and excursions to direct you to them. However, if you have access to your vehicle, I advise travelling to more isolated places for at least a few days and locating them on your own.
Explore a lighthouse island
The world’s largest archipelago is located in Finland. There are lighthouses where there are islands. These lighthouses are amazing, too! Although Finland’s lighthouses are now mostly automated, they aren’t deserted, and many are great places to visit on day trips or weekends. Visit a remote island for a day or two to experience it; their isolation ensures peace, save for the sounds of the water. Just get on a boat or ferry and leave your problems behind, and the journey will likely relax you.
Experience the cuisines in Finland
Fresh, unprocessed foods that are straight from the soil, water, and forests are the foundation of Finnish cuisine. Due to the country’s short growing season, many items packed with vitamins, flavour, and colour are only available briefly. You will be in for a treat if you try traditional Finnish dishes or their most recent iterations. Be prepared to make room on your list of favourite meals, whether it’s mouthwatering bilberry pie, plant-based meat and dairy substitutes, or conventional salmon soup.
Meet and greet Mr and Mrs Claus at Santa Park
Why not travel to Rovaniemi in northern Finland instead of the North Pole? You can also meet and greet Mr and Mrs Claus and learn how to create gingerbread delicacies while enjoying Christmas snacks like an elf school. In addition to a post office where the elves will allow you to view all the letters they receive throughout the year, there is a calligraphy school where you can write a letter to Santa. The major attraction here is travelling through an underground tunnel to cross the Arctic Circle. The ultimate Santa experience for young children can be found all under one roof at Santa Park.
Visit the Siida Museum to learn about the history
The Siida Museum, one of Finland’s top museums, is situated in Inari on the picturesque Lake Inari. The Sami, also known as the Laplanders of Finland, were a semi-nomadic tribe, and the museum is devoted to presenting their narrative. Nature exhibitions, photo galleries, and interactive informational sections can all be found at Siida Museum. In addition to interesting rotating galleries and a theatre with exhibitions about the aurora, popularly known as the Northern Lights, the galleries trace the history of the Sami from prehistoric times to the present.
Go skiing in Levi
The Alpine World Cup Race is conducted annually at Levi, Finland’s most popular ski area. There are 26 ski lifts and an incredible 43 distinct slopes suitable for skiers of all skill levels. This area has 124 miles of trails, including black lines for downhill skiers and cross-country ski portions. There is a snowboard park specifically for snowboarders at the resort. The area offers a variety of activities for those who don’t ski, such as husky sledge rides and a lovely reindeer park.
Take a ride on a husky
Undoubtedly, riding a husky through a snowy environment while it’s snowing is the most well-known method to experience a husky ride. It is an amazing sensation to be hauled through the woods by a large pack of energetic Huskies. Huskies are not pressured into doing anything. They howl in excitement until they are eventually allowed to fulfil their purpose on Earth, which is to run, and they genuinely enjoy pulling humans along.
Find amethysts by mining them at Lampivaara Amethyst Mine
The only mine of its kind still in operation in Europe is the 200-million-year-old amethyst fall in Lampivaara. The mine is on a mountainside; to get there, you must either climb or ride a snowmobile through the Pyha-Luosto National Park. When you get there, you may learn more about the amethyst industry’s history in Finland and dig for amethysts using time-honoured methods. Amazingly, as long as they are smaller than a fist, you can keep any amethysts you find.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a cheap holiday getaway or a luxurious one; Finland will offer happiness for everyone who steps into it. Have the happiest of all holidays!
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