Pictures of Finland in Winter

Pictures Finland Winter. If you search for these three words on the net, you are bound to say Wow! With an open mouth. 😀

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Indeed, a dream destination!

What a fantastic feeling it is to look out of the window to see everything being bathed in white. Snow white! Snow!
If you are familiar with this sight and expression then you probably are aware you are in a beautiful place on this earth.

Finland, the Nordic wonderland sandwiched between Sweden and Russia celebrates year 2017 as centenary of its independence with yearlong celebrations. There can’t be a better reason or time than 2017 to visit Finland. In a fun way, you can also learn something about Finland.

Here I show you a slice of winter wonderland called Finland.

Saariselkä

In the wilderness, surrounded by pine trees

Picture yourself waking up to the sound of wilderness, spending the day crossing the expanse in the dramatic landscapes of Lapland, appeasing your hunger for adventure. Kids waste no time in rushing outside to make their snowmen while adults dig out their winter sports equipment.

Finland. I immediately fell in love with the country and its people. The temperature was mostly subzero but the warmth in people’s heart overpowered it. The arrival of the cold, dark, snowy winter doesn’t mean life stops. On the contrary Finns not only survive it, but enjoy it! And we did the same!

Holiday Club Resort in evening.
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I love this picture for everything it depicts about Lapland. Expanse of snow & forests, gloomy day and yet there are colors and life to complement that.

Doesn’t matter if Helsinki has little snow, there’s often up to a metre or more on the skiing slopes of Lapland. The snow season in northern Finland begins in November and lasts at least until May.

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Isn’t it a fairy land? 🙂

Santa has an office too!

Saimaa

Row houses of Holiday Club Resorts
Skating on frozen Lake Saimaa
Reindeer Safari, anyone?
What a blessing to have a Sauna on the frozen lake Saimaa. That’s Sauna house! 🙂

Helsinki

Winter in Finland varies in duration from three to seven months, depending on the part of the country, but regardless of location, it’s cold, dark and snowy. But these adjectives don’t disrupt life. Finns will get to do their daily chores and go to work or school in the morning, no matter how cold it is or how much snow has fallen. The people of Finland know how to make the most of the winter months.

Helsinki Cathedral in Senate Square
Trams run only in Helsinki city and that’s the best part of it. 🙂 Ask me why? .
Helsinki Railway Station. Inside it’s so lively and warm.
These windows stole my heart on a cold gloomy evening

Porvoo

Store houses along the frozen river Porvoo
Old Town Hall of Porvoo
The frozen river Porvoo in Black & White
A street that leads to the river

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Have you been to Finland during winters? Do you want to go there?

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46 thoughts on “Pictures of Finland in Winter

  1. Finland looks stunning! I really want to go to Lapland soon, while my daughter still believes in Santa! I grew up in Poland and their winter looks just like Poland-frozen and everything covered in snow. I now live in a climate where it doesn’t snow and can’t say I miss it, though it is pretty to look at.

    1. That would be a good reason to visit Lapland. 😀

      Maggie, right now I am in Poland!! Can understand how you feel about snow.

  2. This was a perfect post to read on a Sunday and recall this lovely visit. Rather amazing to see how we survived in such sub-zero temperatures for so many days…

    Btw I do wish we had spent a night at Porvoo…

  3. Finland looks brilliant through your photos.
    I’m going travelling in a few months mainly hot countries, might have to stop off in Finland on my way back to cool off!

  4. Ah, what a dreamy travelogue and the way you have described your visit to this fairy hinterland! You certainly have given me new wanderlust goals and Finland has to be on top of the bucket list. Reindeer safari, visit to the Helsinki city especially for that cathedral – everything is just gorgeous!

  5. Your pics of Finland are brilliant. By seeing the pictures I really wish to visit it. I never had been to such a beautiful pics. A street that leads to the river are eye catching. As you have said Trams run only in Helsinki city. Why not in other cities? I really want to know.

  6. Wow these photos are stunning! Saariselkä especially. Like Santa’s Christmas village. Definitely adding Finland to my bucket list!

  7. Looking at your photos sure brought back some great memories of my trip to Finland earlier this year. I went to Utsjoki in Lapland and love snowmobiling there. can’t believe how bumpy the ride was. Helsinki for me was snowy, windy and miserable but at least there were some good restaurants there to keep warm. 🙂

  8. Coming from Canada, I’m a big fan of winter. I would love to visit Finland and explore their winter culture as well! Lapland especially has been a dream to bring my kids to.

  9. I’m doing a 4 day trip in January with a friend. I didn’t make the arrangements and am ‘going with the flow’ but about had a heart attack when I was told we have to rent special clothes for the cold!

    1. Ha Ha that’s true!!

      The special clothes, especially for winters, are the only option for you in that cold!

      I am sure, you’d be fine.

  10. Absolutely stunning. It definitely does look like a fairy land! I have to say, that looks like a great place to spend Christmas in!

  11. It looks stunning! But sooooo cold!! I’m not good with the cold but would love to get all wrapped up and take a reindeer safari- and visit Santa’s office of course!!

  12. I’m one of the few people who loves winter, especially for travel. Less crowded and I love the snowy scenes. Finland looks like the perfect destination to visit in the winter!

  13. I was actually following your live updates when you were doing this trip! I am so glad you had fun and your pictures look even more stunning now. I think you just made me fall in love with Porvoo.

  14. How gorgeous. I’m not a fan of winter but I think I would be willing to brave it for those views. Those gorgeous red houses in Saimaa are such a contrast to the snow.

  15. What a magical looking place! It’s crazy how snow white Finland is. Its admirable that the Finnish just carry on with life with subzero temperature. I bet a sauna on frozen lake Saimaa is hard to pass up too.

  16. I have a club Mahindra membership and they have seven resorts in Finland. I have always been putting off going there as I was unaware of how beautiful it really was. Maybe your post and pics are just the kick I need to get started!

  17. What a beautiful photo essay. Helsinki looks gorgeous and I want to go on a reindeer safari. What kid wouldn’t love Santa’s office too – as you said, a fairy story

  18. I have not been to Finland, and I’m not sure I could endure the cold. I don’t know how they go through up to 7 months of it. Luckily it’s so beautiful – definite fairy land!

  19. We loved Finland, too, but we went in the summer and now I’d love to go visit in the winter! Porvoo is such a beautiful spot and I did some good shopping there. I would love to do a reindeer sleigh ride!

  20. I’ve only been to Finland in Summertime, however it looks beautiful with the snow. Doing a reindeer sleigh ride would be a bucket list experience. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos

  21. I have been to Finland in winter twice now. It’s a magical time to visit. Did you also see the Northern Lights?

    Even without the Northern Lights, I love going dog sledding, snowmobiling and reindeer sledding. I’ve also done some unique things there like stay in the snow castle in Kemi and go ice floating in the sea off an icebreaker. Plus, I love Finnish and Lappish food. The creamy reindeer soup is perfect after a cold day out and the Arctic berry wines are really fantastic.

  22. Porvoo looks very charming, what an idyllic winter wonderland. A reindeer safari in Lapland also sounds amazing, did you actually go on one?

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