Finland's 187,888 Lakes

January 25, 2024 in Wild Numbers
Finland's 187,888 Lakes

Finland is famous for its unique landscape shaped by water, but did you know that there are exactly 187,888 lakes (larger than 500 m²) within the territory of Finland?

The beauty of northern lakes is doubled by thick pine forests, rolling hills and two months of midnight sun (when the sun remains visible for the full 24 hours during summer).

The picturesque forests and clear-water lakes are the perfect setting for fishing or canoeing activities. But the best way to discover the true beauty of Finland, home to 37 national parks and the biggest wilderness areas in Europe, is through hiking, nordic walking or cycling. With so much to do, local guided tours can come in handy when deciding for your next outdoor adventure in this superb country.