Finland holds the perfect combination of well preserved nature and urban life. Though it is deep north, hidden in a vast forest, Finland comes out on top as one of the most active places. Long winters are no excuse for Finns, as they continue to ski through May. Whether you choose to visit in the summer or the winter, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with your experience, no matter the season. Summer highlights include music festivals, fresh island fish, and weekends spent at a cottage. Winter highlights include relaxing in the sauna after a day of trekking through the snow, and viewing the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) while sitting by a wood fire.