Frequently asked questions about Lakeland

Map of routes in the lLakeland Finland

Where is the Lakeland Finland situated?

The Lakeland region is located in the central part of Finland, spanning several regions such as Tampere Region, Lahti Region, Jyväskylä Region, North Karelia Region and Häme Region.

To reach the Lakeland region in Finland, you have several options depending on your starting point and preferred mode of transportation:

1. By Air: If you are traveling from abroad, the easiest way to reach Lakeland is to fly into one of the major airports in Finland, such as Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) in Helsinki or Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP) in Tampere. From there, you can continue your journey to the Lakeland region by train, bus, or rental car.

2. By Train: Finland has an extensive and reliable train network. You can take a train from Helsinki or other major cities to reach towns within the Lakeland region, such as Tampere, Jyväskylä, Lahti or Hämeenlinna. Trains offer a comfortable and scenic way to travel through Finland.

3. By Bus: Buses are another convenient option for reaching the Lakeland region. There are regular bus services connecting major cities to towns within the Lakeland area. You can check the schedules and book tickets through the websites of bus companies like Matkahuolto or Onnibus.

4. By Car: If you prefer the flexibility of driving, renting a car is a good option. You can rent a car from airports or major cities and drive to the Lakeland region. Finland has a well-maintained road network, and driving allows you to explore the region at your own pace.

Once you arrive in the Lakeland region, you can use local transportation options like buses or trains to travel between towns and explore the beautiful lakes and landscapes the region has to offer.

Plan Your Trip

  • You’ll find hundreds of reasons to fall in love with Lakeland Finland – whether it’s the people, the stunning landscape, nature, city, sauna or activities.

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  • You can fly, cruise or drive.

    Arriving by plane: Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) airport near the capital city is the country’s biggest airport and offers many connections to and from other parts of the country and abroad.

    Tampere Airport, officially Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, is the second largest international airport in Finland. The airport is located approximately 17 km away from the city center of Tampere and there are excellent train and bus connections to other Lakeland cities from Tampere.

    Arriving by boat is also an option. Helsinki has boat connections with several countries including Germany, Poland, Sweden, Latvia and Estonia. There are also many companies that offer Baltic Sea cruises, with some stopping at ports in Finland for day trips

    If you’re planning to take a road trip, you can bring your own car and cross the Baltic to Finland by boat. You can also drive into Finland from Sweden or Norway via the northwestern border. The Finnish roads are in good condition and safe to drive by car.

    From the website you can conveniently see train and bus schedules from Helsinki to cities in Lake Finland.

    No matter how you choose to get there, Lakeland Finland is a beautiful destination with plenty to offer travelers.

  • Lakeland Finland is a year-round destination, with something special to offer every season. 

    If you  want to experience a “real” winter, with snow and ice, then you should come to Lakeland during the cold season. 

    After a long winter, the Finnish spring is welcome and everyone is overjoyed to see the snow melt away, the days grow longer, and the sun appear more frequently.

    Lakeland Finland has always attracted visitors during the summer months. The summer months throughout Finland are known for their white nights. It’s the perfect time to unwind in a traditional Finnish way, leaving the stress and rush of daily life behind.

    Finnish autumn is colourful in Lakeland Finland. “Ruska” is the Finnish word for the season when the leaves of the trees turn yellow and red, transforming the forests into magical places to be explored by hiking or cycling.

    No matter the time of year, Lakeland cities and nature always have something interesting to see and do. And of course, it’s always sauna season. So whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, Lakeland Finland is the perfect destination for a year-round getaway.

    Four seasons of Lakeland Finland
  • Finland is a Nordic country that’s located in northern Europe by the Baltic Sea. It has some 5.5 million inhabitants and has been recognized as the happiest country in the world for several years running.   

    The official languages are Finnish and Swedish. Most Finns are also fluent in English (nine out of 10 Finns speak it). German is also quite common, with three out of 10 Finns speaking Deutch.

    What’s Finland’s currency?
    The Euro is the Finland’s official currency.

    Major credit cards are accepted in most places in Finland, and tipping is not mandatory nor expected. However, you can still show your appreciation for exceptional service by leaving a tip, or simply make someone’s day with a little extra kindness.

    Time zone
    Eastern European Time (EET) UTC offset UTC+02:00

    Do I need a passport or visa to enter the country?  
    You need a valid national passport or another equivalent that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality. If you aren’t a citizen of Finland or another European Economic Area (EEA) country, you may also need a visa. Please check with your local Finnish Embassy, and they’ll be happy to help you.  
    The emergency phone number in Finland is 112  
    Please call 112 if you need urgent medical attention or help from firefighters or police.  

    What’s it like to drive in Finland?
    Finns drive on the right side of the road. The roads in Lakeland Finland are safe and well-maintained. In the summer, the maximum speed limit on major roads is 120 km/h, while in the winter it’s 100 km/h.

    Weather and the four seasons
    The winter months in Lakeland Finland are typically December to March and then temperature often drops below freezing, while during spring and autumn, the temperature typically ranges between +10 to +20 degrees Celsius. The summer months from June to August are usually warm, ranging from around +15 to +30 degrees Celsius.

    It’s important to consider dressing appropriately for the season when traveling to Lakeland Finland. 

    Is Finland safe?
    Finland can be considered one of the safest travel destinations in the world. Finns are renowned for their honesty. You’ll be pleased to find that the roads and infrastructure are very well-maintained, ensuring smooth travels throughout the country.

    What’s more, Finland boasts the best drinking water in the world, with Lakeland Finland providing an even more exceptional quality that is even enjoyed in the capital city of Helsinki. Corruption is practically non-existent in Finland, allowing for a fair and just society.

    With plenty of open spaces, Finland offers an abundance of natural beauty and clean air that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. And to top it off, the food is just as pure and wholesome as the country itself. Furthermore, Finland’s healthcare system is among the best in the world, providing peace of mind for both travelers and residents alike.

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