Why visit Finland and Iceland

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In need of revitalisation, relaxation and serenity? Slow down the pace, relax and explore Nordic purity. There’s good reason why Finland and Iceland are two of the happiest countries to live in – both are lands of the magical midnight sun contrasted by the Northern lights and home to geothermic pools aplenty, ideal for rejuvenation.

Here’s more as to why you should choose to visit Iceland or visit Finland – two perfect destinations to soothe mind, body and soul.

An enchanting Nordic summer

Endless summer days in the lands of the midnight sun

Known as the “Lands of the Midnight Sun” – Finland and Iceland both share a unique experience that’s only available in select countries of the world. Nature presents the total contrast of a winter with little sunlight, to a summer with complete sunlight, for 24 hours a day in these Nordic countries.

Venturing north of the Arctic circle means the sun does not set between May until August. Experience the midnight sun and watch the Nordics come alive in the summer – the once chill, dark wintry days of Finland and Iceland are soon replaced with days outside in the heat, enjoying the endless daylight. Enjoy a nocturnal swim and saunas of Finnish or Icelandic pools with lakes and sea waters warmed up for the entire summer.


The Northern Lights of Finland and Iceland

And of course, on the flip-side of the delights of the midnight sun is the magical Nordic winter – and the opportunity to witness the extraordinary Northern Lights. Having occurred since the dawn of our planet, these lights are a staple phenomenon of our world – and are a must-see when visiting countries such as Finland or Iceland.

Marvel in the wonders of the dusk greens, pastel blues, pinks and purples of the awe-inspiring lights as they dominate the skies – spotted from both Finland and Iceland, the Aurora Borealis capture the imagination of their watchers as much as they impress.

Nordic wellbeing

Revitalise your body, mind and soul

As well as providing the opportunity to witness stunning world-renowned phenomena, Finland and Iceland are also well known for their tranquil, serene settings and intrinsic ways of completely slowing down the pace.

Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland – located near to Reykjavik, this geothermic spa home to volcanic earth filled pools, saunas, steam rooms and more geothermic facilities for the ultimate relaxation. Whether you experience the outside pools helping you to de-stress in luxury, or swim to the in-water bar to enjoy a refreshing beverage – the Blue Lagoon has something for everyone, and is thought of to be one of the top things to do in Iceland. You can even enjoy an in-water massage in the natural geothermic seawater – allowing you to fully relax and harness the Nordic wellness this area resonates. Find out more of the best things to do in Reykjavik.

Although there’s no Blue Lagoon in Finland, you can experience Finnish-wellness on your trip by taking to a Finnish sauna. Nestled in serene forests by the side of lakes, these saunas are the basis for a well-renowned activity and tradition that Finnish folk have participated in for thousands of years. Arguably one of the best things to do in Finland, these natural saunas are the perfect escape to revitalise from the stresses of everyday life.

Relax and revitalise in Finland with our tailored itinerary – find yourself enjoying the natural world whilst focusing on your health and wellbeing, allowing you to relax and recharge at your own pace. Loose yourself in nature, purity and serenity.

Alternatively, incorporate music into your Finland wellness trip – our Relax, Rejuvenate and Opera itinerary is the perfect combination of relaxation and culture. With access to Jarvisydian spa, experience Finnish culture in five different saunas, all before your trip to Olavinlinaa Castle to enjoy an enchanting night at the opera.

And to really get in touch with your health and wellbeing, take the Rent a Finn life balance quiz. It provides you with your personal life balance report with inspiration on how to reduce stress and improve life performance!

Find out more about two of the happiest places to live in the world - Finland and Iceland - and how Long Travel can create a tailored, unique itinerary to ensure your luxury Nordic adventure is the perfect wellbeing experience for you and loved ones.


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