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Hostelling International Tripbook for

Finland for sporty types

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Whether you’re in the stylish city of Helsinki, the medieval town of Turku or the winter wonderland of Lapland, Finland can provide the sports enthusiast with activities at every turn. Known as ‘the land of a thousand lakes’, it’s no surprise that the sailing here is brilliant. Sail through some of the thousands of islands that dot Finland’s archipelago and spot some wildlife including the majestic white-tailed sea eagle. Take advantage of the snow by skiing, snowshoeing or dog-sledding or even taking a trip on Santa’s reindeer sleigh! The magnificence of the fells and mountains should be explored on a hike through fragrant forest - stop at the 2,000 million-year-old Amethyst Mine to dig for your own sparkling piece of precious stone. Wade into a river, surrounded by breathtaking scenery as you fly-fish for salmon, and then cook it for dinner at the hostel while reminiscing about a day well spent.