This guide is designed to encourage people who visit or move to Finland from abroad to explore Finnish nature, to find recreational activities that appeal to them and to prepare food from natural ingredients such as berries, mushrooms and fish. The publication includes links to websites with more information. You can also read about the experiences of people who have moved to Finland from other countries and their thoughts on Finnish nature and recreational opportunities.
Spending time in the great outdoors has long traditions in Finland. Most Finns like pastimes that involve being outside. Finnish nature offers ample opportunities for exercise, relaxation or just enjoying the scenery. Finnish forests and lakes are also a source of tasty and healthy food, such as berries, mushrooms and fish. Enjoying nature is free, and the four seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn) each present different recreational opportunities.