Finland: the land of primeval, balance between human and nature, magic and energy. The land of 188,000 lakes and many rivers, the northern lights and the ancient forest.
The area nowadays known as Finland was inhabited for the first time around 8,500 BC. It is currently one of the sparsely populated countries in Europe, and in many parts it seems like the time has stood still. The untouched nature, the tranquil environment when a lot of snow has fallen, the peace and space: in Finland you can regain the sense of balance between human and nature as intended by Mother Earth.
Finland can be divided into three main geographical regions, each with its own unique character. The south and west parts are characterized by a low-lying coastal strip where you will find the most important cities in the country. The coastal strip turns into a very large wooded inland lake plateau: The Finnish Lakeland. Here 60,000 lakes dominate the landscape, many of which are interconnected by short rivers, streams and canals. The third part of Finland is located in the north of the arctic circle and is part of Lapland. Here the land is sparsely wooded and almost infertile, but not any less impressive.
Finland has a continental climate with short, warm summers and long, cold winters. In the far north the summer lasts 73 days and the midnight sun can be admired. The sun does not set for seventy consecutive days. A special and magical experience for everyone who is used to light during the day and darkness at night. A very large part of Finland has been covered by a thick layer of snow for more than half of the year. In Lapland, one to two metres of snow can fall each year, making the entire area a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts. Always provide warm clothing: due to the relatively little sunlight that the area receives, it can cool down quickly. During a polar night it can freeze up to 35 degrees!
Taiga School is located in the heart of Finland, by the largest unregulated freshwater source in the country, Lake Kitka, and in the middle of the Taiga forest with its more than six hundred years old trees. From Taiga School you can undertake many special activities, such as ice fishing, sleigh rides with huskies, or immerse yourself in the traditional rituals of the Finnish sauna. You can choose to stay in our log cabin or spend the night in our hotel. Every activity guarantees an unique and unforgettable experience!