HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Make a holiday rental home or chalet in Finland your home away from home

Finland is a beautiful country, located between Russia and Sweden. The breathtaking landscapes are unforgettable, filled with wildlife and the ideal base for an adventure. The country is truly magical, covered in thick, majestic forests and littered with timeless lake scenery. In the north, the sun doesn't set for several weeks, which is a truly amazing experience, but it is the ski and spa resorts in Finland that really draw the crowds.

Things to do in Finland

Finland is a magnificent place to get away from it all during the summer months. The stunningly unspoilt natural scenery will capture your heart, and reinvigorate your mind. There are some 180,000 lakes making up the landscape, and as a result, sailing and fishing holidays are simply sensational. Huge, wild salmon are caught on a regular basis, and information on Finland's finest fishing locations is easily found. There is nothing in the world more peaceful than taking a kayak and a fishing rod and silently paddling along one of Finland's many lakes. Salmon, rainbow trout, perch and pike are the most popular fish to catch on holiday in Finland.

Hiking, riding and cycling holidays are particularly special in Finland due to the enormous amount of wildlife that you will see, (as well as the absolutely breath-taking scenery that you will discover). Bear watching is a particularly popular activity on Finland holidays, which starts in April as the bears leave their layers after the winter hibernation. Moose, elk, reindeer, flying squirrel, whooper swan, wolves and the world's largest falcon, the Gyrfalcon can often be seen in Finland, and if you are lucky, wild lynx can also be seen in the northern region.

Winter sports thrive in Finland. Holidays skiing in Finland are absolutely magnificent, and the huge variety of winter sports completely unique to the county (reindeer skiing springs to mind), will inspire and enthral even the most seasoned snow sports enthusiasts. Those looking to go skiing in Finland should look to the fairytale landscapes of Iso-Syote, Levi, Ruka, Salla or Yllas. Ski and spa resorts in Finland are particularly popular, and visitors are spoilt for choice.

Places to visit on holiday in Finland

Eastern Finland, or Itä-Suomen lääni in Finish, is a beautiful region, home to some of the most luxurious ski and spa resorts in Finland. Spa holidays are particularly special, and the castles that stand on the lakesides are truly spectacular.

You will always see reindeer from a Finland holiday rental in Lapland, an area in the north of Finland, very close to the Arctic Circle. The pure, unspoilt nature of Lapland makes it a stunning retreat, perfect for any outdoor pursuits. Skiing holidays in Finland are particularly special here too.

Weather in Finland

Region variations are large, with parts of northern Finland located well within the Arctic Circle. In general however, you can expect monthly average temperatures of around 18°C from June until August, and temperatures below freezing from December until the beginning of April. February is the coldest month, experiencing average temperatures of -7°C.

Travel to Finland

The main airport in Finland is Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL), located about 5km outside the Finish capital. Served by direct flights from Dublin (DUB),Londonand Manchester (MAN), Helsinki is the most used airport for holidays to Finland, but Ryanair also provide direct flights to Tampere (TMP) in Eastern Finland fromLondonStansted (STN).

Favorite
    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
    Exceptional! 5/5
    (10 reviews)
    avg/night
    10
    Favorite
      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (13 reviews)
      avg/night
      13
      Favorite
        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
        avg/night
        1
        Favorite
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          1
          Favorite
            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
            avg/night
            1
            Favorite
              avg/night
              0
              Favorite
                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                2
                Favorite
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                  View details for price
                  2
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    View details for price
                    1
                    Favorite
                      avg/night
                      0
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        avg/night
                        2
                        Favorite
                          avg/night
                          0
                          Favorite
                            avg/night
                            0
                            Favorite
                              avg/night
                              0
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (15 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                15
                                Favorite
                                  avg/night
                                  0
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    1
                                    Favorite
                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                      avg/night
                                      0
                                      Favorite
                                        avg/night
                                        0
                                        Favorite
                                          avg/night
                                          0
                                          Favorite
                                            avg/night
                                            1
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              0
                                              Favorite
                                                avg/night
                                                0
                                                Favorite
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  avg/night
                                                  0
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    avg/night
                                                    1
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      avg/night
                                                      1
                                                      Favorite
                                                        avg/night
                                                        1
                                                        Favorite
                                                          avg/night
                                                          2
                                                          Favorite
                                                            avg/night
                                                            0
                                                            Favorite
                                                              avg/night
                                                              0
                                                              Favorite
                                                                avg/night
                                                                0
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  1
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    0
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      1
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        0
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          0
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            0
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              0
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                0
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  0
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    0
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      0
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        0
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            0
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                0
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  0
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      2

                                                                                                      Self-Catering Finland - Holiday Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Outstanding

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Superb cottage in beautiful setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My husband, myself and our 3 adult children had a lovely winter break in this superb cottage. Everything was provided for a comfortable stay, we were very sad to leave. The ski resort at Pyha was ideal and we rented snowmobiles from Pyha Safaris. The Amethyst mine is well worth a visit and we were lucky enough to see the northern lights from the cottage. We love winter holidays in Finland and would definitely recommend this cottage. The owner was very helpful with the booking and any queries that we had. Hope to return one day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017