In your last holidays you have travelled to the South of Europe and visited warmer regions while staying in a Central Portugal apartment or in Greater Lisbon accommodation? Now it's time to discover the Northern countries of Scandinavia. From castles to racing rapids to the largest archipelago, South-Western Finland has more than enough to occupy visitors during the whole of their stay. South-Western Finland, Finland Proper or Varsinais-Suomi as it is known in Finnish, is where the Finns lived in ancient times and gradually the entire island came to be known as Finland. In South-Western Finland there are over 22,000 islands, as well as many holiday cottages South-Western Finland.
In Tampere, between two lakes, sit the Pyyniki Ridge and Observation Tower. Pyyniki Ridge is the highest gravel ridge in the world and tourists can enjoy hiking or riding a bicycle through it. The Tammerkoski Rapids offers amazing views on a hike that takes tourists past the old Tampella mills. Holiday homes South-Western Finland are great for families, and for hockey enthusiasts, the Vaprikki Museum Centre offers an interesting exhibition about the country's hockey team. Also not to be missed is the Näsinneula Observation Tower, standing at 168 meters high, it offers spectacular views of the lakes and city. South Western Finland isn't the only lovely destination in Scandinavia, here are some alternatives:
In Turku stands the Turku cathedral, which was built in the 13th century and is one of Finland's most famous buildings. There are several museum ships from the 19th century for tourists to explore. In the summer Turku is host to several cruise lines that offer amazing views of the archipelago. They offer lunch, dinner, or evening cruises. Close by is possibly the biggest castle in Scandinavia, the Turku Castle, which was built in 1280 and remains a popular tourist location. Turku is also is also a great place for shopping. This is a great central location to rent a holiday home South-Western Finland. If staying in one of the holiday cottages South-Western Finland in the Rauma area, make sure to see the Vanha Rauma, the Old Town according to World Heritage ratings. Full of wooden buildings from the 18th and 19th century, it is a treasure to take a self-guided tour in this city. The Kauppatori is the market in the center of town, allowing tourists to get a sense of the culture and also see the old town hall building. No matter where tourists decide to lodge, may holiday cottages South-Western Finland and holiday homes South-Western Finland are cozy log cabins.