South Western Finland remains one of Europe's most unspoilt and interesting holiday destinations, located in one of Europe's most beautiful countries, a nation which looks both west to Scandinavia and east to Russia in terms of its culture, and welcomes visitors with open arms. Whether you're looking to enjoy some cross-country skiing through the woods or whether you prefer something more serene, the seascapes, forests and cities of South Western Finland and the South Western Finland holiday rentals should be able to provide everything you've been looking for in a holiday and more.
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The region's major city is Turku, a place which was briefly Finland's capital between the years 1809 to 1812. The city was founded in the 13th century, and continues to occupy a major role as the urban centre of south western Finland. There are great shopping opportunities here, as well as more historical attractions. The castle here is over 700 years old, while the cathedral is considered as the spiritual home of Lutheranism in Finland.The city is also a gateway to the archipelago of islands which lies off the coast, a must-visit for anyone enjoying south western Finland holidays. Travel links amongst the islands of the archipelago are good, with a regular ferry service operating between the islands.
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The Archipelago National Park offers some great opportunities to explore the maritime habitat and do some fishing or wildlife spotting. As well as sailing ships, visitors staying at South Western Finland holiday homes can also explore the archipelago via sea kayak, with newcomers to the sport given instruction. Each of the islands in the archipelago has something slightly different to offer, but Nauvo is where the Archipelago Research Institute is based, and is good place from which to begin explorations of the wider area. The sport fishing in the region is excellent, while a wooden church on the island reminds people that it was once a medieval refuge for lepers.
Much of the accommodation in the region also has a sauna installed. Having a sauna is a massive part of life in Finland, and most private dwellings will have access to one. Enjoying the full Finnish sauna experience at one of the region’s health spas will leave a visitor feeling refreshed and revived, ready to explore the wilderness once more. A stay in this vast and beautiful area of Finland is potentially the holiday of a lifetime. Whether someone wants to lure a prize fish from the ocean, catch glimpses of rare birds, hike through the woods or simply sit and enjoy the view, there is always something to satisfy you. One visit is sure not to be enough.