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Go hunting for the northern lights in Levi, explore a brand new Premium Lodge in Rovaniemi, immerse yourself in urban activities in compact Finnish cities and learn why Helsinki Airport was nominated the best airport in Northern Europe.
Credits: Julia Kivelä

Unforgettable nature experiences with northern lights in Levi

Levi is a wonderful resort in Lapland. Autumn is a great time to witness the northern lights while doing activities and enjoying unique nature experiences. You could search northern lights on a horseback riding trip in forest paths during the evening. How about a canoeing tour on a calm lake while admiring the magnificent light phenomena? If you want to go easy you can choose a ferry cruise. If you fancy to learn to take pictures of the northern lights, choose a hunt with a professional local photographer, who knows the best spots to see and capture them. Read more about activities in Levi.

You can also admire the night sky and northern lights directly from your bed. Levi offers a wide range of accommodation options designed to allow you to observe the sky and the Northern Lights before you go to sleep and when you open your eyes in the morning. There is no easier or more comfortable way to enjoy the auroras! Find your favourite from the options here and book your unforgettable night under the sky. Accommodation options. 

Credits: Markus Kiili

Helsinki Airport voted Northern Europe’s best airport

Helsinki Airport was nominated the best airport in Northern Europe at the 2022 World Airport Awards, based on a global customer satisfaction survey conducted by Skytrax.  “Year after year, Helsinki Airport continues to be ranked among the best airports in the world. I am happy that passengers appreciate our airport’s services and have trusted us even during the difficult COVID-19 period”, says Ulla Lettijeff, Helsinki Airport Director at Finavia.

The Skytrax survey is a global passenger survey measuring the service level of airports, covering more than 550 airports around the world. The passengers evaluate the level of airports’ services and products throughout the entire passenger journey from the terminal entrance to their seat on the airplane. The current survey covers an eight-month period from autumn 2021 to spring 2022. Skytrax gave the award to Helsinki Airport for the fifth time.

Finavia press release
 

Exclusive Glass Resort Premium Lodge opening in Rovaniemi, Lapland

The Glass Resort Premium Lodge opening on 1st of December 2022 at Santa Claus Village has 4 ensuite bedrooms sleeping up to 8+2 guests. The high-end Glass Resort Premium Lodge has the same modern design and comfort inspired by Lapland traditions as the Glass Resort Glass Apartments. Exclusive Premium Lodge (320m2) offers a unique setting for unforgettable group stays. Enjoy a 10-person Sauna area, Hot Spring Spa Outdoor Spa, atmospheric fireplace, spacious kitchen and seating area and large windows for nature and Northern Lights viewing. The Glass Resort Premium Lodge is perfectly situated in peaceful surroundings while allowing full exploration of everything Lapland has to offer.

The 24 Premium Glass Apartments and Premium Lodge at Glass Resort are designed to combine Lapland tradition, modern comfort and the pure nature of the Arctic Circle. The window walls and glass ceiling provide an unrestricted view of the northern sky and natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights. The apartment interiors are decorated with Lappish handicrafts and Scandinavian design brands. Each apartment (44 m2) has a lounge, kitchenette and upstairs loft with glass ceiling as well as a private Hot Spring outdoor hot spa and a sauna.

Credits: Glass Resort

Incentives in Finland: Urban adventures

Finland's cities are full of cultural, historical and culinary events and activities. Finnish cities are compact, but don’t let their small size fool you: our urban centres are action-packed. Explore some group activities to add to your list. You can wake your taste buds in a cooking class or brewery tour. Get active with a bike or kick bike. Learn new skills on a design workshop. Dive into arts and get to know the cultural highlights. How would you feel finishing your exciting day on a relaxing sauna experience?

Read more about urban incentives.

 

Credits: Laura Vanzo

Visit Finland and 60 companies sign the Glasgow Declaration

Visit Finland and 60 other Finnish tourism companies and regions, have signed the Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism in June 2022. The Glasgow Declaration signatories commit themselves to cut their CO2 emissions in half during this decade and will work to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The Glasgow Declaration is the most comprehensive statement about climate change in the tourism sector. The declaration provides a framework that, for the first time, brings together all operators in the tourism industry around these shared commitments in five different ways: measuring and reducing CO2 emissions, reforming policies, increasing cooperation, and securing funding needed for development. 

“Visit Finland wants to do its part in achieving these goals, and our strategy is guiding us towards an inclusive and professional industry as well as a holistically sustainable travel destination that will be carbon-neutral by 2035”, says Kristiina Hietasaari, the senior director of Visit Finland

Credits: Harri Tarvainen

Removal of COVID-19 restrictions at Finland’s borders

As of June 30, the COVID-19 restrictions upon entry to Finland are no longer in place. Arriving EU, Schengen and third-country travelers will no longer be required to hold vaccination or COVID-19 test certificates, and tests will not be carried out at border crossing points.

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