The Finnish landscape is mostly flat, though the Scandinavian Mountains stretch into the northwestern part of the country. Finland is heavily forested, with over 70 percent of the country covered by thick woodlands. Called “land of a thousand lakes,” Finland actually has 187,888 of them.
Koli in northern Karelia is Finland’s most well-known national landscape. Imagine the blue (white in winter) of Lake Pielisjärvi, speckled with its many islands and the rocky summit of the Ukko-Koli Mountain soaring above you. This is surrounded by beautiful hills covered with tall candle-shaped spruce trees.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Finland have mountains?
Finland is not famous for its mountains, but in the very north-west corner of the country – around 69 degrees north of the equator – lies a wilderness area with several peaks reaching above 1000 metres.
Does Finland have plains?
The topography of Finland is relatively gentle with low, flat or rolling plains and low hills. The land is also dotted with many lakes—more than 60,000—and the highest point in the country is Haltiatunturi at 4,357 feet (1,328 m) above sea level.
Is Finland a tundra?
Finland belongs mainly to the boreal (northern) forest region, the taiga. Finland is a land of forets: We have forests circa 4,5 ha to one inhabitant. ... The boreal zone forms a belt around the northern hemisphere. In Scandinavia it extends far north to latitudes with arctic tundra or even ice elsewhere (e.g. Greenland).
What is the area of Finland?
What is the geography and geography of Finland?
Finland is located in Northern Europe along the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. It shares borders with Norway, Sweden and Russia and has a coastline of 776 miles (1,250 km). The topography of Finland is relatively gentle with low, flat or rolling plains and low hills.
What kind of scenery does Finland have in the summer?
One of the most important birthplaces of the Finnish identity are the deep green forests, the rolling hills and the glittering lakes that cover most of central Finland. Drive through Finland in the summer and you’ll find two colours dominating the scenery: green and blue.