City of Mikkeli is the capital of the province of Eastern Finland and is located on the shores of Lake Saimaa. Mikkeli - a lively city with a beautiful view of the lake.
The region Mikkkeli everyone will find something to do. Here you will find a variety of cottages and hotels. And for families with children Rantakeidas water park is one of the best places to visit.
The city center of Mikkeli is constantly evolving. Those interested in history and museums like the museums and galleries. Marshal Mannerheim lived in Mikkeli during the war, there was also a major tsetr rates.
For fishermen - the best place is Lake Saimaa! Here, hire a professional guide, or go fishing on their own.
Visulahti Entertainment Center is located three kilometers from the town of Mikkeli. In Visulahti can...
Early winter morning in Savonlinna. There is snow but the lake is not frozen yet.
Jari Sillanpaa Liekeissa Show icehockeyhall, Lappeenranta, Finland
Finland, World Champions 2011 ice hockey.
Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.
Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.
Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.
Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.
If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!
Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.
Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.
Text by Steve Smith.