Recreation from forests

Forests are the most characteristic feature of the Finnish landscape. Forests and trees contribute to the spiritual welfare and health of Finns in many ways. Studies suggest that merely by looking at pictures of nature people recover more quickly from stress and illnesses. The favourite place of Finns is often outdoors in nature, where they can calm down, relax, and enjoy the landscape and the wildlife. Foreign visitors are most welcome to experience the magic of Finnish forests.

Further information:
Mr Ville Schildt, ministerial adviser, +358 295 16 2190
Email: ville.schildt(at)

Updated 28.2.2011

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