Beautiful Finland

Here is a great timelapse featuring some of Finland’s most spectacular sights and scenery. I have managed to visit many of the places featured in the video during my time in Lapland and the links can be found below.

For my photographs and experiences from some of the places shown in the video follow the links below:

Stairway to Saana

5 Things to do in Finnish Lapland in Summer

Kvarken Archipelago

Three Nations Border Point

The Three Nations Border Point can be reached by ferry or an 11 km one way walk from Kilpisjärvi. There are a few different ways it can be reached of varying difficulty, I chose to take the ferry one way and return on the Malla Trail to Kilpisjärvi Via Pikku Malla making the total distance 16 km.

From the ferry drop off point the Three nations Border Point is an easy 3 km walk along the fenced border between Finland and Sweden. The exact point is located 10 meters into lake Goldajärvi and can be reached by following a planked walkway to where the monument has stood since 1926. The idea is that you walk around the monument and visit each country by doing so, this allows you to see it from every angle and with a different country in the background.

Three Nations Border Point

Norway, Sweden, Finland

Once leaving the border point the trail takes you through the trees and up onto the mountains. Once up the walking is fairly easy and continues with beautiful scenery over Kilpisjarvi and Saana which is unlike any I have seen elsewhere in Finland.

Would you visit or have you visited the point where three borders meet?

© Our Shadows Will Remain

The Three Nations Border Point features on my post 5 Things to do in Finnish Lapland in Summer.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.
And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.

– Dr Seuss

The view from the top of Saana.

Stairway to Saana

Stairway to Saana

KilpisJarvi, Finland

742 steps lead up the 1,029m tall Saana fell from KilpisJarvi in Finland. Once you have climbed one of Finland’s longest staircases you are only a third of the way to the top and magnificent views over the surrounding Finnish landscape, you can even see to Norway.

See my gallery below, Saana From Every Angle.

Further Reading:

Another great walk in the Kilpisjärvi area is that to the Three Nations Border Point, where Norway, Sweden and Finland meet.

If you are interested in other things to do in Lapland I complied a list of my favourite, 5 things to do in Finnish Lapland in Summer.

I spent A Year in Living in Lapland and regularly took photos of my experience.