Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Finland enjoys four distinct seasons. In the land of the Midnight Sun, the lush countryside basks in nurturing sunshine for 15 hours a day during summer. In the northern regions, the sun shines 24 hours a day for two months of the year. Follow the scenic King’s Road that stretches west of Helsinki to the 770-year-old former capital of Turku and east to the Lake District. Gaze upon the largest archipelago in Europe created by thousands of islands cradling the southern coast. Explore the sparsely inhabited landscape of Lapland above the Arctic Circle in the north. Find a vibrant, sophisticated culture of fascinating history and unspoiled natural beauty in this star of the Nordic Countries.
When it’s made in Europe, it’s usually something special. From world-renowned beers to luxury automobiles, Europe has a knack for handcrafting greatness. Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the factories and museums you can tour while in Europe.
Europe is a very bike-friendly continent, both in the cities and out in the countryside. Turn your sightseeing into exercise and cover more ground on Europe’s great bike paths.
Europe is a magical place. From ancient castles to picturesque waterfalls, much of the scenery looks like it could be straight out of a fairytale. In fact, much of Europe’s best literature, collections of short stories and iconic European fairytales are inspired by real places. Explore them for yourself to turn the stories of folklore into your reality.
One of the best ways to witness the diversity of Europe is to participate in one of the many festivals – be it celebrating a saint, food , film or even the circus.
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
Whether you aim for Olympic speed or gentle slopes, here is a list of the coolest and lesser-ridden ski resorts in Europe, which are waiting for you.
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