Volunteer in Finland


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A destination of naturally striking scenery and diverse terrains, Finland has it all. From the bustling capital of Helsinki to the untouched natural splendour of the country’s many forests, a volunteer holiday to Finland promises to be a breathtaking experience, as well as a rewarding one.

Visit the hilly wilderness of the Kainuu region, home to the Nordic Wilderness Adventure Tour and a number of beautiful species such as reindeer, beavers and bears. This exciting tour will allow you to experience the wilderness of this gorgeous country, and by becoming an animal volunteer in Finland, you’ll take part in activities such as bear watching, husky care, and canoeing. Alternatively, you may want to pay a visit to Kahaani and the Kuhmo Husky Safari and Winter Wildlife Tour. Volunteering in Finland means gaining access to a range of unique experiences, such as spending time witnessing predators from hides and taking part on husky-led tours – what better way to enjoy your time in the country?

By becoming a wildlife volunteer in Finland, you will have the opportunity to see a side to the country which others could only dream of. Get in touch and start planning your volunteer experience today!

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Wildlife

Due to its often freezing conditions and snow-covered landscapes, Finland can be quite a tough place to live. The animals found in this winter wonderland have adapted spectacularly to their surroundings, and your time spent working with animals in Finland may also lead you to witness such species as:

  • Wolves
  • Whooper Swan
  • Saimaa Ringed Seal
  • Great Grey Owl

While sightings are not guaranteed, any chance to spot Finland's most iconic species should not be missed. Just a glimpse of a wolf could leave your heart racing, and you're sure to fall in love with the huskies found here, too! Joining a conservation project in Finland could be one of the most rewarding things you ever choose to do, so grab your camera and visit this stunning part of the world.

Culture

The culture of Finland is a mixture of indigenous heritage combined with common Nordic, Russian, and European cultural elements. Sandwiched between Sweden and Russia, Finland has absorbed elements of these two cultures in particular whilst still retaining a strong sense of national pride. You would have to work very hard to offend a Finn, but there are a few cultural points you should take on board:

  • It is recommended that you learn a little about Finnish culture before you head out (sports, theatre, etc) as Finnish people appreciate this!
  • Nature plays a big role in the lives of many Finnish people, and urbanisation only happened relatively recently in the country.
  • The country is also very proud of its music, and the genres vary from folk through to heavy metal so there is something for everyone!

Wrap up warm and you will be sure to enjoy exploring Finnish culture!

Popular Destinations

Finland is a country brimming with exciting activities and places to go, so it's a good idea to plan your itinerary before jetting off! Finland has a brilliant balance of nature, scenery, and history, meaning there's something for everybody here. A few of our suggestions include:

  • Helsinki – the Finnish capital is the place to go to soak up the incredible architecture, friendly atmosphere, and unique food that Finland has to offer.
  • The Santa Claus Village – who wouldn’t want to visit year-roundnd Christmas-themed attraction?
  • The Arctic Lapland Province - a visit here will give you the best chance to see the legendary Northern Lights!

With so much on offer, there's plenty of reasons why becoming a volunteer in Finland can be a fun, varied experience. Get in touch and book your holiday today!

Where you can go
Contact Info
UK Office
The Great Traveller Ltd,
3 Dairy Yard
Star Street
Ware, Hertfordshire
SG12 9BX
United Kingdom
Opening hours: 9am–5pm

T: +44(0) 208 885 4987

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