Volunteer in Finland

A destination of naturally striking scenery and diverse terrains, Finland is an endlessly captivating destination for any traveller. If you decide to travel the vibrant, diverse city of Helsinki, you will get to enjoy benefits from worldwide influences as well as its own rich cultural heritage. The attractions don't end there though, as you will also get to venture through to the untouched natural splendour of the Finnish forests and hilly wilderness of the Kainuu region. It is safe to say this country can never be explored thoroughly enough!

Able to boast an extensive array of flora and fauna not found in much of Europe, including wolverines, packs of wolves and even brown bears, Finland truly is a magnificent wildlife destination in which to explore. What better way to witness all of this than to become a Finland conservation volunteer? This will not only allow you to track these incredible species of wildlife, but it will also take you into the wilderness region of Kainuu, a spectacular area almost completely untouched by tourism. Volunteering in Finland gives you the chance to see a side of the country that very few other ever get to, and it will create memories that will last a lifetime!


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Wildlife

Due to its often freezing conditions and snow covered landscapes, the wildlife in Finland is unique to the country. The animals which live in this winter wonderland have all adapted to their surroundings, and whilst there are some animals you may already be familiar with, there are also a few which you may not have seen before! Some of the more famous Finnish animals include:

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

The wildlife in Finland is so well adapted to either hunting or hiding in the Finish wilderness that this is one of a very few places you are able to see them. If it has always been your dream to see these animals up close and personal, perhaps via husky sled, then you should pay some serious consideration to a trip to volunteer in Finland!

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 filled to the brim with exciting activities and places to go, so you should never be short of an idea or two! It has the perfect balance of nature, scenery, and history to please even the fussiest of travellers, so let’s take a look at a few examples of locations you could visit in Finland:

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

With so much on offer, you will struggle to be bored in Finland!

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SG12 9BX
United Kingdom
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