May 15, 2012 12:10 BST The summer season sees three new quality accommodation providers in Finland's central cities.
May 11, 2012 08:14 BST It’s a big year for one of the best known Finnish cultural events, the Savonlinna Opera Festival; it’s been 100 years since Aino Ackté, the most illustrious Finnish soprano of her day, made the event happen for the first time.
May 15, 2012 12:10 BST A room sketch of Sokos Hotel Paviljonki, situated next to beautiful Lake Jyväsjärvi.
May 11, 2012 08:14 BST The center stage of the Savonlinna Opera Festival is Olavinlinna Castle in central Savonlinna, on the shore of Finland's Grand Lake Saimaa. During the festival, pre-show dinner cruises are available, and the boat takes guests to the back entrance of Olavinlinna, providing a sneak peek backstage.
May 10, 2012 09:23 BST
The summer cottage is a national institution in Finland. Sauna, swimming, barbecueing and general relaxation are keywords here.