Lake Païjänne, Finland.

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There are 187 888 lakes in Finland ! Lake Païjänne is the second largest lake in the country. It is 119 km long and 23 km wide, and it's surface area is ca 1,1000 km. It is located about 200 km north to Helsinki. The lake is very suitable for boating, recreational fishing, and summer residence.

There are 187 888 lakes in Finland ! Lake Païjänne is the second largest lake in the country. It is 119 km long and 23 km wide, and it’s surface area is ca 1,1000 km. It is located about 200 km north to Helsinki. The lake is very suitable for boating, recreational fishing, and summer residence.

The lake is not very deep, so the water is warm in summer (about 24°C, except this year : only 17°C, but the weather was awful), so you can swim. A better way to enjoy the bath is to rent a mökki ( a traditional summer cottage made in wood ) on the shore of the lake : there’s always a sauna with the mökki : when you go off the sauna, dive into the lake. It’s magical.

The lake is surrounded by forests which consists mainly of Scot Pines, Norway spruce, and birches. You can find bilberry, raspberries, and wild strawberries in the forest. So, try it next summer : give up electricity and running water, and live a Robinson life in a wild and almost desert part of Europe ! My pics were taken with a lubitel and a diana+.

written by azurblue on 2008-11-20 in #world #locations #lubitel #water #swimming #forest #fishing #bath #suomi-lahti-kuopio-mokki #paijanne-finland #sauna #woods #diana #lake #nature

2 Comments

  1. deff1
    deff1 ·

    Beautiful Shots! Finland looks so natural.

  2. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Thank you deft1 !

    That's true, in fact Finland is the european desert, covered with forests and lakes in its center part.
    It's very peacefull and quiet, to rest there.

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