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Winter Finland in 25 Photos: Nature Art and Frozen Lakes

Finland has approximately 187.000 lakes. These photos of winter Finland show what a Finnish lake looks like and how it changes during the snow season.

All Finnish lakes normally get an ice cover and later in the winter snow falls on the ice. This makes Finnish lakes a perfect place for all kinds of winter activities from skiing and skating to kick sledding and kiteboarding.

Winter in Finland, walking on the lake


As you know the nature is the best of artists. Look at my 25 nature photos and enjoy the winter in Finland! The photos are taken on Lake Näsijärvi close to Tampere, Western Finland.


Winter Finland: the Ice

Winter in Finland, frozen lake

The lake is getting its ice cover.


Lakeshore ice, winter in Finland

The lakeshore is decorated with ice flowers and ice.


Winter in Finland, frozen lake and ice flowers

White ice flowers spread all over the lake.


Ice on the lakeshore, winter in Finland

Nature makes ice sculptures on the dark rocks.


Lake freezing, winter in Finland

More and more ice is gathering on the rocky lakeshore.


The Snow

Winter nature in Finland, a frozen meadow flower

The nature decorates the dry meadow flowers.


Winter Finland: skiing on the lake

Time to go skiing on the frozen lake!


No boats on the winter lake

No boats in sight today.


Winter Finland: snow and ice on the lake

Just snow and ice.


Skiing on the frozen lake

You are not alone on the lake. Can you see two skiers?


Packed ice in winter Finland

The ice has pushed against the lakeshore.


Packed ice in winter Finland

The shore is full of ice sculptures.


Finland, lake view of Tampere

Winter sun sometimes looks dramatic.


Winter nature in Finland, a frozen flower

All plants are getting a winter look.


A thin ice in winter Finland

Ice sometimes looks like glass.


Ice sculptures in winter Finland

A huge flower of ice, made by the nature.


Winter lake view of Tampere Finland

Clouds over the lake are turning grey.


Winter Evenings

Lake Näsijärvi in the winter

Winter sun sets early.


Winter in Finland, ice flower on the lake

The sun gives ice flowers a purple shade.


A bush hidden in the snow

The garden has a winter look.


Winter in Finland, frozen waterdrops

Melting water freezes and forms icicles.


Ice flowers on a pier

Pink ice flowers cover the wooden pier.


Winter in Finland, frozen twigs

Will it soon be spring?


End of the Winter

Finland winter, melting ice

Then comes the spring and ice turns to ice floats.


Finland winter, melting ice

The ice gets black and melts away. Goodbye ice, see you next winter!


This is what a normal winter in Finland looks like and what we are used to having, in all parts of the country.

However it looks like the climate is getting warmer even in Finland and a good ice cover on lakes is no more guaranteed. So before entering a lake in the winter you should always check the conditions.

For more information on Finland travel check out the Official Travel Guide of Finland.


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One comment

  1. I loved Your photos. They are gorgeous. We have also winter fun on lakes:

    Walking on frozen lake.

    Happy and safe travels.

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