Driving through a country that boasts forest cover of 73%, the highest percentage in all of Europe, as well as 187,888 lakes, it’s pretty safe to assume that most of the views on your voyage are going to be… trees and lakes. But not just any trees and lakes. If you’ve previously travelled through countries such as New Zealand or Russia, you will notice a distinct difference when rolling through Finland.
Considering the incredibly vast area of forest cover, it is all looks remarkably well taken care of. Thought has been put into this landscape. You won’t find any wild and untamed bush. Trees are carefully spaced and placed in groups of species.
Of course, there is only a limited variety of species that are hardy enough to survive the harsh conditions of the arctic, but then again parts of Russia share these conditions and still manage to provide a very different looking landscape. The reason for this may lie in the fact that most forests here in Finland are owned by ordinary Finnish families. It makes sense to maintain your assets.