Finland has been hailed as the happiest nation in the world for the second successive year by the United Nations World Happiness Report. This summer, travellers have a chance to discover true happiness by staying with locals in Finland thanks to an exciting new initiative.
Jávri Lodge is to reopen on December 1st. The adults-only boutique lodge caters for just 26 guests and was once the retreat of Finland’s longest-serving president, Urho Kekkonen.
Finnair has announced that it will start flying non-stop from the UK to Kittilä, in Lapland, in addition to the previously announced new service to Ivalo. The new direct service will link London Gatwick and Kittilä once a week from December 12th until the end of March, 2018.
Situated half-way between the Finnish city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm, the Åland Islands are that rarest of travel curiosities - an undiscovered gem. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for a visit to see just what it is that makes them so special.