Lakes Region

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Mostly water and forest, this region has some of the most attractive and quintessentially Finnish scenery in the country. More than 10 000 years ago, the ice sheet covering Finland created a highly complex landscape of lakes, ridges and rocky outcrops, so characteristic of the centre and east of the country. Boat trips allow visitors to get a better idea of this region, constituting the heart of Finland. The biggest lakes are Päijänne and Saimaa, linked by waterways to most of the smaller lakes.

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Nearby tourist attractions

Cathedral of Tampere
Cathedral of Tampere
This grey-granite cathedral with a red
30 minutes
Kalevan Church
Kalevan Church
This concrete church locally known as
15 minutes
Tampere conference centre and concert halls
Tampere conference centre and concert halls
This conference centre and above all
30 minutes
Pispala quarter
Pispala quarter
This picturesque area, with its wooden
60 minutes
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