There are more than sixty thousand lakes in Finland, making up 9% of its total area. Most lakes are linked with rivers or channels. So one can tour most of the country by boat. In winter, these lakes and rivers turn into good ways for sledges. Two thirds of Finland's territory is within the Arctic Circle. The northern tip of Finland has fifty days without sunrise during the winter.
Finland is also famous for its vast forests, covering 71% of its territory. One quarter of Finland's industrial output value comes from the forest.
Finland has another nickname: the country of a thousand islands. Helsinki, its capital, is formed by more than forty small islands and a peninsula.