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The lakelands Finland

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I would like to visit the Lakelands in Finland. Where is the best place for my base to visit the lakelands and perhaps do some hiking. I will be coming from Helsinki by train in September.

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Summer's over by September, so be prepared for cool and rainy weather - it will feel positively Arctic to you. The heart of the lakelands is center-east of the country, but there are plenty of lakes pretty much everywhere in Finland. A small town such as Hämeenlinna may be a good base for you, bearing in mind the time of year. There are plenty of beauty spots in the countryside nearby, starting with Aulanko Park, a 15-minute bus ride from Hämeenlinna.

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Koli national park in eastern Finland is very nice. It has bit more elevation changes than most of the Finnish lakelands and quite stunning scenery.

http://www.koli.fi/en/Places-to-visit/Koli-national-park#category=sights&initialsearch=true&sorting=Name&area=null&acctype=Kansallis-+ja+luonnonpuistot

There are plenty of other national parks as well and of course plenty of nice spots that don't have any official status. I would go through this list.

http://www.nationalparks.fi/nationalparks

As mentioned in September weather is quite cool and possibly rainy. So prepare with proper gear or have a backup plan if you don't want to get wet.

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I recommend to look at Lappeenranta, ca 2 hrs from Helsinki; http://www.visitlappeenranta.fi/en/

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