Finland, the Nordic country sandwiched between Sweden, Norway, and Russia, is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Finland’s geography is unique, as it houses 188,000 lakes and 179,000 islands. With a population of only 5.5 million people, there is one lake or island for every 15 Finnish citizens. There are plenty of locations in Finland to explore, and this is a collection of 12 of our favorite images from this northern European country.

1. Sugar House

By Andrey Chabrov

2. Lights of Winter

By Mikko Karjalainen

3. Fire and Ice

By Jouko Ruuskanen

4. Star Dust

By Mika Suutari

5. Wrestlers

By Giedrius Stakauskas

6. Rainy Dawn

By Pete Huu

7. Divided

By Mikko Lagerstedt

8. The Reindeer

By Ilgin Yaroglu

9. Surrounded

By Antti Viitakangas

10. Cold Light

By Mika Suutari

11. Swift Waters

By Risto Vähämäki

12. First Snowfall

By Miki K.

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