The Enchantment of Spring in Finland


Vol 26, Issue 19, 15 March 2024 

Spring in Finland is like a magical awakening after a long winter sleep. The cold hold of winter starts to loosen and everything comes to life again with bursts of colour and sound.

One of the most beautiful things about Finnish spring is watching the snow and ice slowly melt away. It starts with small patches of ground peeking through the snow and as the days get warmer, the snowbanks retreat revealing the earth underneath. It’s like a symphony of melting water with streams and brooks starting to flow again and the lakes and rivers coming back to life with gentle waves.

As spring arrives, the forests wake up from their winter rest. Trees start to grow fresh green leaves and flowers bloom in all colours imaginable turning the ground into a carpet of beauty. It’s a joy to see birds returning from their winter travels singing happily as they find their homes again in the trees.

For the people of Finland, spring is a time of celebration and happiness. As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter everyone feels a sense of hope and excitement. Traditional festivals like Vappu or May Day are celebrated with street parties, picnics and parades. Families come together to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking and picking berries soaking in the warmth and energy of the season.

But amidst all the joy, Finns also understand the importance of taking care of nature. They know that preserving their beautiful wilderness is crucial for future generations. As they marvel at the wonders of spring they’re reminded of their responsibility to protect and cherish the natural world around them.

In essence, spring in Finland is a time of renewal and wonder. It’s a season that touches the heart and soul reminding us of the beauty and resilience of nature and the importance of living in harmony with it.