Finland is the number one destination to visit in 2019. It's the happiest country in the world, named by the United Nations. We're here to explain why Insider thinks it deserves the number one spot on your travel bucket list.
芬蘭是 2019 年的首選旅遊勝地。聯合國點名它為世界上最快樂的國家。我們在這裡就來說明為什麼 Insider 認為它值得落在你旅遊清單上的第一位。
Finns are passionate about food. You can eat everything from reindeer meat to juicy cloudberries. Some of the country's more traditional foods include Karelian pasties, which are savory pies made with a rye crust, and filled with potatoes, rice, or carrots.
During the summer, Finns gather around the barbeque and cook grillimakkara, which is Finnish sausage. A huge staple in the Finns' diet is fish. That means everything from smoked salmon to fish pie to fresh lox can be found year round.
Perhaps picking out where to stay is the best part about a trip to Finland. Finland is a popular destination to see the northern lights, so across the entire country you'll find places like this. Glass igloos are a great way to see these iconic lights while still staying warm. Visit Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort for Arctic snow hotel and glass igloos to experience it for yourself.
But if you love the cold, then an ice hotel is the place for you. At the SnowCastle of Kemi, you can sleep in, eat in, and explore an entire hotel made of ice. And if you're a Game of Thrones fan, head to the Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, where this entire snow hotel is inspired by the TV show. A few of Finland's lighthouses have been renovated into hotels, so you can venture out to Finland's coast and sleep in this unconventional place.
The country has more saunas than cars. It's part of the Finnish lifestyle and something you should consider adding to your bucket list. There are some creative spots where you can experience a sauna. Visit Sport Resort Yllas and ride in the sauna ski lift, or head to Helsinki, where there's a sauna Ferris wheel.
And the city has more than just a Ferris wheel. Its historic buildings like the Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukion Church, along with its bustling Market Square, make it a lively capital.
An icebreaker cruise is another popular attraction. Hop on a Sampo boat and break through the frozen water. And if you're up for it, slide in the water and experience the cold.
破冰船是另外一個受歡迎的賣點。跳上一艘 Sampo 破冰船，突破結冰的水面。如果你願意的話，滑進水裡，體驗芬蘭的冷吧。
Over 70 percent of Finland is covered in forest, so explore the forest on a dog sled or a reindeer ride. The country has a freedom-to-roam policy, which means you can sleep, swim, sail, fish, or forge anywhere you like.
Finland is a country with friendly people, expansive nature, and yummy food, which all makes it the ideal destination to visit this upcoming year.