• Away from it all: island hopping around Finland's Turku archipelago

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    With Finland now open to vaccinated travellers, the 20,000 pristine islands off its south-west coast make for an appealing post-pandemic tour Finland has dealt with the pandemic much better than a lot of other countries. It still has one of the lowest rates of both confirmed cases and coronavirus-related deaths in Europe, a feat many have attributed to a strategy of rapid lockdowns and stringent travel restrictions. It did all this in typical Finnish style: without shouting about it. Perhaps this quiet demeanour is related to the country's deep connection with the natural world, where...
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