In springtime, there is still plenty of snow across the country and also many hours of daylight. Not only are conditions perfect to film winter scenes, but the sun's warmth is also a welcome addition.
24 hours of daylight during the midsummer months allows for longer production shooting days. Finnish summer days are not only endless, but warm too.
Finland has four distinct seasons with unique natural conditions in which to film – from the midnight sun and summer heat to snow and extreme cold.
The Finnish summer ends in an explosion of colour, known as ‘ruska’, which is particularly beautiful in the forests and on the fells of Lapland.
During the polar nights, the landscape can be magically lit by the starry sky and the vibrant Northern Lights seem to dance upon the snow. The sun sits slow on the horizon during the winter days.
Thanks to the country’s high latitude, the angle of sunlight is lower. This creates a unique light ambience, as well as magical hours, that can last for exceptionally long periods.
Finland is the most extensively forested country in Europe. Within half an hour from any railway station, you can reach the nearest forest.
Inhabited or uninhabited pictoresque islands are typical to coastal areas in Finland. With their harbours and urban services, many of the islands are accessible and hospitable.
East meets West on the streets of Finland's cities and towns, with their urban mix of architecture, design and infrastructure.
Filming in the wilderness is easy in Finland – thanks to an advanced infrastructure and data connections, as well as a vibrant nature tourism business.
Travelling back in time is possible in Finland thanks to its variety of ageless locations that can be transformed to represent countless periods of history.