In winter, skiers, ice-skaters and other winter sports enthusiasts are guaranteed frozen lakes and thick snow although the exact dates vary slightly year to year.

In summer, the heat rises to up to 30ºC making it perfect for lake and sea swimmers. The coastal winds, especially on the west coast are great for windsurfing and kitesurfing

The long summers days and “white nights” are a joy to golfers who can enjoy up to 19 hours good light.

The forest moderates the temperature and is most suited to cycling, hiking and geocaching.

Fishing is an all year round activity as even when the sea or lakes freeze in deepest winter you will see people cutting holes in the ice – for a spot of ice-fishing.