Essays on Mass Tourism and Cultural Traditions Case Study

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The paper "Mass Tourism and Cultural Traditions" Is a wonderful example of a Tourism Case Study. Finland is located in Northern Europe, between Sweden and Russia. It is surrounded by the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. Its capital Helsinki is the northernmost capital on this continent. Finland is connected by air from all major cities. Connection There is one more very different type of transport available to reach Finland and that is by car-ferry. There is a car-ferry service that runs between Finland and Sweden quite frequently. This service is available from many other ports also.

One can reach Finland in 24 hours by sea from northern Germany. There are some superfast ferries also that operate from Rostock to Hanko. Another carrier Finnlines operates on the route from Travemunde to Helsinki. One can take Silja Line’ s FInnjet from Rostock to Tallin and reach Helsinki from there by Super Sea Cat. One can reach Finland by road also if driving from Poland and Baltic countries via St. Petersburg. Traveling within Finland is a joy for the city dwellers as there is no congestion on any of the modes – road, train or air travel.

One can drive through the arterial roads and enjoy the scenic beauty. The same can enjoyed while flying from Helsinki to lake District or Lapland   Tourist traffic Most of the population in Finland is concentrated on the southwestern coastal plain. Finland attracts two kinds of tourism. Some tourists who come here are the ones who are looking for some exciting outdoor activities. There are many such opportunities that this land offers. One can go for cruising, canoeing, walking or cycling or sailing.

In winter there are few more options like skiing or riding a snowmobile and reindeer sled. Another type of person who comes here is the ones who are looking for relaxation. The unspoiled landscape of Finland is a soothing sight. It is not crowded by mass tourism and still maintains its serenity. It is a quiet place away from the noise and crowds of city life. That is why it is called ‘ Natur mit Unterhaltung’ or nature with amenities. So one can find here the beauty of nature spread up to the horizons without missing the conveniences of city life.   Topography Almost two-thirds of the land in Finland is covered with forests and one-tenth by lakes and rivers.

It is the interplay between these two features that makes Finland a charming place. Among the densest of the forests, one can find endless numbers of lakes, rivers, and ponds. And in the largest lakes, one can see a number of islands covered with trees even around the coastline of Finland, there are islands all around. It is said that there are approximately 179,584 islands around the coast of Finland.

Not all of them are sizable and many of them are just a rocky islet, some of them are sizable. The largest island here is called Aland and is spread over 685 square kilometers. About the lakes, it is said that there are more than 56,000 lakes. Most of these lakes are more than a hectare in area. The largest lake is called Saimaa which is in the south-east part of the country. it is actually a network of many interconnected lakes.

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