You might have heard that Finland is the land of a thousand lakes, but did you know these facts about Finnish lakes?
10 Fun to Know Facts About Finnish Lakes
- Fresh water areas cover ten percent (10%) of Finland’s land area!
- Finland has 168 000 lakes (with size larger than 500 m²)
- Lake Saimaa is Finland’s largest lake covering an area of 1393 km²
- Lake Päijänne is Finland’s deepest lake with a maximum depth of 95 m
- Lake Koddejärvi in Enontekiö is Finland’s highest lake at an altitude of 987.6 m
- Lake Saimaa has the longest shoreline of any Finnish lakes. Saimaa has a shoreline of 5276 km
- Mustalampi (= Black pond) is the most common lake name in Finland
- Lake Riihilampi (Riihi Pond) in Liperi is the largest lake Finland that is named a pond. It covers an area of 287.7 hectare
- Inari has more lakes than any other Finnish municipality. In Inari municipality there is 8033 lakes
- Taipalsaari has more fresh water areas than any other Finnish municipality. 54.7 % of Taipalsaari is covered with fresh water