Category Archives: Finland

Just another day in July / on the Finnish West Coast

Late July is always the hottest time of the Finnish summer. This year is no exception. I wake up to the stifling heat in Rauma, where I’m visiting my mother, and maybe even more than her the surroundings that built

Just another day in July / on the Finnish West Coast

Late July is always the hottest time of the Finnish summer. This year is no exception. I wake up to the stifling heat in Rauma, where I’m visiting my mother, and maybe even more than her the surroundings that built

A Winter Walk in Finland

I can’t feel my face. It’s been a gentle winter, but these last few days have been ridiculously cold and dark. The frozen snow beneath my feet makes a scrunching sound that brings back unwanted memories from my childhood. I

A Winter Walk in Finland

I can’t feel my face. It’s been a gentle winter, but these last few days have been ridiculously cold and dark. The frozen snow beneath my feet makes a scrunching sound that brings back unwanted memories from my childhood. I

Finland: Into the Forest

The Finnish identity has always been strongly linked to nature. That’s not odd when you consider the facts. Finland is known as the land of a thousand lakes, it’s surrounded by the world’s largest archipelago of small islands, and to top it

Finland: Into the Forest

The Finnish identity has always been strongly linked to nature. That’s not odd when you consider the facts. Finland is known as the land of a thousand lakes, it’s surrounded by the world’s largest archipelago of small islands, and to top it

Snowed In: Winter in Finland

I’m not a winter person. Never have been and most probably never will be. I just don’t enjoy the freezing cold, the endless hours of darkness, or the frozen snow crunching beneath my feet. I know, I know, what am I

Snowed In: Winter in Finland

I’m not a winter person. Never have been and most probably never will be. I just don’t enjoy the freezing cold, the endless hours of darkness, or the frozen snow crunching beneath my feet. I know, I know, what am I

Reposaari: Finland’s Rocky West Coast

Reposaari is a small island just off the Western coast of Finland. The island is connected to the mainland by a drawbridge, and it’s relatively close to the city of Pori and the popular beach dunes in Yyteri. The island, whose

Reposaari: Finland’s Rocky West Coast

Reposaari is a small island just off the Western coast of Finland. The island is connected to the mainland by a drawbridge, and it’s relatively close to the city of Pori and the popular beach dunes in Yyteri. The island, whose

Foraging in Finland

Finland is known for its rich natural reserves of wild berries, wild herbs and a multitude of mushrooms. Finland’s forests really are beaming with natural treasures, just waiting to be discovered! The calendar for foraging in Finland is very specific: early

Foraging in Finland

Finland is known for its rich natural reserves of wild berries, wild herbs and a multitude of mushrooms. Finland’s forests really are beaming with natural treasures, just waiting to be discovered! The calendar for foraging in Finland is very specific: early

Naantali

This summer was extremely fortunate for me in a multitude of ways. One of those ways was definitely the fact that from early May to early September I stayed put in Finland, finally getting a chance to tour some nearby destinations,

Naantali

This summer was extremely fortunate for me in a multitude of ways. One of those ways was definitely the fact that from early May to early September I stayed put in Finland, finally getting a chance to tour some nearby destinations,