Category Archives: Finland

A Regatta in Hanko

The Hanko Regatta was an annual tradition of mine for a long time; the best part of each summer, to be honest. But after several years, I have a hard time finding even a handful of pictures from the event that

A Regatta in Hanko

The Hanko Regatta was an annual tradition of mine for a long time; the best part of each summer, to be honest. But after several years, I have a hard time finding even a handful of pictures from the event that

Snapshot: Midnight Sun in Finland

Summer Solstice – also known as June 21st – is the longest day of the year. The length of this day is on clear display if you head north enough. In Finland, for example, the sun never sets on this day.

Snapshot: Midnight Sun in Finland

Summer Solstice – also known as June 21st – is the longest day of the year. The length of this day is on clear display if you head north enough. In Finland, for example, the sun never sets on this day.

Enjoying the Summer Sun on Lake Saimaa

Finland is called ‘the land of a thousand lakes’, which sounds like an exaggeration but is actually a severe understatement, since there are more than 188 000 lakes dotting the entirety of the small country. The biggest of those lakes

Enjoying the Summer Sun on Lake Saimaa

Finland is called ‘the land of a thousand lakes’, which sounds like an exaggeration but is actually a severe understatement, since there are more than 188 000 lakes dotting the entirety of the small country. The biggest of those lakes

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