Category Archives: Finland

Kotka Maritime Festival

Finland’s largest urban festival is a joyful celebration that takes over the entire shoreline and downtown area of Kotka, located just about an hour away from the capital, Helsinki. The Maritime Festival is a peculiar combination of big war vessels,

Kotka Maritime Festival

Finland’s largest urban festival is a joyful celebration that takes over the entire shoreline and downtown area of Kotka, located just about an hour away from the capital, Helsinki. The Maritime Festival is a peculiar combination of big war vessels,

Allas Sea Pool: A Helsinki Hotspot

Allas Sea Pool is a relatively new addition to Helsinki’s seaside scene, but it has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors. It’s an incredible place to lounge by the pool or just sit back with a good cocktail and

Allas Sea Pool: A Helsinki Hotspot

Allas Sea Pool is a relatively new addition to Helsinki’s seaside scene, but it has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors. It’s an incredible place to lounge by the pool or just sit back with a good cocktail and

Camping in Nuuksio National Park

Here’s somewhere I never thought I’d find myself – spending a summer Saturday cramped into a tiny tent on soggy ground, deep in the forests of a national park. But that’s exactly where I ended up in early August. And the

Camping in Nuuksio National Park

Here’s somewhere I never thought I’d find myself – spending a summer Saturday cramped into a tiny tent on soggy ground, deep in the forests of a national park. But that’s exactly where I ended up in early August. And the

Kallio Block Party

Helsinki’s Kallio district is definitely one of the liveliest in the city – the party doesn’t seem to stop here, ever. And every August for one glorious night the party grows even larger, with a huge block party that takes

Kallio Block Party

Helsinki’s Kallio district is definitely one of the liveliest in the city – the party doesn’t seem to stop here, ever. And every August for one glorious night the party grows even larger, with a huge block party that takes

Iceland in Helsinki

It’s been nearly two years, but I’m still excited whenever I look back on that one night in September 2015, when Iceland came to Helsinki. The Finnish importers of Skyr – the Icelandic dairy product/superfood – took an island off

Iceland in Helsinki

It’s been nearly two years, but I’m still excited whenever I look back on that one night in September 2015, when Iceland came to Helsinki. The Finnish importers of Skyr – the Icelandic dairy product/superfood – took an island off

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.